Global meat consumption in 2018 ‘created at least 1.7 gigatonnes of CO2 emissions’

Shifting 10% of meat production to plant-based alternatives could save carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to 2.7 billion trees, according to a new report

Tesco commits to tripling alternative meat sales by 2025

The commitment is part of the retailer’s collaboration with WWF that aims to reduce the environmental impact of food production

Sustainable rice label unveiled by UN-backed initiative

The Sustainable Rice Platform will enable consumers to track rice back to its origin country and ensure it is produced in a green way

Government invests £300m in aerospace, automotive, pharmaceuticals and food and beverage sectors

The Manufacturing Made Smarter Challenge’s initial £50 million of funding is being granted to 14 manufacturing projects

Could insect-based animal feed be the key to decarbonising agriculture?

Entec Nutrition, which has won £250,000 of funding from Innovate UK, suggests the answer could be yes

HelloFresh commits to offsetting 100% of direct carbon emissions

The meal-kit business is investing in a range of green projects, such as renewable energy plants, farm-waste methane capture and forestry initiatives

IKEA introduces plant-based meatballs to shrink carbon footprint

The new addition to the menu is made with pea protein, potatoes, oats, onion and apple and maintains 4% of the carbon footprint of the famous meatballs

Burger King introduces new diet for cows to slash emissions by a third

The fast-food restaurant chain says adding 100 grams of lemongrass leaves to cow’s food helps them release less methane as they digest it

UK’s largest meat businesses announce ambition to halve the amount wasted each year

Currently, around 380,000 tonnes of the meat intended for consumption goes uneaten each year, generating more than four million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents

‘More ambition needed to achieve net zero across food and drink industry’

That’s the warning from the Food and Drink Federation and SLR, which stresses government and industry must step up efforts to decarbonise what is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector