palm oil industry destroying planet

Will palm oil free products sell better?

A television advert from Iceland highlighting the effects of palm oil has been banned, because it was deemed “too political”. The advert featured an animation from Greenpeace, about an orangutan who is losing their home to palm oil producers. Iceland is the first major UK supermarket to go palm oil free. Greenpeace highlighted the environmental […]

Genetically-modified rice

Will UK consumers accept genetically modified foods?

Genetically modified foods have sparked fierce debate for decades. With Brexit ahead, Britain may have the opportunity to grow GM crops, as the EU are fervently against GM production. But what exactly are genetically modified foods, and are we ready to accept these changes?

Are alternative proteins the way to a sustainable food industry?

In May 2016, a study by the Vegan Society revealed that 3.25% of the UK population are vegetarian or vegan, with numbers continuing to rise. There are also those that don’t classify themselves as vegetarian or vegan, but want to reduce meat consumption for environmental reasons. Some of the alternatives to traditional meat and dairy […]

Can Tesco’s new discount store Jack’s compete with Aldi and Lidl?

Tesco are launching their new discount store, Jack’s, this September, and planning to roll out 10 to 15 stores across the UK within the next six months. The stores will contain around 2,600 product lines, which are mostly Jack’s branded. They will be positioned next to Tesco stores or be converted Tesco stores.

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