UK’s Freshgro co-op looks to produce world’s first carbon-neutral carrots

Carbon neutral is all the rage across the globe as governments, businesses and individuals strive for a more sustainable planet. Growers are trying to do their part, as well. The Nottingham-based Fresh Growers, or Freshgro co-operative, is hoping to deliver the world’s first carbon-neutral carrots later this year. The 10 farmers said premium Chantenay carrots, […]

Lidl asks UK public to assist in picking new store locations

Oxfam: Lidl announces new measures to protect overseas workers

With plans to continue growing its footprint across the UK, Lidl is now turning to the public to help them identify worthy sites for their next stores. The discount retail chain says they will pay a finder’s fee that could amount to upwards of £22,500 for a completed £1.5m site purchase. Lidl has even given […]

Freshfel Europe and top produce companies launch Environmental Footprint Initiative

Environment Secretary opens £40 million fund to boost farm productivity

With legislation forthcoming on environmental accountability, a coalition of fresh produce partners along with Freshfel Europe have launched a new strategy to boost sustainability across the EU supply chain. The Environmental Footprint Initiative – being forged by Freshfel andAilimpo, ANPP, Apeel Sciences, Assomela, Bama Gruppen, Bayer AG, BVEO, COLEACP, Dole, Greenyard, Fresh Produce Centre, IG […]

Eat Them to Defeat Them leads has amassed nearly £100 million in vegetable sales

Eat Them To Defeat Them returns with £10m campaign aimed at kids

The unstoppable Eat Them to Defeat Them campaign from Veg Power and ITV has led to an astonishing £92 million of vegetable sales during the past three years – including one delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic – according to newly released data from Pearl Metrics. Desperately trying to find any mechanism to reduce obesity and […]