There’s No Plan Bee: Empty shop shelves in a future without bees

Clipper Teas, the natural and organic tea brand owned by Ecotone UK, is working closely with a top conservationist to highlight the important role of bees and other pollinators to the food industry. As part of the brand’s Organic September campaign, Clipper is working in partnership with bee expert Dave Goulson and has shared a number of thought-provoking images to demonstrate the impact on UK supermarkets if the number and species of bees and other pollinators continue to decline. The pair also reveals the popular foods that would vanish from…

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Sustainability is the fastest-growing purchase consideration

Despite fears of a global recession, there has been significant growth in the number of people making food and drink purchasing decisions based on sustainability, an increase of 25% in the last two years, according to a new report.  While price and quality are still the biggest considerations when grocery shopping, this has declined in the last two years, by 17% for high quality and 10% for low prices.   Consumers are beginning to see the value in paying more for products that are better for the planet with two-thirds (66%) saying they would be willing to pay more for…

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Brits are blind to the biodiversity crisis

The loss of biodiversity is said to be one of the biggest crises our planet faces, yet few people are aware of its biggest cause; producing enough food to feed 7.7 billion people on Earth, prompting an urgent call for action in the food industry. According to a new report, only 5% of people said food production or intensive farming gives them most cause for environmental concern, even though one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions comes from food systems. The report also revealed that only a third say they understand…

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