Food & Drink

Will Waitrose’s plastic-free trial ‘weigh up’ for their shoppers?

What’s Going On Here? Waitrose is the first major retailer in the UK to introduce a plastic-free shopping experience. The new zero-waste stores will let customers use their own containers to shop on a refill basis. What Does This Mean? As one of the top 10 UK supermarkets contributing to 810,000 tonnes of ‘throwaway packaging’ every year (according to Greenpeace ocean plastics campaigner Ariana Densham), Waitrose…

Your Future Trolley: Food From Space with a Side of Jellyfish

What’s Going On Here? The Future of Food Report, produced by Sainsbury’s, has predicted what we’re going to be growing, buying and eating in the future. Futurologists and plant scientists used consumer trends, scientific studies and took into account our growing environmental consciousness in consumer behaviour. What Does This Mean? There are some pretty ‘Black Mirror’ sounding ideas, like using A.I. to prescribe…

Carbon labelling sticks in Danish food aisles

What’s Going On Here? The Danish Government announced plans to incorporate a carbon labeling system on food products as part of their target to become carbon neutral by 2050. This comes as more of us than ever before are asking our decision-makers to stand up and take notice of climate change. Tell the truth and provide solutions. What Does This Mean? What did…

McDonald’s Norway is trialling vegan nuggets

What’s Going On Here? Fast food giants, McDonalds, have announced that they are trialling Vegan Nuggets, (sorry, McNuggets) across restaurants in Norway. Do People Want To Eat Vegan Nuggets? If the reaction is anything similar to the vegan sausage roll that Greggs launched for Veganuary in then yes. A third of British people have now stopped or reduced their meat eating, according to the supermarket Waitrose.…

New Zealand Make MOOves On Farm Emissions

What’s Going On Here? A New Zealand climate change group has been tasked with working out how its country’s farmers should pay for their emissions. The move comes as the government aims to cut the release of agricultural gases in a bid to make New Zealand a zero carbon economy by 2050. What Does This Mean? The likely solution will be a…