just-food authors and correspondents
Ben Cooper is just-food's contributing editor and specialises in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, policy issues and sustainability. He holds MAs from Cambridge University and the University of London, respectively in Social and Political Sciences and Social Policy.
He joined the just-drinks editorial team in 2000 and today works across both just-drinks and just-food, while also writing occasionally for just-style.
In addition to his regular features, Ben has written numerous in-depth management briefings on issues such as alcohol policy, sponsorship, the Fairtrade market, the use of food colourings and environmental issues facing the clothing industry.
He also writes regularly for Ethical Corporation magazine which specialises in the corporate social responsibility field.
He lives in London where he also works as a professional singer.
Articles by Ben Cooper
The UK’s Committee of Advertising Practice has launched a public consultation on new self-regulatory rules governing the advertising of food and drink to children through non-broadcast media. The extent to which non-industry views are reflected in the eventual rules, Ben Cooper writes, will have a direct bearing on their credibility.
Oxfam's Behind the Brands campaign reflects the increased responsibility global food companies are now expected to assume for working conditions, wages, safety and workers’ rights in their agricultural supply chains. Ben Cooper reports.
Three of the seven issues on which Oxfam’s Behind the Brands campaign rates the world’s ten largest food and drinks companies relate directly to wages, workers’ rights and working conditions in their agricultural supply chains. Here, just-food sets out the NGO's evaluations under the three criteria - women, farmers and workers - along with the companies’ reactions.
Manufacturers are facing mounting pressure to reduce the level of sugar in processed foods but could that challenge be made even harder by increasing consumer demand for "clean labels"? Ben Cooper investigates.
Ben Cooper examines consumption itself and asks whether government statistics in the UK published earlier this year, coupled with observations by the head of sustainability at Ikea, signify slowing demand for consumer goods.
US spreads-to-coffee group JM Smucker has confirmed that it plans to shut down two facilities in Livermore, California.
UK juice specialist Plenish is launching a non-dairy beverage made from cashews which will be branded as Plenish Organic Cashew M*lk.
Vinamilk, Vietnam’s largest dairy producer, has reported a 37.9% rise in first-quarter pre-tax profits to VND2.63trn (US$118m).
Arla Foods has launched Lurpak Spreadable Infusions, a range of flavoured spreadables under the Lurpak brand, in the UK.
Ros Agro, the UK-listed Russian holding company behind Russian food maker Rusagro, has announced a further offering on the London Stock Exchange of US$250m in ordinary shares.
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- The balancing act at Amy's Kitchen - interview
- Tackling infant formula fraud in China
- US food labels to include "added sugars" info
- General Mills invests in another US SME
- ConAgra focusing on core with Spicetec sale
- Kraft Heinz to expand US plant
- ABP Food Group names COO Frank Stephenson new CEO