All articles by David Burrows

David Burrows

Is the net closing in on chemicals used in food packaging?

Food companies remain reticent to talk about possible issues in their packaging supply chain.

Goldilocks and the EU green claims crunch

The EU wants to scold companies for greenwashing but will its new rules see brands give sustainability the cold shoulder?

Livestock industry pushes ‘less but better’ as sustainability debate rages

Can companies successfully market products as sustainable, are their claims credible and what does it mean for consumption?

The world’s largest food companies have gone backwards on net zero

An analysis by Just Food of some of the food majors’ progress on net zero shows the scale of challenge ahead.

Packaging: the carbon dilemma for food companies

Packaging accounts for a small proportion of a food company’s carbon footprint but remains high on the consumer, political and NGO agenda, leaving industry with some difficult decisions.

Brands’ efforts on plastic packaging prove a load of rubbish

The global plastics commitment has provided unprecedented access to brands’ use of packaging but will yesterday’s dismal update see it thrown on the scrapheap?

Why we’re in a critical period in the development of regenerative agriculture

Is regenerative agriculture a trend some are jumping on, or an honest attempt to overhaul a broken system?

Eco-labels: sexy but no silver bullet for sustainable food sales

Sustainability labels, whether focused on a single metric like greenhouse gases or a range of them, are popular interventions but what impact can they really have?

How organic food can navigate the cost-of-living crisis

As inflation climbs, the price gap between conventional and organic products is shrinking, advocates say.

Paper bottles are sexy but are they good for sauce?

Kraft Heinz’s “ketchup bottle of tomorrow” shows how brands are happy to squeeze every last drop of PR out of their anti-plastic packaging plans, David Burrows argues.