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Food industry looks to greener future

Food industry looks to greener future

Environmental issues are far more prominent in public debate today than a few years ago but Dean Best wonders how widespread such concerns really are among ordinary consumers. And by the same token, as food manufacturers and retailers tailor their strategies in response to greater environmental awareness, how much effect are green issues really having on mainstream food buying habits?

UK: Asda goes back to the 1950s to cut back packaging

UK: Asda goes back to the 1950s to cut back packaging

Asda, the UK unit of Wal-Mart, has announced that it aims to reduce its own label food packaging by 25% over the next 12 months by eliminating packaging on fresh fruit and vegetables. The move emulates “a traditional greengrocer shop from the 1950s,” the supermarket said.