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Protein Challenge 2040, a coalition of businesses and organisations, has launched a report titled The Feed Behind Our Food, urging retailers and food service companies to scrutinise what is fed to livestock and farmed fish at a time of massive growth for animal feed production. It also outlines several new innovations that can tackle the problem.

A need for North West England's food manufacturers to tackle their edible waste has led to Company Shop, the UK's largest redistributor of surplus food and household products, opening its 5th new superstore in St Helens, Merseyside.

A new 'green' and low-waste beer has been released by Borough Market with all profits going to the trader support fund, helping to ease the financial losses following the Islamic State inspired terror attack six months ago.

An environmentally friendly fish feed produced in north east England from gas-eating bacteria has been given an award by the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and promises to reduce pressure on both small species seafish stocks and land use.

An estimated 29,000 marine turtles are killed each year in tropical prawn trawls that export to the EU, with the UK being the biggest market. Yet a simple and effective solution – Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) – can be used by fisheries to tackle this issue a WWF report reveals.

Glenmorangie has seen native European oysters reintroduced to coastal waters around its Highland home after a century's absence, an environmental restoration that acts in tandem with the distillery's new anaerobic digestion plant to purify the by-products created through the distillation process.

New government policies are needed to increase private sector investment in restoring the environmental health of farmland, says a new study by think tank Green Alliance.

The ecological damage caused by agricultural slug pellets could be reduced by harnessing naturally occurring chemicals as a means to protect crop seedlings being eaten by common pests, a study suggests.

An enviro friendly reusable food packaging tray that lasts 10 years has beat stiff competition at a packaging trade show, and has won the chance to develop its idea, the Re-Fresh Box, with Marks and Spencer.

A pioneering local student, Vincent Walsh, who has transformed an old Salford mill warehouse into a Biospheric local communty food growing and research centre, has received a prestigious creativity award from CIWEM.

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