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Posted: 5 November 2021 | | No comments yet

Catch up with this week’s food and drink headlines, including more meat sector labour woes and new net zero targets.

UK meat producers are sending carcasses to the EU to be butchered, before re-importing them, thanks to staff shortages.

Clearly, it makes little sense logistically or in climate terms to be sending lorryloads of carcasses from one country into another, only for that same journey to be made in reverse a few days later. That’s before the increased cost of transport and customs checks are taken into account – an amount the BMPA says adds up to £1,500 per lorry.

On the flipside, it may save healthy animals from being culled.

The American Chemical Society is encouraging manufacturers to offer more cost-effective package sizes and consumers to cut out high calorie food. The US is one of the biggest food wasting countries, coming in third with India in second place and China leading the way, according to Forbes.

Amidst COP26, Mondelēz International has announced it is committing to a 2050 target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its full value chain.

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