Aldi to Trial Plastic-Free Veg at Its Stores in England

Aldi is extending a trial to eliminate the use of plastic packaging for some fresh vegetables at its stores in England. The supermarket started selling five loose fresh produce, including savoy cabbage, white and red cabbage, pointed cabbage and cauliflower, without plastic wrapping in Scotland earlier this year. It says …

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Extreme Weather Leaves Scottish Farmers with £161m Bill

Extreme weather during 2017 and 2018 left Scottish farmers with a £161 million bill. That’s according to a new report published today by independent economic consultancy Ecosulis and commissioned by WWF Scotland. The report notes shows the severe weather negatively affected livestock and crop yields and warns extreme events are …

Poor Diets Killed 11 Million People in 2017

Poor diet killed 11 million people in 2017, making it a more deadly health risk than smoking, a major new study has found. The finding is part of a Global Burden of Disease Study published in The Lancet Wednesday that looked at dietary habits in 195 countries between 1990 and …

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Strawberries, Spinach and Kale Are Riddled with Pesticides

A diet rich in fruits and veggies is considered to be key to good health. They are low in calories but high in nutrients. Just what the doctor ordered. Or is it? Because of the widespread use of pesticides many fruits and vegetables on the market are packed with noxious …

UK Chips an Inch Shorter After Summer Heatwave – Report

The British chip has been left an inch shorter by the 2018 heatwave, according to a report on the risks to UK fruit and vegetable growing from climate change. The spell of baking summer weather was made 30 times more likely by global warming and left spuds substantially smaller than …

Flexitarian Food Puts Meat-Based Diets at Steak to Save the Planet

Scientists say a new ‘flexitarian’ diet needs to be widely adopted to protect the environment, feed the hungry and stop millions of early deaths. The EAT-Lancet Commission, which is made up of a group of 37 scientists from around the world, has developed the ‘planetary health diet’. The regimen does …

Study: Children Have Better Nutrition When They Live Near Forests

Spending time in nature is known to boost mental and emotional health. Now, a new global study has found that children in 27 developing nations tend to have more diverse diets and better nutrition when they live near forests. The paper, published Wednesday in Science Advances, provides evidence that forest …