Environment http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/33-sustainable-development Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:13:35 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Clothing and footwear industry races towards sustainability http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/33-sustainable-development/12058-clothing-and-footwear-industry-races-towards-sustainability http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/33-sustainable-development/12058-clothing-and-footwear-industry-races-towards-sustainability

New industry body-backed index will allow companies to track environmental impact of their products down the value chain

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vicki.mitchem@govtoday.co.uk (Vicki Mitchem) Sustainable Development Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:47:27 +0100
New plans to assess UK progress towards sustainable future http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/33-sustainable-development/12009-new-plans-to-assess-uk-progress-towards-sustainable-future http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/33-sustainable-development/12009-new-plans-to-assess-uk-progress-towards-sustainable-future

The UK's progress towards sustainable long-term economic growth and social wellbeing will be easier for people to track under new plans announced by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Sustainable Development Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:52:33 +0100
Dairy code of practice is finally agreed by farmers and processors http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/33-sustainable-development/11999-dairy-code-of-practice-agreed http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/33-sustainable-development/11999-dairy-code-of-practice-agreed

Farmers and dairy processors have agreed the main points of a dairy industry Code of Practice on milk contracts. The finer details of the Code will now be finalised by all parties by the end of August

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Sustainable Development Mon, 23 Jul 2012 15:24:55 +0100
Government needs to get a grip http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/33-sustainable-development/11961-government-needs-to-get-a-grip http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/33-sustainable-development/11961-government-needs-to-get-a-grip

Government needs to get a grip, sit down and broker a deal between farmers and dairies to avoid a milk blockade

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Sustainable Development Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:05:47 +0100
Restaurants should tell diners where their food is from http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/33-sustainable-development/11931-restaurants-should-tell-diners-where-their-food-is-from http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/33-sustainable-development/11931-restaurants-should-tell-diners-where-their-food-is-from

Restaurants, pubs and caterers should tell diners which countries their food is from, Food and Farming Minister Jim Paice has urged

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scott.buckler@govtoday.co.uk (Scott Buckler) Sustainable Development Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:49:25 +0100
Gates foundation funds £6.4m GM work http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/33-sustainable-development/11865-gates-foundation-funds-6-4m-gm-work http://www.govtoday.co.uk/environment/33-sustainable-development/11865-gates-foundation-funds-6-4m-gm-work

Scientists at the UK's John Innes Centre are to lead a £6.4million research project on genetically modified cereal crops.

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vicki.mitchem@govtoday.co.uk (Vicki Mitchem) Sustainable Development Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:08:14 +0100