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East of England Co-op fights food waste with new initiative

East of England Co-op fights food waste with new initiative

Food, London
East of England Co-op has announced that it will start selling products past their 'best before' date for 10p. In an effort to cut back on food waste, East of England Co-op will become the first major retailer to sell food beyond its 'best before' date. The move is a part of the company’s new campaign: The Co-op guide to dating. It will use slogans such as 'Don’t be a binner, eat it for dinner' to encourage people to participate. East of England Co-op has teamed with Waste and Resources Action Programme to fight food waste. WRAP estimates that by improving labelling, the UK could save up to £1bn of food waste each year. WRAP believes that 360 million meals can be re-distributed by 2025. While East of England Co-op is the first company to implement selling beyond the 'best before' da
Imaginarium: the next ‘go-to’ place for Christmas

Imaginarium: the next ‘go-to’ place for Christmas

Art, Culture, Entertainment, Food, Galleries, London, Music, musicians, Theatre
An underground hothouse in the centre of Borough Market, the Imaginarium welcomes Christmas with a different outlook. Opening up a creative hub for artists from all fields such as storytelling, painting and live performances. Photo Credits: Sreelakshmi Vachasapthy I was able to make it on the very first Sunday, where I witnessed the opening of these feasts, ideas and theatrics.  It also gave me a chance to interact with the owner of the place- Naomi, who gave an insight about the events happening over next couple of weeks.  She said: "It is a six-week long program which consists of theatrical events, music, arts, dinning and workshops for people to join." The place stands out for its interior work and atmosphere. It also has stores set up which marks London’s independent artists, d
Pizza hut apologises after promotion divides opinion.

Pizza hut apologises after promotion divides opinion.

Food, Taste
Pizza hut have been forced to apologise after running a promotion in conjunction with The Sun. The brand has been faced with a barrage of criticism from consumers threating to boycott. Two weeks earlier Paperchase was criticised after running a similar promotion with the daily mail. We apologise for any offence caused as a result of this partnership. The aim of this offer was simply to give our customers the chance to enjoy a free pizza to share with their family and friends. — Pizza Hut DeliveryUK (@pizzahutdeliver) December 2, 2017 Stop Funding Hate, a group who try to persuade advertisers to pull their support for publications like the daily mail and The Sun is now involved.Releasing a statement on twitter after the apology. Hi @PizzaHutDeliver - we understand that you need
Don’t be a binner, have it for dinner: millenials targeted over food waste

Don’t be a binner, have it for dinner: millenials targeted over food waste

Business, Environment, Food, News, Tech
Waste reduction charity Wrap is poised to launch an anti-food waste campaign focused on 18-34 year olds living in urban areas. Research shows that millennials are the generation that throws away most food. In the UK more than £13bn of edible food was thrown out in 2015 Photo: Wrap A Wrap spokesperson told Westminster World: "We will be using a targeted approach to reach the right people using Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram – all channels we know are popular with our target audience. We’re advertising our content to ensure we really reach the right people and not just our existing fans and followers." Food waste is the third largest source of greenhouse gas emissions after China and the US according to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization. Take #ClimateActio
‘Next Meal’ battling homelessness in London one click at a time

‘Next Meal’ battling homelessness in London one click at a time

Food, Housing
Bleak, overcast days, cold winds, unrelenting rain; winter in London is hard. It’s even harder when you’re huddled on pavements with rolled up sleeping bags, old backpacks, and a blanket. It’s a stark, uncomfortable reality for London: 1 in 59 of its residents is homeless. This winter, however, it may just get easier if you have a mobile phone. “It’s a very simple idea and interface,” says Martin Stone, Voluntary Director of the Muswell Hill Soup Kitchen, introducing his new service, Next Meal. “You just have to go online, enter where you are, and you’ll get a list of shelters near you along with the facilities they offer,” he explains. Available both as a website and an app, Next Meal helps homeless people around London find shelters providing food and lodging near them. Last wee
Let me show you how to Hygge!

Let me show you how to Hygge!

Audio, Blogs, Culture, Fashion, Food, Social media
Hooga? Hhyooguh? Heurgh? No, “Hygge” is pronounced HOO-guh (with an old-timer car horn) which you may as well pronounce it right as it is ‘the key to happiness’ … or at least that’s what they say. (credit: Pinterest) Hygge is a Danish term broadly translated as everything from “creating intimacy”, “cosiness of the soul”, “the absence of annoyance” to “taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things”. Well … it seems the pronunciation isn’t that difficult after all. But however broad and abstract the concept of hygge may be, it has become a hype so suddenly and inescapably that the word “Hygge” itself has received an extraordinary spike in coverage. In 2016, the figure of the word alone has shot up to more than 200 pieces in national newspaper, roughly speaking, that’s 400 per ce
Mainstream Vegan: UK’s economy becomes greener

Mainstream Vegan: UK’s economy becomes greener

Animals, Culture, economy, Experience, Food, Health, Taste, trends, Uncategorized
It's official. UK lactose intolerants are cheering and hipsters are more mainstream than ever. Dairy-free milks have been added for the first time ever to the inflation basket. The results published by the Office for National Statistics included soya and almond milk to a list which the main purpose is to serve as a reference of the actual consumer trends. The Office and several analysts point out that this may have happened due to the recent growth of "free-from" diets such as Veganism. A new wave of millennials addicted to new trends and worried about their health have pushed these products up to the top of the list. Every day we see in supermarkets how new meat-free, gluten-free or dairy-free options appear on the shelves, on most occasions, at a high value. This can be explained as a
Ride and Shine: UberEATS is handling out free breakfast in London

Ride and Shine: UberEATS is handling out free breakfast in London

Blogs, Food, Social media
UberEATS has announced the launch of its breakfast service with a mouth-watering offer: free croissants. The ride sharing app’s latest deal will start this Tuesday (31 Jan.) and Uber has said anyone who opens the UberEATS app between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on that morning will be able to order a box of 4 croissants from bakery PAUL for free. As part of the launch, the new service attempts to compete with other on-demand food delivery services such as Deliveroo. UberEats will also provide food outlets via its app for other shops including Coco di Mama, Tossed, Leon and Bagel Factory. UberEats delivery person on Regent Street said: “there will be a lot of orders”   Shops getting their hopes up With increasing abilities and potentials to reach out to consumer
Uproar over plans to change Britain’s traditional fish and chip cuisine

Uproar over plans to change Britain’s traditional fish and chip cuisine

Food, ReportingWeek2
  Many people in the UK are outraged by the thought of having to embrace a multicultural diet when it comes it comes to fish, as sea temperatures sees fish such as cod slowly being replaced by squid, According to Dr John Pinnegar of Cefas.  In Cefas’s report, Pinnegar explained, “Our models for 2025 and beyond suggest that seawater temperature may continue to rise in the future.” He added: “we may need to replace cod and other old favorites with warm-water species such as squid, mackerel, sardine, and red mullet.” The possible change to Britain’s traditional cuisine has led to some of the British population venting their discontent on social media. John Bamforth, a regular fish and chip customer, said on his Facebook page: “This is a change that I don’t welcome.” Another Face
Save Andrew’s Café in Gray’s Inn Road

Save Andrew’s Café in Gray’s Inn Road

Culture, Food, Listen, Look, News, Video, Watch
The historical Andrew’s Café located in Gray’s Inn Road could close in May to make way for an expensive housing development. Andrew’s Café is one of the oldest in Camden with a history of over 70 years and was established before World War 2. Its current owner, Erdogan Garip, faces eviction after 12 years of hard working live running the café. The massive development scheme submitted to Camden Council by the property firm Dukelease, a private company owned by a single family, will demolish lovely heritage buildings and destroy a vibrant and active community which will be replaced by 13 new million-pound flats made of glass, metal and concrete. Unfortunately, Andrew’s Café it is only one of many businesses that will be forced out if the planning application for Panther House and 156-