Food and Drink

As food & drink prices continue to rise across the world, it is often the producers and workers who are losing out to big corporations. We shine a light on the food sovereignty movement pushing for a fairer food system.

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Issues

We provide food for thought by looking at the big issues in our current food production and distribution system. 

Sustainable Food & Drink

Drawing on the growing food sovereignty movement, this section highlights ethical alternatives to a food system which is powered by large corporations rather than the people who produce the food. 

Product guides

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Baked Beans

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 25 baked beans brands.

We also look at sugar and salt content and packaging, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Mizkan Group and give our recommended buys.

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Bananas

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 20 banana brands.

We also look at Fairtrade, pesticides, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Dole and give our recommended buys.

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Beer & Lager

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 44 beer and lager brands.

We also look at Fairtrade and vegan beers, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Greene King and give our recommended buys.

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Biscuits

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 37 brands of biscuits.

We also look at palm oil, packaging, shine and light on the ethics of McVities and give our recommended buys. 

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Bottled Water

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 29 bottled water brands.

We also look at packaging and water scarcity, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Harrogate Spring and give our recommended buys.

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Bread

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 25 brands of bread. 

We also look at the Real Bread Campaign, packaging, shine a light on the ethics of Biona and our recommended best buys. 

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Butter & Spreads

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 32 brands of butter and spreads. 

We also look at palm oil scores, animal rights, shine a spotlight on Arla and give our recommended buys.

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Cat Food

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 35 cat food brands.

We also look at factory farming, palm oil, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Colgate-Palmolive and give our recommended buys.

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Cereal

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 36 breakfast cereals.

We also look at palm oil, GMOs,sugar, shine the spotlight on Kellogg's and give our recommended buys.

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Chocolate

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 99 brands of bars of chocolate, chocolate snacks and gift chocolates.

We also look at child labour, deforestation, shine a light on the ethics of Divine and give our Best Buys advice.

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Coconut Oil

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 16 coconut oil brands.

We also look at Fairtrade and organic, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Tiana and give our recommended buys.

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Coffee

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 56 brands of ground coffee, coffee beans, pods and instant coffee

We also look at certification, coffee pod packaging, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Cafe Libertad and give our recommended buys.

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Coffee Shops

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 15 coffee shop chains.

We also look at tax dodging, Fairtrade, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Starbucks and give our recommended buys.

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Cola

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 16 cola brands.

We also look at sugar and sweeteners, shine a spotlight on the ethics of The Coca-Cola Company and give our recommended buys.

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Cooking Oil

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 16 cooking oil brands.

We also look at GM, neonicotinoids, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Pura Foods and give our recommended buys.

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Dairy Ice Cream

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 56 ice cream brands.

We also look at palm oil, animal rights, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Unilever and give our recommended buys.

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Dairy-free Ice Cream

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 18 non-dairy ice cream brands.

We also look at palm oil, animal rights, shine a spotlight on the ethics of R&R Ice Cream and give our recommended buys.

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Dog Food

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 39 dog food brands.

We also look at factory farming, palm oil, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Nestlé and give our recommended buys.

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Easter Eggs

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 24 Easter egg brands.

We also look at cocoa, animal rights, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Nestlé and give our recommended buys.

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Energy Drinks

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 11 energy drink brands.

We also look at caffeine, plastic, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Gusto Organic and give our recommended buys.

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Fast Food Chains

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 10 fast food chains.

We also look at animal welfare, marketing to children, shine a spotlight on the ethics of McDonald's and give our recommended buys.

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Fruit Juice

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 37 fruit juice brands.

We also look at worker's rights and packaging, shine a spotlight on the ethics of The Wonderful Company and give our recommended buys.

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Herbal Teas

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 40 brands of herbal teas, fruit and roobios tea

We also look at decline in fair trade labels, loose teas, shine a light on the ethics of Yogi Tea and give our recommended buys.

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Honey

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 22 honey brands.

We also look at organic vs local, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Equal Exchange and give our recommended buys.

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Instant Coffee

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 14 instant coffee brands.

We also look at Fairtrade and Bird Friendly Coffee, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Clipper and give our recommended buys.

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Jam

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 10 jam brands.

We also look at organic vs local, and give our recommended buys.

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Marmalade

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 6 marmalade brands.

We also look at organic vs local, and give our recommended buys.

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Meat-free sausages and burgers

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 21 meat-free sausage brands.

We also look at soya, GM, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Hain Celestial and give our recommended buys.

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Milk

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 27 dairy milk brands.

We also look at animal rights and the rise of the mega-dairy, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Arla and give our recommended buys.

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Olive Oil

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 24 olive oil brands.

We also look at the environmental issues of mass production, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Zaytoun and give our recommended buys.

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Restaurant Chains

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 42 restaurant chains.

We also look at tax avoidance, sustainable sourcing, shine a spotlight on the ethics of J.D. Wetherspoons and give our recommended buys.

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Rice

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 28 rice brands.

We also look at its climate impact, use of GM, shine a spotlight on the ethics of EH Booth & Co and give our recommended buys.

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Soft Drinks

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 76 soft drink brands.

We also look at water extraction and sugar lobbying, shine a spotlight on the ethics of LemonAid and give our recommended buys.

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Soya & Non-Dairy Milk

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 30 non-dairy milk brands.

We also look at soya, coconut, rice and oat milks, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Danone and give our recommended buys.

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Supermarkets

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 13 supermarkets.

We also look at an A-Z of policies from palm oil to cocoa production, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Tesco and give our recommended buys. 

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Tea

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 47 tea brands.

We also look at certification schemes, workers' rights and shine a spotlight on the ethics of Unilever and give our recommended buys.

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Tinned Tomatoes

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 17 tinned tomato brands.

We also look at workers rights on tomato farms, toxic linings of cans, shine a spotlight on the ethics of LDH (La Doria) Ltd and give our recommended buys.

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Tuna

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 15 tuna brands.

We also look at MSC certification, slavery on tuna fishing boats, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Fish4Ever and give our recommended buys.

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Wine

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 35 wine brands.

We also look at workers' rights, chemicals, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Emiliana winery and give our recommended buys.

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