New 'ethical ratings' for restaurants
Sunday 28 April 2013
One of the world's top chefs is calling on restaurants to sign up to the first international eco-rating designed to make it easier for foodies to eat with a clear conscience.
A new global rating system for restaurants is being launched today by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). Its "Global Sustainability Rating" means diners around the world will know how food has been sourced, how the restaurant conserves its energy, waste and water, and even how it treats its staff.
Raymond Blanc, who runs Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons restaurant in Oxfordshire and is the SRA president, said: "This is the birth of an international common language of restaurant sustainability. The world's best chefs have a duty to operate responsibly and I would urge more of my fellow chefs around the world to take the test."
Some of the best restaurants in the world have already been assessed under the new system, to decide the winner of the Sustainable Restaurant Award, being presented for the first time at The San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants today.
Life & Style blogs
What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
iPhone 6s photos leak shows new phone will be thicker than iPhone 6, could make cases defunct
Women really are more attracted to men who make them laugh, study finds
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
- 2 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 4 Malnourished two-year-old found being breastfed by dog in Chile
- 5 Bryan Cranston speaks candidly about wealth
iJobs Food & Drink
£22000 - £32000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The fastest growing fitness cha...
£7500 - £10000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The fastest growing fitness chai...
COMPETITIVE: Guru Careers: A Marketing / Digital Marketing Executive (CRM, Eve...
£8 per hour: Recruitment Genius: The role is likely to be 4on 4 off, days and ...