08 Mar '12, 11am

Ouch, broken promises...McDonald's exemption from Olympics' sustainable food standards sparks anger via @businessgreen

The organisers of London's 2012 Olympic Games have been accused of failing to reinforce their own sustainable food sourcing pledge, after it was confirmed McDonald's will be exempt from a requirement to source all its chicken from Britain for this summer's Games. Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London Olympic and Paralympic Organising Committee (LOCOG), yesterday told the London Assembly that McDonald's, the official 2012 London Games food sponsor, will only source 10 per cent of its chicken from UK farmers. FURTHER READING Paddick aims to electrify London cabs with Green Deal-style loan scheme Green Party accuses London mayor of £44m climate budget underspend Under LOCOG's Food Vision , the 31 thousand tonnes of poultry expected to be sold at the Olympics should be British Red Tractor Assured, of high quality, fit for purpose, and free from damage or spoilage. Coe confirme...

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