08 Mar '12, 2pm

It's @Climate_Week this week and the makers of Lincolnshire Poacher are not being left behind

Forget the smell of blue Stilton or the red rind of Edam. Now one British cheese maker has started selling "green" cheese from a farm powered by solar panels and a wind turbine. F.W Read & Sons yesterday confirmed it had successfully installed a 50KW solar PV system on the farm where it has made Lincolnshire Poacher for 20 years. FURTHER READING Updated: McDonald's exemption from Olympics' sustainable food standards sparks green anger Schwarzenegger, UN leaders unveil virtual platform Sustainia The 42,000KWh a year system will help power the milking machines for the farm's 230 cows, as well as the cheese-making equipment and refrigeration units used to keep the 200 tonnes of stored cheese at the right temperature. The business is run by brothers Tim and Simon Jones, and already has a wind turbine onsite. They hope the solar system, supplied by Freewatt, will help save near...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2158106/solar-panels...

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