All news articles for January 2013

Steve Winwood, the new chief operating officer of Culina Logistics

Culina appoints Winwood as new boss

By Laurence Gibbons

Culina Logistics has appointed Steve Winwood as its new chief operating officer, as part of its strategy to drive business development and growth.

'Campylobacter is cleverer than we thought': food scientists

Campylobacter is smarter than we thought: scientists

By Laurence Gibbons

Campylobacter is smarter than scientists thought as it is able to alter its “swimming behaviour” inside human bodies to find food, according to new research by scientists at the Institute of Food Research (IFR).

Paul Wilkinson: DEFRA should launch an Entrepreneurs’ Fund to help small firms become big firms

Business Leaders' Forum

Food manufacturers need ‘Entrepreneurs’ Fund’

By Rick Pendrous

Business leaders have issued an urgent call for a new ‘Entrepreneurs’ Fund’ to be set up to help new food and drink manufacturers make the next step in their growth.

Iron-rich potatoes, delivered by nanotechnology, could be cheaper and more effective than dietary supplements

Nanotech unearths iron-enriched potatoes to tackle anaemia

By Mike Stones

Pioneering nanotechnology research to enrich the iron content of potatoes could result in a range of fortified crops, according to researchers at Nottingham Trent University’s School of Science and Technology.

DEFRA secretary Owen Paterson has urged the French agricultural ministry not to block reform of the EU sugar regime

DEFRA seeks French support to scrap sugar quotas

By Mike Stones

The government has urged the French agricultural ministry not to block reform of the EU sugar regime, which could unlock lucrative markets for UK food and drink exports around the world.

Greencore has demonstrated a steady hand on the chilled foods tiller

Greencore reports a good start to 2013

By Rick Pendrous

Greencore’s latest trading results follow a successful previous year for the group against a tough trading environment. They have been welcomed as a “sound start” to the new financial year by analysts who predict “robust margins” within the group.

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