A lack of diversity could be fuelling a recruitment shortage in the engineering and technical industry, claims the IET

Government’s Industrial Strategy ‘must tackle skills gap’

By James Ridler

The government’s new Industrial Strategy will work only if it tackles the skills gap, claims the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), after it published a report that found a lack of diversity in the engineering and technical workforce could...

Raw cured bacon is one of the foods that could be affected by the guidance

New botulinum guidance could hit cured meat shelf-life

By Rick Pendrous

Cured meat manufacturers are worried that revised guidance for manufacturers from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on controlling the dangerous bacterium Clostridium botulinum in their products could result in dramatically reduced shelf-life.

A complaint about the packaging of Quorn’s sausage rolls sparked a social media storm on Twitter

Quorn packaging sparks Twitter storm

By James Ridler

Packaging for Quorn’s meat-free sausage rolls sparked a social media storm on blogging site Twitter, after a user complained it was misleading.

Professor Christine Williams: ‘Many young people coming into research today are actually put off’

Food scientist industry link attacks unfair: professor

By Rick Pendrous

Nutrition scientists must not be “pilloried” for working with industry on research projects that could lead to advances in public health and a reduction in obesity, a leading academic in the field has argued.

New Zealand’s sheep exports have flourished since subsidies were lifted, claims the former New Zealand high commissioner

UK should ‘learn lesson’ from New Zealand over subsidies

By Noli Dinkovski

Removing subsidies and opening up markets post-Brexit is likely to result in increased domestic food and farming productivity while boosting food security, the former New Zealand high commissioner to the UK has argued.

Price: the EU knows how important the food and drink sector is


Post-Brexit trade deals will be agreed, says former minister

By Rick Pendrous

The UK will go on to achieve a successful trading deal with the EU now that a last-minute deal to move on to the next phase of the Brexit negotiations has been struck, because it is in the interests of both parties to do so, former minister of state at...

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