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US farm boss says US/UK ‘in dating phase’ over trade

By Mike Stones

The US and the UK are currently in “the dating phase” over agreeing a trade deal, which should not take long, US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue has exclusively told the Food Manufacture Group.

UK grocery price rise and shoppers buy less, according to a new Nielsen report

UK grocery market sees 2.9% growth year-on-year

By James Ridler

UK grocery sales have grown 2.9% year-on-year, according to a new report from information specialist Nielsen, as the European grocery market grew at the fastest rate in three years. 

Jon Poole: The IFST is co-operating ‘very well’ with its US equivalent

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Food challenges are common globally: skills boss

By Mike Stones

Food industry challenges are the same throughout the world, and different regions can learn from each other in tackling them, the boss of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) has claimed.

India opens its gates to inward food processing investment

India woos UK food and drink processors

By Rick Pendrous

The Indian government is on a mission to attract overseas investment to meet rising demand for processed foods among its 1.3bn population, which includes a rapidly growing urban middle class. Currently, just 7% of India’s agricultural produce is processed...

Targeting GM technology first at pesticides, rather than food, has blighted its future, says Trace Sheehan

Reports from IFT17

GM food: ‘where industry went wrong ...’

By Michael Stones

Focusing genetically modified (GM) technology first on pesticides, rather than directly on food, has soured the debate about GM and blighted its future, says food science film maker Trace Sheehan.

Antibiotic sales for use in food-producing animals dropped 10% in 12 months, says DEFRA

EU plans action on antibiotic resistance threat

By Noli Dinkovski

The EU is to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans and animals with a three-pillared action-plan focusing on best practice, research and innovation, and promoting better farming standards globally.