Supply Chain

The jv will give Canadian farmers access to the latest wheat varieties

Limagrain and Canterra Seeds in new Canadian jv

By Rick Pendrous

Canadian farmers are set to benefit from access to the very latest wheat seed varieties with enhanced characteristics, following a new research joint venture (jv) known as Limagrain Cereals Research Canada, located in Saskatoon, announced yesterday between...

GM crops could become widespread in Europe after gaining a foothold in the Ukraine and Russia

Ukraine and Russia to be Europe’s GM springboard

By Rick Pendrous

Ukraine and Russia are likely to become the bridgehead for the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) into the rest of Europe, according to the ceo of the French agricultural seeds and grain co-operative Limagrain.

Expansion at Heathrow airport was cleared for take off today

Airport report: ‘get diggers in ground at Heathrow’

By Michael Stones

Heathrow is the preferred option recommended by the long-awaited final Airports Commission report – leading one business leaders’ organisation to conclude: “get the diggers in the ground at Heathrow swiftly”.

Driving Scotttish economic growth: logistics makes a key contribution

Scotland’s growth depends on logistics

By Michael Stones

Efficient logistics are a key driver of growth in the Scottish economy, according to a new report from the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

Food supply chains need protection in the 'warzone' port of Calais

Food supply chain needs protection in Calais crisis

By Michael Stones

Food manufacturers should protect their supply chains from the “warzone” created by the strike action and illegal migrant crisis unfolding at the port of Calais, warns a leading risk management consultant.

The Calais migrant crisis has led to millions of pounds of fruit and veg being wasted

Millions of pounds of food wasted by Calais crisis

By Michael Stones

Millions of pounds worth of food is being wasted and the whole UK supply chain threatened by the migrant crisis is Calais – which has become like a “warzone” – warns the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

The accident was entirely avoidable, said the HSE

Fatal forklift accident at transport firm

By Michael Stones

A fatal forklift accident at a Lincolnshire transport and storage firm has claimed the life of a worker and resulted in a £125,000 fine for his employer.

Tougher MRSA surveillance measures are being considered

Industry downplays MRSA scare in pork products

By Rick Pendrous

Britain’s pig processing sector has been quick to downplay the risks to consumers of becoming ill from antibiotic resistant bacterium in contaminated pork products, following press reports today about MRSA in products on sale in supermarkets.

Canadian horsemeat imports should be banned on safety fears

Canadian horsemeat imports ‘should be banned’

By Michael Stones

The European Commission (EC) has again been urged to ban EU imports of Canadian horsemeat, following a report which raised fears about the meat’s safety for human consumption.

The accident could easily have had tragic consequences, said the HSE

ABF firm fined £10k for serious injuries to workers

By Michael Stones

Animal feed firm AB Agri Limited – a subsidiary of Associated British Foods – has been fined £10,000, after two workers were seriously injured by a reversing heavy goods vehicle (HGV).

Agriculture minister George Eustice refuses to rule out AHDB privatisation

Conservatives may consider privatising the AHDB

By Rick Pendrous

The future of the agriculture levy boards, which form part of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB,) in public hands could be in doubt following the suggestion by a senior industry source that the Conservative government might consider...

Tesco is under investigation by the Serious Fraud office, the GCA and the FRC

Financial watchdog focuses on supplier relations

By Rick Pendrous

The complex relationships between retailers and their suppliers is to be investigated by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) over the coming year, it was announced in its 11th annual report published today (May 29).

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