Food scientist warns not to dumb down food sustainability

Food sustainability shouldn’t be dumbed down: top scientist

By Michael Stones

Dumbing down messages about food sustainability risks souring the debate about food sustainability, a top scientist told the Institute of Food Science & Technology’s (IFST’s) spring conference yesterday (April 19).

Andrew McLean, Co-head of consumer practice, Stephenson Harwood

Business Leaders' Forum

Mergers a key theme of food manufacturing bosses’ forum

By Michael Stones

Mergers and acquisitions in the food and drink manufacturing sector emerged as a key theme of the Business Leaders’ Forum staged earlier this month in central London by our sister title Food Manufacture.

Lise Madsen (centre), md, Honeyrose Bakery

Business Leaders' Forum

UK government is ‘anti-organic’: bakery boss

By Gary Scattergood

The UK government is anti-organic and is therefore failing “to promote its benefits” to the public, the boss of an organic and free-from bakery has claimed.

Paul Wilkinson, chairman of The Business Leaders' Forum

Business Leaders’ Forum

Food manufacturing bosses praise ‘government understanding’

By Michael Stones

Government’s improved understanding of the food and drink manufacturing sector was one of three key themes of Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum, which took place on Tuesday, January 15, according to the event chairman Paul Wilkinson.

Young: promoting exports should be higher up the government agenda

Government ‘more concerned with badgers’ than food manufacturers

By Gary Scattergood

Promoting British food exports should be higher up the government’s agenda than dealing with badgers, according to the director general of the British Frozen Food Federation.In an exclusive video interview for, Brian Young said greater...

Gary Frank with two robot-ready muffins

Fabulous Bakin’ Boys gets boost from robotics

By Mike Stones

Cake, flapjack and muffin maker, the Fabulous Bakin’ Boys are reaping the benefits of a £3M investment in robotic technology, which is enabling the firm to grow new markets, cut costs and boost efficiency.

Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards – video highlights

Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards – video highlights

By Michael STONES

Hundreds of food and drink manufacturing industry leaders gathered at the Park Lane Hilton in London for the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) earlier this month. Here, we provide a flavour of the big night − caught on film.