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Protesters descended on 2 Sisters Scunthorpe

Protestors picket poultry production plant

By James Ridler

Animal rights activists protested outside 2 Sisters Food Group’s Scunthorpe factory earlier this week, in their second round of action in the past month.

DEFRA is to launch a review of farm inspections

DEFRA to launch review of farm inspections

By James Ridler

A comprehensive review of farm inspection is to be launched by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), as it aimed to scrap the red tape preventing farmers from focusing on issues such as animal welfare.

Winners from this year's Institute of Meat awards

Institute of Meat award winners unveiled

By Aidan Fortune

The butchery industry was celebrated at this year’s Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers Annual Prize-giving ceremony.

Unilever could choose the Netherlands as its main base

Unilever relocation could be UK ‘body blow’

By Michelle Perrett

Unilever potentially moving its group head office outside the UK would be a “body blow” to London’s reputation as a business centre, according to Clive Black, head of research at analyst Shore Capital.

Meadow Foods makes dairy products such as butter for food manufacturers

Roil acquisition for Meadow Foods

By Rod Addy

Dairy group Meadow Foods has acquired edible oils business Roil Foods for an undisclosed sum in a bid to expand its dairy products portfolio.

Mutagenesis – or gene editing – can occur both naturally and artificially

Exempt gene editing from GMO rules

By Noli Dinkovski

Gene-edited crop production could be set to become more widespread after a leading EU lawyer claimed the technique should be exempt from genetic modification organism (GMO) rules.

NFU president hails Brexit opportunity

NFU president hails Brexit opportunity

By Aidan Fortune

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) in England has reiterated the importance of farming and food production when the UK leaves the EU.

KFC restaurants throughout the country have been closed due to supply issues

GMB blames KFC for chicken shortage fiasco

By Aidan Fortune

Workers’ union GMB has slammed fast food chain KFC over its decision to switch distributor, which led to the temporary closure of shops around the country.

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