Agriculture

Bans on commonly used pesticides and herbicides threaten to jeopardise the UK’s supply of cost-effective food

Pesticide regulation talks threaten UK food supply chain

By Gwen Ridler

Poor EU decision making about the future of crop protection products could jeopardise the UK’s supply of cost-effectively produced food and cost farmers more than £1bn, warned the National Farmers Union (NFU).

The IFST has set out three key priorities, Food science education, Sustainable food system and Brexit

IFST highlights its three food policy priorities

By Gwen Ridler

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has called on the new government to focus on food science, develop policies for a sustainable food system and the challenges of Brexit, in its list of key priorities.

Efficient water use will feature in our free, one-hour sustainable snacking webinar at 3pm on Thursday June 15

Snacks webinar focuses on sustainable production

By Michael Stones

Sourcing sustainable snacking ingredients and hot consumption trends will take centre stage during the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour webinar at 3pm on Thursday June 15.

The UK's agri-food sector will not be a top priority in Brexit negotiations unless stakeholders unite to lobby government

Food sector must lobby harder over Brexit

By Rick Pendrous

The UK’s food and drink supply chain stakeholders have been advised to unite in making sure the industry’s interests take centre stage during the tough Brexit negotiations that will take place over the next two years.

Jim Moseley has been appointed chief executive of Red Tractor

New Red Tractor boss is Jim Moseley

By Gwen Ridler

Red Tractor Assurance has appointed former Food and Drink Federation president and interim director general and Mizkan Euro md, Jim Moseley as its new chief executive.

Don’t miss your free place at our webinar on sustainble snacking trends to take place at  3pm on Thursday June 15

Food snacking trends under sustainability spotlight

By Michael Stones

Food snacking trends are probed from the perspective of sustainable ingredients sourcing in the Food Manufacture Group’s latest free webinar to take place at 3pm on Thursday June 15.

The prime minister’s snap general election announcement offers a chance to forge a national food and farming policy, say industry leaders

Election 2017

National debate needed on food and farming policy

By Michael Stones

Politicians should set out their plans to develop the UK’s £108bn food and drink manufacturing sector ahead of the general election on Thursday June 8, insist industry leaders.

The new agribusiness group aims to represent the view of the agricultural supply chain expertise during the Brexit talks

New agribusiness group to give united Brexit voice

By Michael Stones

A new agribusiness group – The Agri-Brexit Coalition – representing tens of thousands of members has been formed to focus agricultural supply chain expertise, ahead of the UK’s Brexit talks with the EU, due to begin after Article 50 is triggered later...

Jay Rayner highlighted the need for higher food prices

Food prices ‘must rise for our security’

By Rick Pendrous

Consumers will have to pay more for their food to enable British farmers to invest and ensure the future food security of the nation following the Brexit vote, leading food critic, writer, journalist and broadcaster Jay Rayner has claimed.

Brexit would offer food safety opportunities and risks

Food safety conference

Food safety policy to be restructured post-Brexit

By Matt Atherton

The UK needs a more joined up food policy after Brexit, to overcome sustainability, obesity and food safety issues, according to Which? chief policy adviser Sue Davies.

The CPRE was accused of not thinking about food security in its New model farming paper

UK farming report slammed by National Farmers Union

By Gwen Ridler

Policy pressure group Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) was criticised for not considering food security in its paper, ‘New model farming: resilience through diversity’, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU).

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