Agriculture

‘Putting more British food on more British plates,’ was Kendall’s recommendation

‘Put more British food on British plates’: AHDB boss

By Michael Stones

The UK needs a new farm policy, designed to boost consumption of domestically-produced food, to prepare the sector for life outside the EU, according to the chair of the Agriculture and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) Sir Peter Kendall.

Monsanto has long been involved in GM research

Monsanto rejects Bayer’s $62bn takeover bid

By Michelle Perrett

Monsanto, the international agriculture and seeds company, said it was still open to “constructive conversations” after rejecting an offer from German chemicals company Bayer, which would have reportedly created the world’s biggest agriculture supplier.

Horticulture and plant-based diets are the future, claims Professor Tim Lang

Policy expert slams 25-year Food and Farming Plan

By Rick Pendrous

The government’s forthcoming 25-year Food and Farming Plan has been slammed for its failure to address key issues of sustainability and described as a missed opportunity and “doomed to be irrelevant within five years” by a leading food policy expert.

Jonathan Russell has been promoted to control 2 Sisters' £1.5bn procurement budget

2 Sisters appoints new group procurement director

By Michael Stones

2 Sisters Food Group has promoted Jonathan Russell to director of group procurement, responsible for the manufacturer’s £1.5bn a year purchasing budget and for managing its supply chain.

Rymer: 'Every piece of Gloucester Born Beef sold has a code on'

Traceability scheme raises consumer trust

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers are being invited to improve traceability by joining a network of primary producers that can validate claims about the origins of their products.

Britain's sustainable food future may be under threat from cuts to agritech

Agritech funding cuts will damage the food supply chain

By Rick Pendrous

The future of the UK’s agricultural technologies (agritech) strategy has been called into question after last year’s “savage cuts” in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ budget, which is likely to feed through into a reduction of its...

Terry Jones begins in new NFU role in April

NFU appoints Terry Jones as its new boss

By Michael Stones

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has appointed Terry Jones – currently director general of the Provision Trade Federation (PTF) – as its new director general.

Mars has formed the first global standard for sustainable rice with the Sustainable Rice Platform

Mars announces sustainable rice partnership

By Michelle Perrett

Mars Food, the owner of Uncle Ben’s, has announced the first global standard for sustainable rice in partnership with the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP).

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