The UK’s world leading position in plant science is in jeopardy from funding shortages and a lack of stable investment in essential skills, a new report from the UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF) released yesterday [January 28] warns.
Global pharmaceutical firm Sanofi has said it was the victim of fraud, after French police raided its offices in France and arrested 21 people elsewhere, during investigations into claims that horsemeat used to develop medicines was sold illegally for...
A leading academic says he’s prepared to “put his head on the block" and insist that every dollar spent on research for reducing food waste will have a greater impact on improving food security than the equivalent amount spent on increasing production.
The Foresight report, Global Food and Farming Futures, is expected to shape the agenda. It looks to 2050 and takes a global view of the food system, considering demand, production and supply, as well as broader environmental issues.
Unilever boss Paul Polman used his time on the podium at last night's City Food Lecture in London to unveil a radical new manifesto to improve food security and launch a blistering attack on “well-meaning but ill-conceived” policies on biofuels.
The Foresight Committee’s global food security report will call for greater investment and research into technology supporting farming and global measurement of climate change influences and effects, among other themes.