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Policy experts have called for a coherent food policy as dark clouds gather

UK food policy is urgently needed

By Rick Pendrous

Government has been slammed by policy experts for its failure to publish clear direction for the future of UK farming and food.

A new Exports Commission is needed urgently to boost exports: CBI

Set up new Exports Commission, urges CBI

By Michael Stones

An independent, national Exports Commission should be set up to boost exports – including food and drink exports – the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has told government.

The government has 'parked' the Public Health Responsibility Deal claims the FDF boss Ian Wright

Health responsibility deal is ‘parked’

By Michael Stones

The Public Health Responsibility Deal (PHRD) has been “parked” by the government, according to Food and Drink Federation director general Ian Wright, who has urged government to revitalise its efforts to tackle Britain’s obesity crisis.

MacDonald has been forced to defend the role of scientists in the health issue

Carbs, lies and money

A life in the public eye wasn’t something Professor Ian MacDonald thought he had signed up for after starting his academic career. Recently, though, he’s had to deal with reporters on his doorstep and damning criticism in the national press, Nicholas...

Regulation banning food waste in the UK would be as accepted as those requiring people to wear seatbelts

Food waste policy would be as accepted as seatbelts

By Laurence Gibbons

Legislation banning food businesses from throwing away fit-for-purpose surplus food would be as accepted as policy surrounding seatbelts, according to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

More than 100 business leaders have backed chancellor George Osborne's economic recovery plan

Election 2015

Food bosses join support for government policy

By Michael Stones

Food industry leaders – including George Weston, ceo of Associated British Foods, which owns the Silver Spoon, Kingsmill and Ovaltine brands – have joined more than 100 business bosses in writing a letter of support for the coalition’s economic policy.

Cameron pledges better British sourcing

New £400M opportunity for British producers

By Nicholas Robinson

British food and drink manufacturers would be up to £400M better off, after the government renewed its pledges to buy more home produced products.

Energy savings worth thousands of pounds are on offer at our free webinar on Thursday September 18 at 1100 GMT

Free energy webinar

Free energy webinar helps food industry savings

By Michael Stones

Energy savings worth thousands of pounds are on offer for delegates who attend a free, one-hour webinar from the Food Manufacture Group to be staged at 11am GMT on Thursday September 18.

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