Agriculture & fresh produce - Articles and news items

Triggering Article 50 – comment from NOAH

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  29 March 2017  •  New Food

Triggering of Article 50 should mark an increase in certainty and stability for NOAH member businesses

UK food supply chain leaders outline trade strategy for Brexit

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  26 March 2017  •  FDF; NFU; BRC

The British Retail Consortium (BRC), the National Farmers Union of England and Wales (NFU) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) outline post-Brexit policy aims…

Camouflage apples: an exciting new quality assurance spy

Industry news  •  23 March 2017  •  Empa

A sensor developed at Empa solves this problem. It looks like a piece of fruit and acts like a piece of fruit – but is actually a spy.

The Crop Trust on looking after global food security

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  13 March 2017  •  Marie Haga | The Crop Trust

New Food speaks exclusively to Marie Haga from The Crop Trust to discuss the sheer scale of the global food security challenge we face…

Is biodegradable packaging the answer to the food’s climate change problem?

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  13 March 2017  •  Kaunas University of Technology (KTU)

KTU researchers are creating biodegradable food packaging materials, which, in addition, will also keep food fresh for longer…

Medina Dairy announces £3.5 million investment programme

Industry news  •  6 March 2017  •  New Food

Medina Dairy has started a major £3.5 million development programme to further upgrade its Watson’s Dairy in Hampshire, UK…

Happy St David’s Day: Introducing the FDF’s new Welsh identity

Industry news  •  1 March 2017  •  New Food

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is proud to announce this St. David’s Day that it is unveiling a new identity in Wales as FDF Cymru…

81% of consumers would buy imperfect fruit and vegetables

Industry news  •  28 February 2017  •  New Food

All major UK supermarkets have responded to pressures to reduce waste and embrace wonky vegetables and ugly fruit. Most consumers are also happy to buy…

The environmental impact of bread: From farm to fork

Industry news  •  28 February 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

Bread, a staple of the Western diet, is unveiled as a secret pollutant following a study from the University of Sheffield…

British agriculture’s bust-up with Brexit

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  27 February 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

Why is British agriculture challenged by Brexit? Why were the EU’s CAP subsidies considered unfair for British farmers? How can the industry tackle this?

Divine Chocolate announces Dividend for its farmer owners in Ghana

Industry news  •  27 February 2017  •  New Food

Divine Chocolate, the leading international Fairtrade company, has released its 2016 figures that include dividends for its Ghanaian farmers…

The future farmer will make synthetic fertilisers at their own farm

Industry news  •  23 February 2017  •  University of Oslo

Are farmers about to begin to produce their own synthetic fertilisers on their own farms?

World’s largest seed supply in arctic bolstered to protect global food security

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  22 February 2017  •  New Food

Major deposit to world’s largest seed collection in the arctic overseen by The Crop Trust…

Why are cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire still living in poverty?

Industry news  •  22 February 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

New study shows the road to make cocoa a sustainable and high yielding crop is still long…

Consumers turning towards fermented foods more and more

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  21 February 2017  •  New Food

Consumers are looking more and more to fermented foods according to online search results…

 

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