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Pleasing potential for the pea industry

12 December 2017 | By

The UK vining pea industry faces uncertain times in the coming years. The challenges will come in the form of crop protection issues, market imports, and industry support, among other matters. Coral Russell, Crop Associations Manager for the British Growers Association, suggests that Brexit may provide an opportunity to help…

Meat & Poultry In-Depth Focus

8 December 2017 | By

In this In-Depth Focus we hear how a 150-year-old family farm uses production methods that cooperate with nature to produce artisan products. Also, Neil Giles from Mettler Toledo, looks at the vital importance of product inspection in the meat and poultry industry.

Fresh Produce In-Depth Focus

6 December 2017 | By

In this In-Depth Focus on fresh produce we examine how gene banks and global, collaborative efforts are needed to feed the world's growing population. It also looks at the challenges facing the UK vining pea industry and how what potential solutions are on the horizon.

A look at sulphur dioxide and sulphites

5 December 2017 | By

Allergens are defined as any substance – often a protein – that induces an allergy. Reactions to allergens can range from minor discomfort, such as a rash or hives, all the way through to anaphylactic shock and death. Dr Mike Jordan, of Premier Analytical Services, explains.

Country Profile: United Kingdom

4 December 2017 | By

This Country Profile looks at the varying reactions caused by allergens and reports on the hidden costs behind food production. It also reviews the recent Food Brexit 2017 conference in London.

UK food: more expensive than you think

30 November 2017 | By

The retail price of food used to be exactly what it said on the label – an amalgamation of contributions from each link in the supply chain, adding up until it appeared on the shelf or behind the counter. But a report from the Sustainable Food Trust has unmasked the…

Food Brexit 2017: preparing for every possible outcome

29 November 2017 | By

If there’s anything to be taken away from Food Brexit 2017, it’s this: Brexit is coming, look busy. Depending on certain machinations of the British Government, we are expected to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019, just 19 months from now. In that time, there are 45 years…

Food Brexit: More clarity needed

1 November 2017 | By

Back in 2002 the then US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld was roundly mocked for his infamous “known unknowns and unknown unknowns speech.” Though most people could understand what Rumsfeld was trying to say, the public simply wasn’t ready for the way he said it. It turns out that the…