Watch this week’s food and drink headlines in 60 seconds

Posted: 17 September 2021 | | No comments yet

Watch this week’s food and drink news in one minute in our latest 60-second news video, presented to you by the New Food Editorial team.

Border control measures which would have affected food and drink manufacturers have been pushed back until next year in a move which has sparked anger among the sector. The new requirements for Export Health Certificates were due to be introduced on 1 October 2021 and are now expected to go live on 1 July 2022.

Darden restaurants – the name behind brands such as LongHorn Steakhouse and Olive Garden – has supplied a number of refrigerated trucks in an effort to reduce food insecurity in the US. This comes after hunger relief charity Feeding American revealed that 60 million people sought support from food banks in 2020 – an increase of 50 percent since 2019.

Your computer could be powered by food waste such as apple cores in the future, bringing an entirely new meaning to the Apple Mac. Scientists from Virginia Tech are looking at fibre in food waste as an alternative to carbon in batteries.