Professor Chris Elliott offers his two-cents on the recent news that trust in food among UK consumers is falling and whether this is media-fuelled nonsense or a cause for real concern.
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The National Farmers Union (NFU)
Infrastructure which would minimise disruption at Kent ports has been rejected by the Government, despite strong objection from NFU.
Last night, UK MPs voted against the House of Lords’ amendments to the Agriculture Bill, which were included to protect post-Brexit food standards.
Data released by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) said that there is a “great deal of uncertainty” around approximately a tenth of England's potato crop as farmers review the damage of the flooding.
Soft fruit is a staple for many UK consumers, and the British love affair with strawberries and raspberries is particularly prominent. According to Defra, consumption of strawberries and raspberries has risen by 150 percent and 123 percent respectively between 1996 and 2015, supported by perceived health benefits and improved availability.…