Agriculture & fresh produce - Articles and news items

Monells Cattle Farm (EVAM), a new centre for milk research, is in operation

Industry news  •  21 April 2017  •  New Food

EVAM is a tool to serve the interests of the industry and Catalan society, a platform for research, experimentation and transfer…

CropLife Asia & regional plant science industry celebrate Earth Day

Industry news  •  21 April 2017  •  New Food

Nearly 400,000 plant species provide our planet with the nutritious food, fibre, fresh air, and medicine we need to survive, but it is estimated that roughly one-fifth of those are at risk of extinction due to environmental threats.

The future’s bright for pork production

Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  19 April 2017  •  University of Illinois College of Agricultural Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

New study offers good news for pork producers…

Innovative new dietary supplement to aid dairy cow health and reproductive capacity

Industry news  •  18 April 2017  •  University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) research finds innovative supplement for dairy cattle.

Is healthy food out of reach? No, but we need greater education

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  10 April 2017  •  Stuart McDonnell

An argument from Stuart McDonnell in favour of education above all to improve intake of healthy food.

RUMA response to new antibiotic paper from Royal Society

Industry news  •  6 April 2017  •  New Food

The Royal Society has published a new paper “Modelling the impact of curtailing antibiotic usage in food animals on antibiotic resistance in humans”

Feeding Asia: Is Oceania a viable food bowl?

Blogs, Industry news, Z Homepage Promo  •  3 April 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

New Food considers to what extent Oceania might present a potential solution to the impending global crisis…

Brexit is a golden reform opportunity for regulations, say UK farming unions

Industry news  •  31 March 2017  •  New Food

UK’s four farming unions say that Brexit must be seen as an opportunity not just to ensure continuity but to deliver a regulatory framework suited to UK farmers.

Triggering Article 50 – comment from NOAH

Industry news  •  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…