This week, Chris Elliott looks at the pending trade deal with Australia and warns that the UK’s farming sector might well be the sacrificial lamb, as he fears promises will be broken.
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The Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) trade report for February makes for concerning reading for the food industry, as the dairy and meat sectors find themselves hardest hit.
The director of a food haulage firm has criticised the Mayor of London for the Low Emission Zone, which he claims is costing his business hundreds of pounds every day.
The BMPA claims the UK Government has made it “doubly difficult” to recruit new butchers as a result of Brexit and a lack of funding for education courses.
Carol Oldbury of Hames Chocolates discusses how the brand develops flavour within its chocolate, and talks through the sustainability policies it has implemented to protect farmers and growers.
Seafood firms affected by the increased Brexit bureaucracy expressed their frustration at the government for what they see as a lack of support over border delays.
Empty lorries could be fast-tracked through ports to alleviate the situation in the UK, but the situation could worsen in Northern Ireland, supermarket bosses warn.
In the first Chris’ Corner of 2021, Professor Chris Elliott takes a look at the complexities surrounding Neonicotinoids, and calls on the government to make the UK a world leader in ‘green pesticides’.
The online supermarket has warned of an increase in substitutions and potential price hikes as COVID-19 and Brexit combine to put food retailers under pressure.
The organic certification body fears that gene editing and genetic modification are not suitable solutions to what it has called the “ecological crisis”.
The BMPA says that unless vaccines are distributed among the UK’s food workers, the country’s supermarkets could soon see shortages.
Thomas Bradley from off-grid energy supplier, Flogas, explains why rural living practices could be the key to improving food security within the UK.
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) is worried that without contingency plans, companies will not be able to get their products out of the country come 1 January 2021.