Tag Archives: agriculture

Farmers get desperate as ministers primed to step in

FARMING LEADERS have gone hoarse in recent days calling for “seismic change” in the way food is sold.                           Now they have published an action plan to avoid the sector going into meltdown on the back of falling milk and lamb prices.  …
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60 billion Euros are lost in food supply chain

A NEW REPORT from Dutch multinational bank Rabobank has revealed that the waste in the European Food and Agriculture (F&A) supply chain is as much as 60 billion euros a year.                       According to the report, published earlier this month, this loss of value permeates…
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UK faces agriculture crisis

THE NATIONAL FARMERS Union (NFU) will announce that the UK is set to face a crisis in its agriculture production outputs if more is not done to invest in farming.                           A study by the organisation shows that Britain will need to increase…
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THE FOOD Standards Agency has given a huge endorsement to the safety of British eggs by relaxing its advice on using eggs after their best before date. The Agency, which had previously stated that all eggs must be used within their best before date, now says that it is ok to eat eggs a couple…
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Footprint Forum at Fruit Towers: Report, Videos, Presentations

Full report, video and presentations now available for registered users:  Click here .  To register for FREE Click here   The Footprint Forum went to Fruit Towers on 23 November.  A report, the presentations and video featuring speakers and delegate insights into Agriculture Abroad - a positive contribution to a sustainable food system. (Anyone can see the…
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Full report and presentations: Agriculture Abroad Footprint Forum

Footprint Forum 23 November 2011  (For Video at the Forum click here) The foodservice industry faces many headaches when it comes to international sourcing of raw materials. But October’s forum provided a clarity and vision that ensured it was only the ‘not-so-Innocent’ cocktails that had attendees reaching for the Aspirin. IT WAS always going to be…
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Warning over illegal eggs

The EU’s first ever legislation designed to improve animal welfare might not be worth the paper it’s written on.   From January 1, barren battery cages – those that don’t allow hens to carry out natural behaviours such as foraging and stretching of wings – will be banned as part of the Welfare of Laying…
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Video: Water Why Worry?

Hear the top line from speakers at the Footprint Forum. Water Scarcity, water management, water stewardship is fast becoming an essential part of sustainability policy - water is also becoming an ever increasing cost and an ever dwindling resource.
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Why Farming Matters

...to the nation’s economy, environment and our health.   In contradiction to the idea that food production is one of the major scourges on the environment, the NFU firmly believes that agriculture is actually part of the solution to climate change.   When the NFU launched its campaign Why Farming Matters almost four years ago,…
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