Richard Lochead

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    Scotland unveils vision for food and drink future

    While Defra procrastinates over the release of its 25-year plan for Food and Farming, Scotland is forging ahead with its own food and drink industry vision. The industry-led ‘Building on Success: Deepening Collaboration, Food and Drink in Scotland’ report sets… Read More

  • Milk crisis comes to our doorsteps

    FARMERS SUFFERING from low prices have so far targeted supermarkets with their protest but foodservice firms can’t afford to ignore the issue, writes David Burrows. The milk crisis has finally spilled over into the foodservice sector. In recent weeks retail… Read More

  • News review

    Disposable cutlery ban France could soon say “non” to plastic cutlery. The National Assembly has voted in favour of a ban on disposable forks, spoons and plates from 2020. A ban on plastic bags could also come in to force… Read More

  • News review

    EU majority bans GM England is set to be surrounded by GM-free zones, with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all having requested opt-outs from cultivation of GM crops. In all, 19 member states have informed the European Commission that they… Read More

  • Scotland bans GM

    SCOTLAND HAS moved to ban genetically modified (GM) crops citing “no evidence of significant demand” for them among consumers.                           Environment secretary Richard Lochhead said he will use… Read More

  • Study reveals support for local sourcing by Scotland’s public sector and NHS.

    A NEW independent project has revealed there is strong support from Scotland’s public sector and NHS Scotland to source fresh produce locally.                             The “Sustainable Food and… Read More

  • This is the one

    WITHIN A week Scotland will have decided whether to stay with the UK or go it alone. But what does this all mean for the food and drink sector, north and south of the border?          … Read More

  • Britain asks America to re-think haggis ban

    OWEN PATERSON, the Environment Secretary will meet with Tom Vilsack, US Agriculture Secretary today to discuss whether America will lift its ban on importing Scottish haggis.                           The… Read More

  • Businesses confident as new regulations approach

    AN INDEPENDENT survey of 500 Scottish businesses has revealed that 66% of firms are aware of the new Waste (Scotland) Regulations, which come into force from the 1 January 2014. Of those who were aware, 92% said they were confident… Read More

  • Courtauld Commitment Phase 2 helps delivers £3.1bn in savings

    THE GROCERY sector reduced food and packaging waste by 1.7 million tonnes which equates to 4.8 million tonnes of CO2eq under the Courtauld Commitment Phase 2 agreement. The final results released today from WRAP, show significant progress has been made.… Read More