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Health, environment and economy: Sustainable food production at FoodParks

Håkan Sandin, Horticulturist at Swedish University of Agriculture explains sustainable food production and why the three areas of health, environment and economy are crucial in this vein.
pig farming

Smart Agri-Systems: A resilient future for pig farming

Research at the University of Leeds provides innovative, systems-based solutions to help the UK pig farming industry navigate future challenges to resilience.
UK pork industry

The UK pork industry: Demand, opportunities and challenges

AHDB Strategy Director – Pork, Angela Christison argues that the British pork industry has much to be proud of but while the demand is strong, so is the competition.
UK temporary tariff regime, no deal brexit published

UK temporary tariff regime for no deal Brexit published

Government has published details of the UK’s temporary tariff regime for no deal, designed to minimise costs to business and consumers while protecting vulnerable industries.
British pig industry

Where next for the British pig industry?

Zoe Davies, Chief Executive of the National Pig Association asks where next for the British pig industry and provides a fascinating response.
ordering food

Technological advances in ordering food

According to CGA’s Go Technology report, 28% of British consumers are now ordering food online than a year ago.
excess heat, food production

Using excess heat to create a food production facility

SSEC-Swedish surplus energy collaboration explain in detail how excess heat from an urban district heating system creates a facility combining food production, therefore, providing local produce for greener cities.
self-sufficient

How you can create a self-sufficient home

Self-sufficient living doesn’t have to mean moving to a cabin in the woods and going back to basics. These tips will help you explore ways to produce your own food, use less energy, live healthier and save money, no matter where you live.
changing world

How the food industry is adapting to meet the demand of a changing world

MPA Group run through some of the most recent innovations in the food industry, showing how businesses in the sector are adapting to keep up with the demand from a changing world.
food tractability

Blockchain: the future of food traceability?

Shan Zhan, global business manager at ABB’s food and beverage business, looks at how blockchain can be used to enhance food traceability.
food and agriculture

The future of food and agriculture

Håkan Sandin explores the future of the world’s food supply and the need to reduce unsustainable agriculture, in this analysis.
sustainable packaging

New funding to support UK with development of sustainable packaging

New £60 million government funding is set to support the UK with developing sustainable and environmentally-friendly plastic packaging from food scraps.
environmental policy

Environmental policy in the UK: Investing in the soil bank

Graeme Willis, Senior Rural Policy Campaigner at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) explains why soil has long been a Cinderella issue of environmental policy in the UK
CO2 emissions

World Food Day 2018: CO2 emissions and the dangers of food production

Food production Study reveals annual CO2 emissions for 130 nations, underlining how citizens could reduce their carbon footprint by switching to a vegan diet

Climate Hazards Group: Strengthening defences against food insecurity

The Climate Hazards Group contributes to Food Security Outlooks that strengthen food security
Endocrine Disruptors

The European Commission roadmap: Towards a More Comprehensive EU Framework on Endocrine Disruptors

Alberto Mantovani of Italy’s Istituto Superiore di Sanità assesses the European Commission’s efforts to develop a comprehensive and concise regulatory framework for endocrine-disrupting chemical substances.
cowpea

Cowpea: A food and animal feed crop grown in West Africa

In this interview with Michael Abberton, Head of the IITA Genetic Resources Centre (or Genebank), he shares his expertise on cowpea, a food and animal feed crop that is grown in the semi-arid tropics particularly Africa, but also Asia, the United States and Central and South America
SSE-C

New food production systems need sustainable energy worldwide

Sustainable energy is a crucial requirement for the future of food production.  Here Håkan Sandin discusses the requirements of energy for agriculture.
food production

A call for innovation in food production

An eco-friendly food production and healthier food will save the world in the view of horticulturist at the Swedish University of Agriculture, Håkan Sandin
crop research

Crop resilience gets multi-million pound government investment

Environment secretary, Michael Gove has announced that UK universities and research centres which improve the resilience, sustainability and quality of major crops, will be the lucky recipients of a £5.3 million government fund.

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