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UK shoppers to have their say on the food system of the future

The government has launched a call for evidence, giving everyone from consumers, farmers and food producers, to scientists and academics, an opportunity to shape the food system of the future.
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NHS patients will get free fitness trackers to cut Type 2 diabetes

Thousands of people who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes will receive wearable tech such as fitness trackers as part of efforts by the NHS to combat the condition, caused by obesity.
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Does new EV charging technology mean new value for food businesses?

Here, Darcy Simonis, industry network leader for ABB’s food and beverage segment, explains why developments in EV charging can add value to food businesses.
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How energy efficient is your local supermarket?

Here, Sarah Anderson investigates the energy efficiency of your local supermarket, touching on the urgency of climate change, global examples and what's happening in the UK.
sustainable control

Understanding the potato late blight pathogen: Key for sustainable control

Didier Andrivon from INRA details why an intimate knowledge and understanding of the potato late blight pathogen and its evolution are key towards sustainable control.
future of hemp

The future for hemp: What is at stake?

Lorenza Romanese, Managing Director of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) examines the future of hemp and explains in this vein, what is at stake, as well as looking back at its fascinating history.
popular potato crop

The popular potato crop and the major threat of blight (early and late)

Aarthi Janakiraman, Industry Manager, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, shares his thoughts on the popular potato crop, as well as the potato blight (both early and late) which remains a major threat to production.
cut food waste

£6 million government funding awarded under scheme to cut food waste

Environment Secretary Michael Gove invites organisations to apply for the second round of more than £6 million funding under government’s scheme to cut food waste.
cut food waste

Government awards £4 million to cut food waste

The government has awarded more than £4 million to four redistribution organisations across England to help overcome barriers to cut food waste.
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How can we improve the efficiency of handling food to reduce food waste?

With up 90% of food wasted and lost before the product even reaches supermarket shelves Robin Travis, Managing Director at Renby Ltd explores how to improve the efficiency of handling food and erasing double handling.
food operators

2019 – The year food operators gain control of their food waste

Food operators have begun to warm up to new technology to help combat food waste; Here, Nick Hucker CEO, Preoday, looks at some of the key technologies that are driving the change.
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UK blocks merger: Sainsbury’s and Asda would dominate market

The UK has blocked the Sainsbury's-Asda merger after investigation reveals that prices would increase, unfair trading methods could be used, and store closures would severely impact Northern Ireland.
food waste

Stop Food Waste Day: Brits throw away £494 million worth of food each week

Today is Stop Food Waste Day, and whilst cooking remains a favourite pastime in the UK, an average of £494 million worth of food is thrown away each week, reveals research from Gousto.
sustainable food production

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.

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