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21 September 2018 | Finance,News,Produce,Products,Supermarkets

The proposed merger between Sainsbury's and Asda raises "sufficient concerns" and will be referred to a more in-depth review by the Competition and Ma...

'Sufficient concerns': Investigation deepens into Sainsbury's and Asda merger

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20 September 2018 | News,Poultry,Produce,Supermarkets

A new report has been launched to show the progress European companies are making towards meeting their 2025 cage-free egg commitments. In recent y...

'EggTrack' to keep an eye on retailers' 2025 cage-free commitments

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19 September 2018 | News,Produce,Supermarkets

Eight out of 10 food and drink products at new discount chain Jack’s will be grown, reared or made in Britain and stores will stock a unique own brand...

Tesco's discount chain to source majority of produce from British farms

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19 September 2018 | News,Produce

Home-grown British food accounts for three-quarters of the NHS's £200m annual food budget, it has emerged. This year’s British Food Fortnight, the ...

NHS backs British farming by sourcing majority of food from local farms

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17 September 2018 | News,Produce,Products

The UK imported £23bn worth of consumable products from around the world further highlighting the UK's declining self-sufficiency, new figures show. ...

UK imported £23bn worth of food in first six months of 2018

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15 September 2018 | News,Produce,Renewables and Environment

Intensive agriculture might be the “least bad” option for feeding the UK while saving its species and environment, say researchers. High-yield farm...

Intensive farming 'least bad option' for food production and environment

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14 September 2018 | Dairy,News,Produce

People who have a low dairy intake in their diet have been told to increase their consumption following a study which shows dairy in moderation may pr...

People who eat little dairy encouraged to increase consumption

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13 September 2018 | News,NFU,Produce

A new million pound TV advertising campaign will help raise the profile of thousands of farmers behind an assurance scheme, the NFU has said. The T...

New advert campaign 'raises profile and understanding' of Red Tractor

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12 September 2018 | Government,Meat,News,Produce

Beef from cattle given growth-boosting hormones could enter the UK food supply if standards are sacrificed as part of a post-Brexit trade deal, a new ...

Hormone-treated beef entering UK could lead to public boycott, report warns

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12 September 2018 | Education,Meat,News,Produce

A four week pilot to have Scotch Lamb included in school meals in a bid to back local farmers and promote fresh food has been deemed a success. The...

Scotch Lamb back on school menu following farming union led campaign

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6 September 2018 | Meat,News,Produce,Products,Supermarkets

A food safety watchdog has confirmed that one-fifth of meat samples tested in 2017 contained DNA from animals that weren’t listed on the label. Amo...

One-fifth of meat samples contain wrong animal DNA, tests find

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6 September 2018 | Government,Meat,News,Poultry,Produce,Products

A 'no-deal' Brexit risks creating a dangerous two-tier food system between rich and poor, a major new report by a think-tank has warned. The less w...

Brexit risks creating a 'two-tier food system between rich and poor'

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5 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Supermarkets

The summer’s heatwave has helped produce an early apple crop of over six million apples - a 12% increase year-on-year - for a leading retailer. Fol...

Retailer harvests six million apples thanks to this year's weather swings

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4 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Renewables and Environment

An award-winning high-yield farming system developed by a young British entrepreneur is currently being trialled in Wales. Adam Dixon will grow two...

Young entrepreneur trials award-winning farm system in Wales

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4 September 2018 | Animal Health,Meat,News,Pigs,Produce

The government has raised its assessment of the risk of products contaminated with African swine fever entering the UK from 'low' to 'medium'. Howe...

UK swine fever risk level raised following Europe outbreaks

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3 September 2018 | Dairy,Finance,News,Produce

Farmer-owned dairy cooperative Arla Foods UK has seen its revenue increase by 2.3 percent in the first half of 2018. A 6.7% volume driven branded g...

Arla Foods UK sees revenue growth of 2.3% in first half of 2018

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3 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Morrisons is taking the plastic off most of its cucumbers during the British growing season as part of its plastic reduction programme. The move wi...

Morrisons announces plastic-free cucumbers

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3 September 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce,Supermarkets

A notorious British chilli pepper grown by a Bedfordshire farmer has become even spicier thanks to abundant sunshine. The British-grown hot chilli ...

Notorious British-grown chilli pepper just got hotter

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3 September 2018 | News,Poultry,Produce

Struggling egg producers are calling for retailers to intervene and support businesses amid rising feed prices. With global production shortages we...

Feed prices ‘unsustainable’ as tough market conditions impact egg producer margins

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31 August 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs,Produce

An outbreak of the deadly pig disease African swine fever threatens to spread from China to other countries, according to the United Nations. The r...

Outbreak of African swine fever threatens to spread out of China, UN says

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30 August 2018 | Dairy,News,Produce

An investigation has found that some vanilla ice creams sold on shelves have no fresh cream, milk or vanilla, with half of ice creams investigated fai...

Some ice creams sold on UK shelves contain no fresh cream, milk or vanilla

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30 August 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News,Produce

Robotic experts are working with world-famous jam makers to find new and efficient ways of picking strawberries with robots. In some UK farms, up t...

Robotic experts work with jam makers to look at new ways of picking fruit

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29 August 2018 | Dairy,News,Organic,Produce

Dairy and fresh produce sales have helped organic food sales grow by 4 percent in 2018, new figures show. The figures, over 12 months ending June 2...

Dairy and fresh produce helps grow organic food sales by 4%

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28 August 2018 | News,Poultry,Produce

Latest figures released today show retail sales for British eggs have risen for the twelfth year in a row. The latest half year sales figures show ...

British egg sales and consumer recognition in 'good health'

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28 August 2018 | Government,News,Organic,Produce

An organic certification body has warned that a no-deal Brexit risks the continuation of organic food exports to the EU, which will then be forced to ...

Organic food exports 'at mercy of EU direction' after no-deal Brexit

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