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M&S-backed food surplus app Cogz looks to rescue fruit & root veg

The app connects processors and suppliers with the aim of cutting food waste out of the food supply chain

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How could Iran crisis affect food and fuel prices?

Crude oil prices have spiked, and any further escalation is set to have knock-on effects on sugar, ethanol, vegetable oil and more

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How US almond growers are struggling to overcome ‘vampire’ image problem

The nut is in fashion, but concerns remain over its water use and effect on bees

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Quorn to add carbon footprint of products to on-pack labelling

The meat alternative brand said the move would help shoppers understand the environmental impact of the foods they bought

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Villiers pledges trade talk walkout over food standards if necessary

Speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference, the environment secretary promised to defend food standards in post-Brexit trade talks 

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French food brand C’est qui le Patron set for UK launch

The brand pays a premium to farmers through a higher retail price

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WWF criticises EU for ‘missing deadline’ on seafood sustainability targets

The NGO said new agreements would “prolong overfishing” of certain stocks beyond the EU’s own 2020 target

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ASF pandemic makes pork fraud a real threat, warns Chris Elliott

Soaring demand for pork created by ASF left the sector open to fraud, warned industry group FIIN

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Farmison & Co champions British produce with Christmas tractor deliveries

The online butcher specialises in heritage breed meat, wild game and free-range poultry

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British food and drink exports to non-EU countries surge

Exports to the world’s three largest national economies – the US, China and Japan – all experienced double-digit growth

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‘Disruptive’ US cheese tariffs set to cost Omsco $7m in first year

The 25% tariffs on European goods including UK-manufactured cheese and single malt whiskies was introduced in October

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Dunbia commits to 30% reduction in greenhouse emissions by 2030

The meat processor made the announcement in the wake of the UN Climate Change Summit in Madrid

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Tesco pledges £10m to protect Brazilian soy-producing region from deforestation

Tesco’s investment will incentivise farmers to grow soy on existing agricultural land rather than burning virgin forest

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Unregulated Atlantic mackerel catch surge prompts emergency meeting

Retailers met privately last month to discuss the surge in unregulated catches of Atlantic mackerel 

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Carrot shortfall likely as floods hit UK growers

Soggy autumn also hit brussels sprouts, with prices up 29%

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Tight turkey supplies push wholesale prices up 20% this Christmas

Wholesale prices paid by some independent butchers and foodservice operators were as much as 20% higher than last year

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What the US-UK trade talks dossier tells us about food and drink’s post-Brexit future

The 451-page dossier of official files details meetings held in both London and Washington from July 2017 to November 2018

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Wyke Farms launches fixed price milk contract as part of Lidl cheese deal

The arrangement follows a similar move by Müller for milk last year as part of its supply deal with Lidl

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Waitrose reports soaring demand and searches for game meat

Sales of game products are up 60% compared with a year ago

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Meat documentary failed to play up benefits of UK’s sustainable farming systems

The NFU described the documentary as “the best advert” for sustainable production systems

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Highland Game secures new Gousto and wholesale supply deals

The agreements are worth almost £2m to the wild game supplier