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Morrisons snaps up Cornish seafood supplier Falfish

The business has a longstanding trading relationship with Morrisons dating back more than 16 years 

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Infarm launches larger-scale vertical farm offering for retailers

The Berlin-based firm has launched a line of ‘modular farming units’ it calls Growing Centres, which stand up to 18 metres high

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Five key takeaways from the NFU conference

The annual food producer’s conference took place on Tuesday (23 February)

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Greencore commits to fully recyclable packaging by 2025

Sandwich giant Greencore will commit to producing only recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025 as part of a wider sustainability drive presented to investors and analysts later today.

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UK must prioritise food security, Minette Batters tells NFU conference

The NFU president spoke of a ‘real risk’ of an erosion of British food and drink production 

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Major salmonella outbreak in frozen chicken traced to Poland

The FSA says almost 500 cases of the bug have been linked to the contaminated products since the start of 2020

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Morrisons launches major pork price promotion amid flooded European market

The move follows a collapse in demand for pork and tumbling farmgate prices

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The tech that can keep Brexit Britain connected

As red tape and delays threaten the efficiency of cross-border trade, how is technology keeping Britain moving?

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Wholesalers plan to quit Irish market over border checks

New checks down the Irish Sea have made sales to the region unviable for some specialist wholesalers

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Arla sounds alarm over rise in costs due to rising feed costs

It comes amid tight global supplies of cereals, with Arla warning the cost of production could rise by 6%

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Onion and leek sales soar in latest Covid-19 lockdown

Volume sales increases were primarily attributed to the lockdown-related trend of scratch-cooking

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Mash Direct sees Irish listings boom amid Brexit border chaos

Eight of the Northern Irish grower’s prepared veg lines went on sale across M&S’s 18 stores in the Republic of Ireland last week

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We should be stimulating the gene editing debate, not shutting it down

Fifty British organisations have written to supermarket CEOs, urging them to make a public statement denouncing the deregulation of gene editing

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Growers vote to abolish AHDB’s compulsory horticulture levy

But with AHDB suggesting the result was ’complex’ many growers are concerned the government may disregard the outcome

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A rush to ‘cancel’ Tony’s Chocolonely would be a mistake

The much-loved ethical brand has been dropped from Slave Free Chocolate’s list of ethical chocolate companies

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Asda makes ‘breakthrough’ commitment to reduce bycatch in seafood supply chains

The retailer has agreed to adopt a series of measures designed to protect endangered marine species

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Study shows cattle methane emissions can be reduced by 40%

A multiyear study by red meat giant ABP Food Group has shown it is possible to reduce methane emissions from cattle

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How can the UK be more self-sufficient in food?

As Brexit and climate change threatens UK food imports, self-sufficiency is down. Could new attitudes and tech change food policy?

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Soaring vegetable oil prices set to drive food inflation

Sunflower oil has almost doubled in price in the past year, while Italian extra virgin olive oil is up almost 70% 

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Ports warn deadline for full EU import checks is too soon

The 11th hour EU deal, combined with delays to government funding, has left ports racing to build

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Will Covid recovery mark an overhaul of our food production?

 Two landmark reports say time is running out for change – but 2021 could be a turning point