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Don’t just lash out at farmers. Help them fight our ‘cheap food’ system

It feels like negative views about farmers are becoming more common

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Will ‘trailblazing’ food sector review succeed where others failed?

Henry Dimbleby’s review has a broad remit. But will it survive Brexit, and the passage of time?

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Beef farmers urge support as markets reach ‘three-year low’

The NFU has called on processors, retailers, Defra and the AHDB to work with farmers

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UK cherry growers expect harvest to double compared with last year

British Cherries put the improved outlook down to the strengthening of cherry varieties


Defra’s latest food sector review may be Gove’s last chance to deliver

Michael Gove has in the past been taken to task for ‘taking the F out of Defra’


Is vertical farming the future of food?

The popularity of vertical farming is on the rise. Can it grow from a niche to a major source of food?

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Henry Dimbleby to lead Defra food sector review

The Leon co-founder’s review will form part of work for a new National Food Strategy for England

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Moy Park faces investigations over chicken welfare practices

An animal rights charity says it has seen ”extreme animal suffering” at three of the poultry producer’s farms

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Aldi lists range of unusual fish species in sustainability move

The fish species are usually more popular in Europe

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Liquid milk sector facing further instability due to plunging returns

A new report from Kite Consulting has claimed the liquid milk sector is in a ‘precarious financial position’

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Lactalis declares cheese recalled over listeria fears safe

A recall of Galloway cheddar this week was based on ‘false positive’ results, the supplier said

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Catering butcher Nigel Fredericks ceases trading

Catering butcher Nigel Fredericks has ceased trading nine months after it was taken over by three former directors of Russell Hume.

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British beef back on menu after China reopens market access

It comes more than two decades after a ban was imposed at the height of the BSE crisis


Spring in step of raspberry growers as UK season kicks off early

Growers now expect the season to continue until early November, according to British Summer Fruits

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UK food manufacturers turning away from imported eggs

Research from British Lion has suggested almost half of UK shoppers want to know where the eggs in their food products are sourced from

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Ocado's vertical farms could win over online grocery sceptics

Freshness is one of the main barriers to online grocery shopping. Ocado’s new venture could change all that

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Ocado makes major investment in vertical farming

The online grocer could have 10 vertical farms up and running within a decade


Listeria outbreak linked to hospital sandwiches kills three people

The supplier, Staffordshire-based The Good Food Chain, has voluntarily ceased production


Co-op extends pork supply relationship with Tulip

The pork giant will supply the retailer with nine premium own-label sausage lines from September

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Irish police launch raids in horsemeat fraud probe

The raids were in connection to suspected offences linked to the tampering of identification documents of horses presented for slaughter


Disastrous global food production leaves the UK looking exposed

UK supermarkets must pay enough to cover the rising costs of production