Fresh analysis from Sustain, the food and farming alliance, suggests that Britain’s domestic regulators are hopelessly ill equipped for the extra work load that leaving the EU will entail.
Government will enforce new rules for water use on farms in England from 2 April 2018. The regulations will aim to avoid water pollution and benefit farm businesses.
12/03/2018 Food and Farming Policy
The Scottish Government have published their Climate Change Plan. Nourish Scotland believe the Plan doesn’t do enough to tackle greenhouse emissions from farms.
08/03/2018 Food and climate change
In the second formal investigation by the GCA, and the first since Christine Tacon has had the power to level penalties, the Co-op will be investigated for removing products from their stores.
08/03/2018 Food and Farming Policy
GM Freeze call for compulsory GM labelling and strict regulation on growing and importing GM crops.
The Marine Stewardship Council offers funding for students studying sustainable fisheries.
07/03/2018 Sustainable Fish Cities
The Organic Research Centre is awarded government funding for two major research projects on organic farming.
07/03/2018 Food and Farming Policy
Greenpeace launch a campaign to drastically reduce our meat and dairy production and consumption to avoid dangerous climate change.
06/03/2018 Food and climate change
The Centre for Food Policy’s next Food Thinkers event discusses consumer trust in food system.
05/03/2018 Food and Farming Policy
New research estimates that 100-180 million tonnes of food could be grown each year in urban areas. This could make up 10% of the global output of legumes, root, tubers and vegetable crops.
05/03/2018 Capital Growth
A resistance to antibiotics that are needed to treat serious diseases in humans has been found in meat in the food chain according to a European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in humans, animals and food.
05/03/2018 Save Our Antibiotics
A new report by Feedback reveals the shocking scale of food waste on farms.
05/03/2018 Food Waste
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association have received funding from the Prince’s Countryside Fund to try and make upland farming more profitable.
04/03/2018 Food and Farming Policy
This Is Rubbish welcome the new EU Waste Framework Directive but call for individual countries to set binding targets on food waste.
04/03/2018 Food Waste
Sustain submitted the following submission for the House of Commons EFRA Committee Inquiry on how the sugar industry will be affected by Brexit and the options for an optimal trade policy surrounding sugar following-Brexit.
01/03/2018 Food and Farming Policy
Sustain submitted the following submission for the House of Commons EFRA Committee Inquiry into Labour constraints.
28/02/2018 Food and Farming Policy
Defra publishes ten-week consultation on the UK's first major new farming legislation since 1947. Sustain's Farming Campaign Coordinator Vicki Hird gives an initial response to seeing a version of the consultation.
GM Freeze ask for help to challenge this trial of modified oilseed rape seeds.
27/02/2018 Food and Farming Policy
The UK’s network of small local abattoirs is near collapse. Without urgent action there will be a huge loss of consumer choice because the marketing of locally-produced, traceable meat will no longer be possible in many parts of the country.
26/02/2018 Food and Farming Policy
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