Current agricultural practices and the expansion of intensive agriculture into biodiverse hotspots globally are threatening the what is left of the world’s biodiversity. What action can the food industry take to slow biodiversity loss?
The UK’s international trade secretary, Liz Truss, is pressing the US to end its ban on haggis imports as the two countries negotiate the terms of a trade deal. It’s a big if, but should the ban be lifted it presents exciting opportunities for a product...
Shoppers have a contradictory relationship with plastic food packaging. On the one hand, we have witnessed a massive public backlash against plastic pollution. On the other, we recognise the need to protect and preserve food and that plastic is, currently,...
The use of antibiotics and other adulterants in meat is a global health problem. Consumers increasingly demand products that are free-from contaminants and additives. But how can you be sure the meat you eat is hormone or antibiotic free?
Israeli start-up SavorEat has developed an automated, closed system that 3D prints and cooks plant-based meat alternatives for foodservice. “This robot can replace manufacturing practices,” CEO Racheli Vizman tells FoodNavigator.
Romanian food company Salconserv Food has invested €3m to grow its sustainable plant-based brand, Verdino, and the brand now has international ambitions. “The future of food is also produced in Romania,” CEO Eberhart Răducanu says.
The Spanish pig industry is ‘an employment engine’ in rural Spain (municipalities with less than 5,000 inhabitants), where it generates 21,000 jobs. Half of the workforce is female, says Interporc (White Coated Pig Association).
UK start-up Produce & Provide is launching a new service that aims to help connect farmers and consumers. The company’s founder Neil Darwent believes the transition to shorter, more local supply chains represents a ’21st century food and farming revolution’.