Food swaps to stop biodiversity loss. GettyImages/RealPeopleGroup

Food swaps to stop biodiversity loss

By Donna Eastlake

We’ve all heard of the rallying World War Two cry, ‘Dig for Victory’, urging citizens to combat food shortages by growing fruits and vegetable in their allotments and gardens. Well, now people are being urged to make food swaps to stop biodiversity loss....

The BTOM will affect GB/EU trade. Image Source: Getty Images/emarto

How will the BTOM impact food imports into Great Britain?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

The Border Target Operating Model (BTOM), the first stage of which came into force on 31 January, will have a significant impact on how the EU trades with Great Britain. Over three stages throughout 2024, new checks and declarations will be required for...


Africa focus: Arla’s plans for Nigeria’s nomadic herders

By Teodora Lyubomirova

Arla Foods has signed a memorandum of understanding to continue its work on providing training and employment opportunities for the local dairy market, where commercial farming is under-developed and demand for milk is outstripping supply.

Pic: GettyImages-Chris Strickland

Guest article

Meat and milk are more sustainable when the grass is greener

By Dr. Jacobo Arango

Dr. Jacobo Arango, environmental biologist at the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT); Lead Author, IPCC Working Group III 6th Assessment Report on mitigation; and co-lead of the OneCGIAR initiative...

Image: Getty/luoman


Beef boycotts aren’t enough to save the Amazon rainforest

By Didier Bergeret

As deforestation hits a six-year high in the Brazilian Amazon, the most effective action is to make the entire landscape of beef production ‘forest positive’, says The Consumer Goods Forum’s Didier Bergeret.

Belgium to reduce ASF-infected zone

Belgium to reduce ASF-infected zone

By Aidan Fortune

Almost a year after the last confirmed evidence of African Swine Fever (ASF) in the country, Belgium is considering reducing the infected zone.

Irish farmers urge Chinese BSE case resolution

Irish farmers urge Chinese BSE case resolution

By Aidan Fortune

Irish cattle farmers have called on the government to resolve the Chinese suspension of beef trade following the confirmation of atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in a cow in Ireland.

Government hails new global tariff regime planned from the start of 2021

Experts respond to Government's proposed tariff scheme

Brexit: UK Global Tariff positive for food industry

By Rod Addy

Brexit trade tariffs will be applied to agricultural imports from 1 January 2021 under Government proposals, potentially protecting domestic producers against cheaper import prices and lower food standards.

Levy board changes proposed following industry consultation

Levy board changes proposed following industry consultation

By Aidan Fortune

Proposals to introduce a five-year ballot policy for levy payers on industry activity as well as changes to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) structure have been put forward by the UK government following a consultation into the...

MHP sets out 2020 goals to improve efficiencies

MHP sets out 2020 goals to improve efficiencies

By Aidan Fortune

Ukrainian processor MHP has set out ambitious goals for the next year, including a business transformation plan that will “improve the efficiency of all business processes”.

Irish farmers urge clarification on beef labelling

Irish farmers urge clarification on beef labelling

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has called on retail chain Supervalu to clarify its beef purchasing policy as produce labelled as being from Azerbaijan was found in a store.


Follow us


View more


Featured Suppliers