SMARTCHAIN, a three-year EU-funded project, is developing a roadmap to support the extension of Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs). This will deliver a number of ‘socio-economic benefits’, the researchers claim.
The coronavirus pandemic has placed considerable strain on small and medium sized food producers. Many have responded with ‘inspiring, creative and innovative solutions’. REFRAME takes us on a tour of how SMEs in the North Sea region have adjusted their...
Why do certain consumers in Denmark prefer organic food products, while others opt for locally produced? A recent study from the University of Copenhagen is investigating these questions by analysing consumer values, opinions, and sociodemographic differences.
The Prince of Wales has called on Europe to ‘recalibrate and re-gear’ its food systems towards a local model of food production and distribution - while issuing a wide-ranging attack on current practices within the food industry.
The food industry should not rage against the idea of professionalised local food systems, nor unleash its lobbying force to uproot them before their green shoots can reach maturity. Rather, it should explore ways to benefit from local foods and, in turn,...
A new European logo for local foods could help consumers identify products sold a short distance from their place of origin, says the Dutch regional councillor behind an opinion on professionalising local food systems to bolster regional economies and...
When trawling around the supermarket aisles it would appear that
the average UK shopper is becoming increasingly patriotic. The
patriotic shopper is more likely to be aged 65 or over and slotting
into the financially better off AB...
The UK-based Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) has
called on the country's supermarket groups to increase their
sourcing of local food to 5 per cent of all food lines and 5 per
cent of sales by 2005.