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Time to Fix the Failures in the UK Food System, Says Parliamentary Committee

    Time to Fix the Failures in the UK Food System, Says Parliamentary Committee

The UK’s food system is failing, putting the health of the population, and of the planet, at risk, according to a new report from the House of Lords Committee on

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Danone Achieves Landmark Carbon Neutral Certification at Baby Formula Production Facility

    Danone Achieves Landmark Carbon Neutral Certification at Baby Formula Production Facility

Danone has announced that its facility in Wexford, Ireland, is the first baby formula production site in the world to be certified carbon neutral by the Carbon Trust, an independent

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91% of Irish Agri-Food Companies Rank Covid-19 as Highest Priority Risk

    91% of Irish Agri-Food Companies Rank Covid-19 as Highest Priority Risk

Covid-19 has been ranked as the highest priority risk facing the agri-food sector, according to ‘Bord Bia’s Risk Readiness Radar’, the most robust and accurate risk assessment of the Irish

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Lower Production Costs and Exceptional Aid Measures Led to a Modest Increase in Average Irish Farm Income in 2019

    Lower Production Costs and Exceptional Aid Measures Led to a Modest Increase in Average Irish Farm Income in 2019

The average family farm income rose by 2% in Ireland in 2019, according to a new report by Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority). A combination of factors were responsible

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PepsiCo Invests €31 Million in Gazpachos Plant in Spain

    PepsiCo Invests €31 Million in Gazpachos Plant in Spain

Alvalle, the gazpachos brand owned by PepsiCo, has started operations at its new Spanish plant – ‘LaCocina de Alvalle’ – which will produce more than 25 million litres of gazpachos,

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Researchers to Grow Food Production With Zero Carbon Emissions

    Researchers to Grow Food Production With Zero Carbon Emissions

A University of Limerick-led research team in Ireland has designed a self-contained greenhouse that provides its own water and could have a major impact on global food production. The C-MINUS

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Starch Europe Welcomes Publication of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

    Starch Europe Welcomes Publication of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy

Starch Europe has welcomed the much anticipated publication of the European Commission’s EU Farm to Fork Strategy. Starch Europe and its members strongly support the Commission’s climate neutrality ambition and

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European Commission Unveils New Biodiversity Strategy and a Farm to Fork Strategy

    European Commission Unveils New Biodiversity Strategy and a Farm to Fork Strategy

The European Commission has adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature back into our lives and a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system.

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Turning Slurry into Animal Feed

    Turning Slurry into Animal Feed

An innovative new project led by University College Cork (UCC) will use duckweed to treat wastewater, typically slurry, from beef and dairy farms. The project ‘Brainwaves’ has just received € 1.4

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Reducing Emissions Through Improved Farming Practices

    Reducing Emissions Through Improved Farming Practices

McKinsey & Company Agriculture practice has released a new report examining the role of agriculture in climate change and how to reduce emissions through improved farming practices. The report identifies

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Irish government to launch recruitment campaign for fruit pickers

    Irish government to launch recruitment campaign for fruit pickers

The Irish government is set to launch a national recruitment campaign to advertise for temporary workers for the horticulture sector. It hopes to get a suitable reaction from the many

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Country Crest Agrees €62.5 Million Contract With Tesco Ireland

    Country Crest Agrees €62.5 Million Contract With Tesco Ireland

Country Crest and Tesco Ireland have confirmed a further extension of a long-standing 20-year relationship for the supply of potatoes, onions and sweet potatoes to all Tesco stores nationwide and

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Glanbia drops March milk price

    Glanbia drops March milk price

Glanbia Ireland will pay a base milk price for March of 29 cpl (including VAT) for creamery milk at 3.6% fat and 3.3% protein. This is a reduction of 2

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Tracking Microorganisms Through the Dairy Production Process

    Tracking Microorganisms Through the Dairy Production Process

Microorganisms from the environment can enter the dairy supply chain at multiple stages, including production, milk collection, and processing, with potential implications for quality and safety. The ability to track

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CONSUS Adds Iteris ClearAg Environmental Intelligence to Crop Research and Development Platform

    CONSUS Adds Iteris ClearAg Environmental Intelligence to Crop Research and Development Platform

Iteris, the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, has announced that CONSUS, a research partnership between University College Dublin (UCD) and Origin Enterprises plc (Origin), will add

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First Consumer Promotion of Irish Beef in the US

    First Consumer Promotion of Irish Beef in the US

Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) has launched the first consumer promotion of Irish beef in the USA to date, giving US consumers the chance to win a trip to Ireland

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Keelings Acquires Pineapple Farm in Costa Rica

    Keelings Acquires Pineapple Farm in Costa Rica

Keelings, the Irish-owned family business, has acquired Las Brisas, a pineapple farm located in Costa Rica that is highly acclaimed for its product quality and community initiatives. Las Brisas is

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Lantmännen Delivers Record Results

    Lantmännen Delivers Record Results

Lantmännen, the Nordic region’s leader in agriculture, machinery, bio-energy and food products, increased net sales by 10%, including organic growth of 7%, to SEK48.52 billion (€4.60 billion) in 2019. Operating

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European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

    European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Irish scheme to support long-term capital investments in the primary food processing sector. The investment scheme, which will have

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Nicholas Saphir to Hand Over Chair of Organic Dairy Co-op Omsco

    Nicholas Saphir to Hand Over Chair of Organic Dairy Co-op Omsco

The Board of Omsco, the UK’s largest organic dairy co-operative, has announced that Neil Kennedy (pictured above) will take over as chairman from Monday 4 May 2020. After 18 years

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Starch Europe Welcomes Sedamyl as a New Member

    Starch Europe Welcomes Sedamyl as a New Member

Starch Europe, the trade association representing the European starch industry, has announced the addition of the Sedamyl Group as a new member. Sedamyl Group, is an established European manufacturer of

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FrieslandCampina to Invest €24 Million Annually in Sustainable Farming

    FrieslandCampina to Invest €24 Million Annually in Sustainable Farming

In the coming years, FrieslandCampina will make an annual amount of €24 million available to further stimulate sustainable development on the farm. The higher its member dairy farmers score within

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Raisio’s Oat Production is Ready to Respond to Growth in International Demand

    Raisio’s Oat Production is Ready to Respond to Growth in International Demand

Raisio Group, the Finnish and international food business, is proceeding to build its oat business activities. Investment of some €8

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Dairy Council For Northern Ireland Launches EU Sustainable Dairy Fact Book

    Dairy Council For Northern Ireland Launches EU Sustainable Dairy Fact Book

The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland has published the second annual EU Sustainable Dairy Fact Book, in conjunction with the

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DIVA – The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

    DIVA – The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

DIVA is an EU funded project that aims to support SMEs to apply their digital technology to the agrofood, forestry

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Research Shows Significant Dairy Beef Carbon Reduction Potential

    Research Shows Significant Dairy Beef Carbon Reduction Potential

ABP Food Group, which is the largest beef processor in the UK and Ireland, in conjunction with the Irish Cattle

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Fazer Group to Invest €30 Million in its Oat Milling Business

    Fazer Group to Invest €30 Million in its Oat Milling Business

Fazer Group will invest over €30 million in its Nordic oats business, doubling the milling capacity in Lahti, Finland and

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€200 Million to Promote European Agri-food Products in and outside the EU

    €200 Million to Promote European Agri-food Products in and outside the EU

The European Commission will allocate €200.9 million in 2020 to fund promotion activities for EU agri-food products at home and

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Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

    Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

The EU and China have concluded the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese GI in

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Müller Confirms Measures to Address Growing Milk Surplus in Scotland

    Müller Confirms Measures to Address Growing Milk Surplus in Scotland

An unprecedented 25% surge in Scottish farm milk production which is substantially in excess of local demand for fresh milk

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Russia and Kenya Join International Dairy Federation

    Russia and Kenya Join International Dairy Federation

The International Dairy Federation (IDF), the leading global source of science-based dairy expertise since 1903, has welcomed Russia and Kenya

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Fyffes Wins Best Supplier PLUS Retail Award

    Fyffes Wins Best Supplier PLUS Retail Award

Fyffes, one of the world’s largest and oldest tropical produce importers and distributors, has been awarded by its long-term partner

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New Report Looks at Redefining Productivity and Efficiency of UK Farming Systems

    New Report Looks at Redefining Productivity and Efficiency of UK Farming Systems

A report launched recently by OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers) proposes a new approach to the way we assess productivity

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Latest Short-term Outlook for Main EU Agricultural Sectors

    Latest Short-term Outlook for Main EU Agricultural Sectors

The latest agricultural short-term outlook report published by the European Commission gives insights on the main agricultural markets’ trends, production

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HKScan to Build a New Agrofood Ecosystem

    HKScan to Build a New Agrofood Ecosystem

HKScan, the Nordic meat and food group, is building a new model to its value chain, in particular to its

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British Dairy Industry Woman of the Year

    British Dairy Industry Woman of the Year

Mary Quicke MBE from Devon-based cheesemaker, Quicke’s, was recently presented with the Dairy Industry Woman of the Year Award ,

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Marks & Spencer Partners Infarm to Bring Urban Farming to London Stores

    Marks & Spencer Partners Infarm to Bring Urban Farming to London Stores

M&S Food is partnering with infarm – one of the world’s most advanced urban farming platforms – to deliver a

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EU Leading in Global Agri-food Trade

    EU Leading in Global Agri-food Trade

The EU has been confirmed for yet another year in its position as the largest global exporter of agri-food products,

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Danish Crown Presents its New Brand Identity

    Danish Crown Presents its New Brand Identity

Farmer-owned Danish Crown is setting a new direction towards a more sustainable future from farm to fork. A new brand

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Lantmännen and Yara Lead the Way Towards World’s First Fossil Free Food Chain

    Lantmännen and Yara Lead the Way Towards World’s First Fossil Free Food Chain

Lantmännen, the Nordic region’s leader in agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and food products, and Yara, thespecialist in agricultural products and environmental

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FrieslandCampina Significantly Expands its VLOG Production

    FrieslandCampina Significantly Expands its VLOG Production

Due to the sharp increase in demand in Germany, FrieslandCampina is increasing the number of participating dairy farms that supply

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Threat of No-deal Brexit Undermining UK Meat Exports

    Threat of No-deal Brexit Undermining UK Meat Exports

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA), the leading trade association for the meat and meat products industry in the UK,

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Morrisons Opens Up Beef Supply Chain to Help Farmers Transitioning to Arla UK 360 Standard

    Morrisons Opens Up Beef Supply Chain to Help Farmers Transitioning to Arla UK 360 Standard

In an industry first, Morrisons is to allow bull calves from its dairy suppliers participating in the Arla UK 360

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New Geographical Indication From the United Kingdom

    New Geographical Indication From the United Kingdom

The European Commission has approved the addition of ‘Ayrshire New Potatoes’/‘Ayrshire Earlies’ in the register of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). The newly

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Potato Partnership Powers Success

    Potato Partnership Powers Success

Teagasc (Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) and IPM Potato Group (IPM) have been collaborating since the early 1970s when

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Arla UK 360 Farmers to Trial New 3D Imagery Systems With Automated Intelligence

    Arla UK 360 Farmers to Trial New 3D Imagery Systems With Automated Intelligence

3D imagery systems will be trialled by Arla UK 360 farmers to help them identify changes in each cow’s physical

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Latest Short-term Outlook For Main EU Agricultural Sectors

    Latest Short-term Outlook For Main EU Agricultural Sectors

The latest agricultural short-term outlook report published by the European Commission shows in its main findings that EU exports of pork, beef, olive oil and

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Powering Trucks With Cow Manure

    Powering Trucks With Cow Manure

Cow manure can do a lot more than create wrinkly noses. It is poised to be pivotal in a biogas

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European Commission Proposal to Support Irish Beef Producers Impacted by Market Uncertainty

    European Commission Proposal to Support Irish Beef Producers Impacted by Market Uncertainty

EU Member States have agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50 million available to Irish beef

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New Artificial Intelligence Tool Predicts How Much Milk 1.5 Million Cows Will Produce

    New Artificial Intelligence Tool Predicts How Much Milk 1.5 Million Cows Will Produce

Arla Foods has developed a new artificial intelligence tool to better predict their milk intake from farmer-owners. This means that

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Arla Farmers Launch Initiative to Get British Bees Buzzing Again

    Arla Farmers Launch Initiative to Get British Bees Buzzing Again

A group of farmers from the Arla Foods dairy co-operative have launched a trial initiative to see whether their efforts

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European Commission Proposes to Increase Price Transparency in the Food Chain

    European Commission Proposes to Increase Price Transparency in the Food Chain

Having banned unfair trading practices and improved producer co-operation, the European Commission has presented the third element to improve fairness

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Increasing Demand For Laser Coders From Fruit and Vegetable Producers

    Increasing Demand For Laser Coders From Fruit and Vegetable Producers

Macsa ID UK, a division of Barcelona-based laser coding, marking and scoring systems manufacturer, Macsa ID, is reporting increasing demand

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EIB to Unlock €2 Billion For Agriculture Across Europe

    EIB to Unlock €2 Billion For Agriculture Across Europe

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU bank, has launched a loans package of nearly €1 billion for agriculture and

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