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Report highlights role of red meat and dairy in health market

Over a quarter of all meals eaten at home in Britain are consumed for health reasons – with the market worth an estimated £26.5 billion, growing eight per cent year-on-year.

Plans for gene-edited crops could offer “huge benefits”

Defra has unveiled new plans to enable the use of gene editing technologies, to help farmers grow crops that are more nutritious, productive and resistant to pests and disease.

Red meat and dairy markets could benefit from health focus

A new report has highlighted the importance of communicating the health benefits, flavour and versatility of red meat and dairy – as figures show consumers are increasingly health-focused.

Farming bodies react as US set to accept British lamb again

For the first time since 1989 the US may allow the importation of British Lamb. Following comments from Boris Johnson, UK farming bodies have reacted to the news.

Relief as short-term deal allows CO2 production to restart

The government has made an agreement with CF Fertilisers, to allow it to reopen one of its plants amid soaring gas prices, following concerns over imminent food shortages.

Defra’s agri-food export plans “a positive step”

The government has announced a series of steps to help UK farmers access the UK’s export potential.

Boost for British pork as £50m trade deal announced

British farmers and food producers are set to benefit from access to a valuable new market, as Mexico has now officially opened its doors to British pork for the first time. British exporters can now tap into this brand-new market, which boasts high demand for high quality pork meat.

Staff shortages leading to crisis in the pig sector

Perfectly healthy pigs will end up being destroyed and wasted unless the Government takes urgent action to alleviate crippling staff shortages, NPA chief executive Zoe Davies has warned.

Calls for a Covid Recovery Visa to address workforce shortages

In a new cross-industry report, the UK food and drink sector is calling for a 12-month Covid-19 Recovery Visa to help alleviate the workforce shortages that are causing serious disruption across the whole of the supply chain and significantly increasing the cost of getting food to the public.

Small farms benefit from scheme offering free social media expertise

Business is booming at a historic Winchcombe farm, as a result of a new partnership that offers free social media expertise for small businesses.

Aldi Scotland bolsters commitment to Scottish pork industry

Aldi Scotland is the first retailer to stock Scottish Outdoor Bred Pork Sausages as part of its ongoing commitment to animal welfare standards.  

Oatly loses court battle against British family farm

A judge has dismissed Oatly’s claims of trademark infringement against Glebe Farm, in what has been described as a ‘David and Goliath’ style battle.

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