NFU Conference: Which party will deliver best plan for British food?

As the 2024 NFU conference aims to explore the topic: ‘British Food: What plan for the future?’, NFU president Minette Batters opened the event with a call for politicians to commit to providing food security. 

Will tea disappear from UK shop shelves due to supply issues?

Tea drinkers have been warned of ‘supply issues’ affecting supermarket stock across the country.

Food of the future: Scientists grow beef cells in rice

Scientists have grown beef cells inside grains of rice with the aim of creating cheaper and more eco-friendly food. 

Pancake Day: do you know where your ingredients come from?

Over 1,000 young pancake lovers from Pembrokeshire had a chance to learn how the ingredients for their favourite dessert are produced locally ahead of Pancake Day 2024. 

Daring new chocolate flavour for broccoli-lovers launches for Valentine’s Day  

An unusual box of chocolates has been launched just before Valentine’s Day. Tenderstem broccoli has dared to marry its flavours with premium British chocolatier, Chococo, for this limited-edition, divisive new gift.

British farmers take to social media to celebrate Buy my Turkey Day

Families are being encouraged to buy British, buy local and buy a whole turkey this Christmas, as part of an NFU campaign to celebrate British turkey producers.

Own-label meat and dairy sales soar as price becomes more important than ever

As the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite, supermarket own-label products are performing well in both red meat and dairy sectors, while most branded items are struggling with falling demand, AHDB analysis has shown.

UK fruit and veg growers press supermarkets to #GetFairAboutFarming

A new campaign launched by Riverford Organic Farmers is seeking fair treatment for fruit and vegetable producers, citing that 49% fear closure within the next 12 months as a result of supermarket buying behaviour.

Pork retail performance falls but prices stay the course

As of July, primary pork products including steaks, roasting joints and mince, have been knocked off the best-performing red meat spot as consumers opt for more affordable proteins in an attempt to save money.

We Eat Balanced campaign returns with spotlight on ‘British’ meat and dairy

AHDB’s We Eat Balanced campaign will be promoting home-grown meat and dairy using the term ‘British’ for the first time, following a rule change that will allow the organisation to better showcase support to UK farmers.

MPs press supermarkets for a ‘Buy British’ button online

Over 100 MPs have signed a letter urging supermarkets to incorporate ‘Buy British’ sections on their online shops.

Beyond Meat revenue falls by 30% due to ‘softer demand’ for plant-based products

Meat alternatives brand Beyond Meat has seen its sales decline by nearly a third in the second quarter of 2023, as consumers opt for more affordable animal protein and the health credentials of plant-based meat are called into question by many.

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