Category Archives: Food in General

“ASIAN food industry is facing a sustainability crisis” – Sustainable Foods Summit: Key Outcomes & GHGe & LCA figures

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SURVEY: Nearly half of US consumers avoid GMO foods, primarily concerned re. health impact; “What is the right amount of disclosure?”

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“THREAT of antimicrobial resistance is well established in bacteria, but has largely been neglected in fungi”… could lead to ‘global food shortages in future’

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FASTEST growing export markets for UK is Philippines (+289%) in Q3; led by higher demand for Scottish salmon (+226%)

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ORGANIC foods: Asian country markets reporting double-digit growth; Sales to reach US$10bn in coming years; Driven by food safety & quality concerns

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RURAL areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing countries; “sweeping transformations needed” – FAO

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BREXIT ‘protracted uncertainty’: UK Food industry lobby upset about UK Gov’t not doing ‘right thing’ re. “the right for all EU workers [feeding the nation] to remain”

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EU & FAO join forces to take action on food waste and antimicrobial resistance: “AMR marks a grave societal and economic burden”

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AQUAPONICS: World’s largest (720 acres) facility opens: 2 million lbs of fish & vegetables p.a. & first indoor RAS Atl. salmon farm in USA

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“TRANSPARENCY is coming to the fore”: Expanding sustainable [sea]food market bringing fraud risks; Organic & eco-labelled foods at high risk

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DEFINING [sea]food ‘fraud’: New European terminology standard will be out in 2018 & ‘Food Authenticity Research Network Hub’ in pipeline

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BREXIT & workforce shortage, skills gap: UK Businesses in ‘farm to fork’ supply chain reveal concerns in landmark Brexit survey

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GROUNDWATER pumping drying up Great Plains streams, driving fish extinctions – US researchers; 7/16 native fish species have disappeared since 1940s

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INCREASING food production without damaging the environment; FAO Director-General addresses EU Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture & Rural Development

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LCA & ‘true’ vs. ‘hidden’ environmental / social costs of food production: ‘The true value’ of sustainable foods once ‘externalities’ are removed

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JAPAN is a “global model for healthy diets”, says UN FAO Director-General; “Unique” food culture, one that includes many vegetables, fruits & fish

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108 million people in world face severe food insecurity – “situation worsening” – New global report on food crises offers benchmark for action needed

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BREXIT & ‘FRICTIONLESS’ tariff-free UK-EU trade wishes… Coalition of UK food supply chain bodies outline joint priorities on trade

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