Category Archives: Trends & Forecasts

ADAPTATION & mitigation: Seafood industry asked to consider response to climate change impacts

Seafood businesses and organisations in the UK are being asked for their views on the impact of climate change on the seafood industry and how they might respond, in order to help the industry to adapt in the future. Continue reading ADAPTATION & mitigation: Seafood industry asked to consider response to climate change impacts

IFIF & FAO continue to strengthen collaboration on critical issues to ensure safe and sustainable feed & food

The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held their 13th annual meeting at FAO Headquarters, in Rome, Italy, on 2-3 October 2014 to strengthen collaboration on critical issues to ensure safe, nutritious and sustainable feed and food. Continue reading IFIF & FAO continue to strengthen collaboration on critical issues to ensure safe and sustainable feed & food

FAO Director-General urges Europe to support nutrition and sustainable farming; “Food insecurity and conflict go hand in hand”

European governments must help combat hunger and malnutrition on a global level, as failure to do so will only boost migration flows and stoke conflicts, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said on Tuesday (September 30, 2014) in Milan, Italy, at an informal meeting of European Union agriculture ministers.  Continue reading FAO Director-General urges Europe to support nutrition and sustainable farming; “Food insecurity and conflict go hand in hand”

EUROPEAN Commission publishes results of comprehensive retail food study: 2004-2014 evolution of choice & innovation

The European Commission has unveiled today (October 2, 2014) the results of a comprehensive study (14Mb Pdf Report here) about the evolution of choice and innovation in food products in Europe during the last decade. The results show that the entry of new competitors always increases choice and innovation. Continue reading EUROPEAN Commission publishes results of comprehensive retail food study: 2004-2014 evolution of choice & innovation

ICES Annual Science Conference: Lead authors key findings on climate change, presentations now online

Four presentations from the 5th assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were highlighted at September’s ICES Annual Science Conference (ASC) in A Coruña, Spain, and are now available online.
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‘NEW approaches to food systems needed to cope with climate change’ – FAO Director-General highlights Agro-Ecology

Overcoming climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the planet’s growing population, and food security must lie at the heart of that effort, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said Tuesday (23 September 2014) in a speech at the UN Climate Summit in New York. Continue reading ‘NEW approaches to food systems needed to cope with climate change’ – FAO Director-General highlights Agro-Ecology