‘Climate change easier to tackle than diet change’

Climate management during the next 50 years will 'detemine outcomes over the next 50,000 years'

Combating climate change will be easier to achieve than improving global diets but both are interrelated, says a leading sustainability expert.

Food ingredients producer Kent Foods is to expand into a former noodle factory

Expansion plans secured for ingredients producer

Aquaculture in Scotland aims to increase turnover by about £8M, and create up to 50 jobs

£1M Scottish aquaculture scheme to boost turnover

Scotland Food & Drink aims to double the size of its sector by 2030 (Flickr/Christoph Strässler)

Scotland Food & Drink ‘to double sector to £30bn’

Direct to consumer channels could boost manufacturers’ sales by 5%, claimed LCP Consulting. LCP’s Will Shepherd pictured

Direct to consumer channel could boost sales

Cairns Oatcakes was ordered to close after an inspection found 'filthy' conditions (Picture courtesy of Stoke-on-Trent City Council)

‘Filthy’ bakery ordered shut found open a day later

Drivers unloading their deliveries should be paid extra for the work: FTA

Drivers unloading lorries should be paid more: FTA

2 Sisters owner Boparan Holdings reported a 17.8% drop in like-for-like operating profit

2 Sisters owner blames ‘tough’ market for profits fall

Potato firm M&F entered administration on March 13

Potato firm appoints administrators as 90 jobs lost

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Business News

Park Cakes was sold by Vision Capital to management

Dessert maker Park Cakes sold in management buyout

Whisky workers are seeking answers from EU officials over the security of their jobs, after the UK quits the EU

Whisky workers seek Brexit job reassurance

Apetito invested £31M in its Wiltshire factory

Apetito invests £31M in factory and creates 40 jobs

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World News

Fresh food and confectionery led last year's growth in the grocery market

Fresh food drives £3.7bn growth in groceries

Young’s Seafood is targeting the lucrative US seafood market

Young’s Seafood targets US market

Yogurt mixes: it will be the first time EasiYo has been made outside New Zealand

Dairy ingredients maker in New Zealand yogurt deal

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People

GM has a place in feeding Britain, the Princess Royal told the BBC. Photograph courtesy of Chatham House

GM food has a role in feeding Britain: Princess Royal

AHDB has appointed its first halal sector manager

First halal manager appointed by AHDB

Labour turnover has continued to fall year-on-year, as manufacturing workers increasingly prefer to sit tight

Labour turnover falls again – as workers sit tight

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Regulation

Undeclared allergens sparked recalls at Tesco, Lindt and Kenrow

Undeclared allergens spark food recalls – gallery

A fatal grain silo accident has resulted in a £50k fine

Grain silo death results in £50k fine

Two men were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud

Duo guilty of selling 116t of turkey as halal lamb

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NPD

The run up to Easter saw a number of launches by food and drink firms

Easter product launches by food and drink firms

Advances in food science are set to revolutionise the supply chain

Genetics and big data lead IFST spring conference

Tasty winners: Introducing the winners and finalists in the new Chefs' Choice Awards

Chefs’ Choice Awards: meet the winners

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Ingredients

Food manufacturers should follow Lidl’s example and buy more British food, urged the NFU

Food firms should buy more British food: NFU

KWS Zyatt was successful in Rank Hovis Milling tests

New wheat variety ‘to deliver top baking quality’

Food manufacturers are 'dragging their feet' on salt reduction targets, claims pressure group CASH

Manufacturers ‘fail to hit salt targets’: CASH

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Manufacturing

View our photogallery of the top seven food and drink trends for 2017, according to the BBC Food and Farming Awards' judges

Food and Farming Awards’ top seven trends

Growing Underground is one of three finalists in the BBC Future Food Award

BBC Future Food Award finalists revealed

Fentimans would set up a manufacturing plant in continental Europe to avoid any tariffed trade barriers (Flickr/Cheeseslave)

Fentimans to set up EU factory if UK trade deal fails

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Food Safety

Claims of rotten meat exports highlight the importance of securing good trade deals after Brexit, said the NFU

Brazil’s rotten meat claims ‘highlight Brexit trade deal’

A Gloucestershire butcher was told to pay £54,000 for food hygiene offences, and unauthorised sales

Maggoty meat butcher to pay £54,000

The fall in campylobacter infections was estimated to have saved the economy more than £13M

Campylobacter results welcomed by consumer group

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Packaging

Police are investigating an explosion at a food packaging firm

Police probe explosion at food packaging plant

FDF hoped to improve the sustainability of food packaging

FDF launches packaging sustainability checklist

Domestic food waste could be cut by £1bn a year by improving food labelling and packaging

Food label changes ‘could save £1bn a year’

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Supply Chain

The new agribusiness group aims to represent the view of the agricultural supply chain expertise during the Brexit talks

New agribusiness group to give united Brexit voice

Meat supplier Yorkshire Game has been supplying game and vension since 1983

Meat firm Yorkshire Game gets new owners

A section of the M6 was closed after a lorry carrying food caught fire

Exploding drinks tins create traffic chaos

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Take a look inside Seabrook Crisps Bradford in this gallery

Inside Seabrook Crisps – in pictures

The run up to Easter saw a number of launches by food and drink firms

Easter product launches by food and drink firms

Two men were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud

Duo guilty of selling 116t of turkey as halal lamb

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