World population has increased from one billion in 1800 to 7.7 billion today. During this period, the use of pesticides has played a critical role to protect crops from insects, weeds, diseases and moulds, ensuring that food supply keeps up with the increasing demand. Read more
A recent amendment to the UK Agricultural Bill, tabled by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture and backed by a cohort of leading UK research institutes, proposed the acceptance of gene edited (GE) crops and livestock in UK agriculture – ultimately in UK produced food. Read more
Supply chains are constantly evolving to deliver and adapt to the ever-changing needs and wants of their customers and consumers. This evolution could be the widespread adoption of practices which increase the resilience of the underpinning farm systems, or address supply chain profitability through the adoption of data driven tools, or the fast-tracking of new products and services to gain competitive advantage. Read more
BSI, the business improvement company, has announced a new global partnership with Fera to improve resilience in the food industry. The relationship will be leveraged to grow access to supply chain intelligence software solutions, launch the new Kitemark™ for Food Assurance and cultivate an innovation-focused food community. Read more
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