The horse meat scandal affected countries across Europe, sparked public outrage, resulted in a series of product recalls and exposed significant flaws in Europe’s food supply chain. Regulators and industry took action and there’s now a stricter food testing regime across Europe and many initiatives are underway to ensure this sort of incident doesn’t reoccur. Read more
Three members of the EFRA (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Select Committee spent a day at National Agri-Food Innovation Campus (NAFIC) near York to see the very latest science and technology being developed to support sustainable intensification of farming to increase the UK’s food security and competitiveness in international agri-food export markets. Read more
A sample of willow-carrot aphids collected from Cow Parsley in North Yorkshire by Larissa Collins in May 2014 have been found to be resistant to lambda-cyhalothrin by Steve Foster (Rothamsted Research), while screening aphid samples for an AHDB funded project. Read more
Following the Prime Minister’s overseas visit to Beijing last week, China sees Britain as an important ally in its call for more open global markets, even understanding the challenges of operating in China, and both countries are referring to this watershed moment as a “golden era” in relations. Read more
Since our early beginnings, Fera have remained at the forefront of utilising developments in technology to the best of our advantage. Such advancement has allowed us to retain our original thinking and presence in the agri-food sector whilst confronting national incidents. Read more
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