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Fera regularly share news and insight around a range of subjects across the agri-food chain.

Why the Agri-Tech Centres Exist & Fera's Role
John Chinn explains the huge importance the Agri-Tech centres will have on the UK agriculture industry and the desperate need for an 'industrial revolution'. Read more
Pioneering tree health partnership to continue thanks to funding boost
Observatree launched in spring 2015 aiming to train volunteers to help protect the UK’s trees, woods and forests from harmful pests and diseases, both existing and new. Read more
What do pesticide usage surveys tell us about changing farming practices
For many years, Fera has worked with farmers, growers and agronomists to achieve more sustainable crop production while protecting the environment from the threat of diseases and pests. This has involved the development of new strategies and techniques to detect, identify, monitor and tackle both indigenous and non-indigenous threats in growing crops and stored produce. Read more
Proud night as York’s Apprentices Graduate and Pick up Awards with their employers
Proud night for as York’s Apprentices Graduate and Pick up Awards with their employers Read more
Queen’s University Belfast to Lead EU-China Collaboration to Tackle Food Fraud
The Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast will lead one of the world’s largest food safety projects across Europe and China. The European Horizon 2020 programme and Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) programme have awarded €10 million towards an EU-China partnership to improve food safety and tackle food fraud. Read more
8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA) - 7 -10 November 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic
8th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2017) will be held on 7-10 November 2017, in Clarion Congress Hotel Prague, Prague, Czech Republic. RAFA 2017 will provide an overview of recent and emerging analytical & bioanalytical strategies in food quality and safety control, and introduce the challenges for novel approaches in this field. Read more
York Apprenticeship Graduation and Awards Ceremony 2017
York Apprenticeship Graduation and Awards Ceremony 2017: A celebration of business talent in the city. Over 100 apprentices will be graduating at the 7th York Apprenticeship Graduation and Awards Ceremony, York Grand Opera House on the 8 November 2017. Read more
MEPs agree to phase out glyphosate within the next five years
Members of the European Parliament have backed a proposal to phase out glyphosate in the EU within the next 5 years. They voted 355 in favour of the ban, 204 against and 111 abstentions. Read more
Innovation in the food and beverage industry: R&D, or marketing gimmick?
It has been reported that nearly three quarters of small and medium-sized firms in food manufacturing are likely to be eligible for Research & Development (R&D) tax relief. Read more
New £1m partnership to address knowledge gaps in soil biology
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) have announced an ambitious new research partnership to develop practical soil biology management guidance. The five-year partnership looks to improve on-farm understanding of soil health by benchmarking current academic and industry knowledge, developing and validating indicators of soil biology and soil health in research trials and integrating a far-reaching knowledge exchange programme throughout the five-year programme. Read more

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