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Pioneering tree health partnership to continue thanks to funding boost

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.

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What do pesticide usage surveys tell us about changing farming practices

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.

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Proud night as York’s Apprentices Graduate and Pick up Awards with their employers

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

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Queen’s University Belfast to Lead EU-China Collaboration to Tackle Food Fraud

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.

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York Apprenticeship Graduation and Awards Ceremony 2017

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.

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MEPs agree to phase out glyphosate within the next five years

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.

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Innovation in the food and beverage industry: R&D, or marketing gimmick?

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.

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New £1m partnership to address knowledge gaps in soil biology

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.

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The Spice is Right at York Food Festival

The Spice is Right at York Food Festival

Sharmini Thomas, York’s Indian Cookery Guru, will launch her new spice range at York Food Festival on Friday 29th September.

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York Food and Drink Conference - 14th September 2017, Principal Hotel, York

York Food and Drink Conference - 14th September 2017, Principal Hotel, York

The Future of Food and Drink: Opportunities and Challenges in a post Brexit Britain. Hear from industry experts and insiders including the innovators, the start-up entrepreneurs, the PR guru, the exporters, the buyers and more on the future of food and drink. A hugely successful inaugural event in 2016. This year's event is set to be bigger and better than ever, bringing together business leaders from right across the sector in York and beyond.

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