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AUGA group presents the world’s first zero-emissions tractor

AUGA group, Europe’s largest vertically integrated organic food producer, has developed and presented the world’s first hybrid bio-methane and electric tractor for professional farm use – AUGA M1. read more

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Totam Seeds offers access to new premium tomatoes

World-renowned tomato breeder Totam Seeds unveils new varieties following extensive research in partnership with growers. read more

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Food & farming expert Richard Macdonald becomes non-executive chair at Eden Search & Select

One of the leading names in UK food and farming, Richard Macdonald, has been appointed Non-Executive Chair of Eden Search & Select – the only specialist executive search consultancy focused solely on the global food supply chain. read more

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Global Coalition for Animal Welfare launches consultation on procurement of cage-free processed egg ingredients

Annual progress reporting shows that GCAW members are making progress on cage-free eggs, yet challenges remain with regards to processed egg ingredients, prompting the coalition of leading food firms to launch a consultation aimed at exploring solutions. read more

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Gower Salt Marsh Lamb becomes first new food to receive protected status under UK scheme

Reared in South Wales, Gower Salt Marsh Lamb has officially joined the club of UK’s most iconic products, becoming the first new food to receive protected status after the end of the Transition Period with the EU. read more

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UK’s Glebe Farm wins court case against Oatly in infringement claims

British oat milk producer Glebe Farm has today won the legal case brought against it by oat drink giant Oatly for trademark infringement and passing off following Glebe’s use of the brand PureOaty on their gluten-free oat milk. read more

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New report evaluates future of cultured meat industry

Following the world’s first approval of a cultured meat product for commercial sale last year, IDTechEx’s new research report explores the technical and market factors that are shaping this emerging industry segment. read more

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Leading food firms call on EU to phase out use of cages in animal farming

Leading food companies across the EU have sent a joint letter to the EU Commission and Members of the EU Parliament, calling for a phase out in the use of cages in animal farming, starting with enriched cages for laying hens. read more

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AGW selects 50 farms globally for new regenerative agri certification pilot

Following the recent announcement of its newest label, Certified Regenerative, non-profit farm certifier A Greener World (AGW) has selected over 50 farms to join the programme’s pilot phase. The new certification will provide a whole-farm assurance of sustainability, measuring benefits for soil, water, air, biodiversity, infrastructure, animal welfare and social responsibility. read more

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Whole Foods Market and Infarm tie-up brings ‘vertical farms’ in-store

Whole Foods Market has become the third major retailer in the UK to install vertical farms, as it looks to grow produce in store and offer its customers a more sustainable way to shop. read more

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Singapore’s landmark approval of ‘cultured meat’ is a major step forward for the sector

On Wednesday, December 2nd, the Singapore Food Agency said that the cultured chicken produced by San Francisco-based start-up Eat Just met the safety standards for use in nuggets. In so doing, Singapore becomes the first country on Earth to approve cultured meat for commercial sale. read more

Latest issue – Vol 5/21
– Sustainability focus
– Prioritising the planet
– Bringing vertical farming down to earth
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