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The Food Foundation aims to provide free school meals to everyone aged under 18

Food Foundation calls for action on children’s food insecurity


New data from the UK food charity shows that 7.2 million adults and 2.7m children experienced food insecurity last month

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Robots at the ready as supplier targets growth in stonefruit and pears


Agrintesa’s new facility aims to capitalise on recent major investments in premium varieties like Ondine-branded flat nectarines

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Pink Lady bucks downward trend in Europe


Pink Lady Europe hopes its positive performance for 2023/24 can be sustained, but warns of “contrasting dynamics” of pressure on prices and rising expectations on sustainability

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Further falls for South African orange export crop


Shipments now at levels last seen in 2017 due to adverse climate and high juice prices

Best Exhibit of Everbearer Strawberry Eves Delight 2 from the Edward Vinson breeding programme,

BerryWorld named top of the crops at Kent show


BerryWorld sweeps the board at National Cherry and Soft Fruit Show awards for berry varieties

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King’s Speech gets thumbs up from food and farming groups


NFU and Food Foundation welcome new government proposals to boost farming and healthy eating, but call for plans to back them up


Public support offers boon to beleaguered British farmers


Brits declare farming the most valued profession behind nursing, NFU survey finds


Signs of return to form for Italy’s stonefruit sector


Following three years of falling sales, the introduction of new, better varieties appears to have arrested the country’s decline

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EU border issue “critical”, says Logistics UK


Focus on UK-EU border arrangements now to mitigate summer freight delays, Logistics UK urges new government

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MAC review calls for SWS certainty


Migration Advisory Committee says future of UK Seasonal Worker Scheme must be secured as matter of national security


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Albert Bartlett enlists Fera in battle against aphids


Leading potato producer Albert Bartlett partners with Fera Science Ltd to control aphid numbers in Scottish crops

Digital Farming

Food security under threat from patchy digital access


British farmers’ productivity hampered by poor digital connectivity in rural areas, new NFU survey reveals

There are more than 60 RapidAim units across Kent and Sussex after initial trials

RapidAim to deliver real-time moth monitoring on crop farms


The tech aims to improve crop protection by enabling more targeted use of insecticides to combat moths

Agroforestry promotes enhanced soil health and improved water management

Lloyds Bank to provide over £25,000 to farmers for agroforestry projects


The loan aims to assist UK farmers in reducing ecological impact and improve environmental resilience


Nationwide adds Tenderstem Purple to foodservice offer


The fresh produce supplier inks deal to distribute purple-sprouting broccoli brand to UK foodservice customers