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Driscoll’s wins Superior Taste Awards


Global berry supplier, and owner of UK grower group Berry Gardens, won three awards for ’superior’ varieties at recent International Taste Institute event 

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Renewed hope for British blackcurrants


UK producers feel optimistic after recent sunny period brings renewed hope for blackcurrant crop hit by adverse weather and high costs

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‘It’s time to back British’


Angus Soft Fruits MD John Gray tells Fred Searle why it is more important than ever for supermarkets, and government, to support the UK berry sector

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High costs take toll on farmers


Spiralling production costs have adversely affected farmers’ mental health, NFU survey shows


Agroberries buys stake in BerryWorld


The Americas berry giant has acquired shares in UK supplier BerryWorld’s EMEA and APAC businesses

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New water law will “halt expansion of Chilean fruit industry”


Fedefruta warns that changes will remove incentives for the construction of new irrigation infrastructure in bigger farms

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Farming Fortnight returns for fifth year


LEAF Education’s annual online initiative to help schools spotlight British food and farming will run from 5-16 June

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Vertical Future partners with Modi Fresh in India


UK-based vertical farming technology expands into Indian market with Modi Fresh to develop consumer-facing brand

The vertical farming has been hit hard by energy price rises

Vertical farming business Eider VF enters administration


Company that develops vertical farms producing leafy greens is up for sale just one year after £50m cash injection

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MyFresh enters administration


Bedfordshire fresh-prep firm goes bust less than a year after its acquisition by Hull potato business Tuber Group


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Roll on summer


This month sees a full Spanish crop before we turn our attention to the UK, where good availability and quality is expected

IBERS at Aberystwyth University is the latest addition to the LEAF Network

IBERS research centre joins LEAF Network


Welsh institute with a focus on food security becomes LEAF Innovation Centre to help the organisation develop more sustainable farming methods


Souped-up broccoli bowls over researchers


Production of Smarter Food’s nutritionally enhanced broccoli GRextra is ramping up after new research shows its soup helps prevent type-2 diabetes


Watercress festival draws record crowds


Hampshire event celebrated British season start with 20,000 people flocking to watercress capital Alresford

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Italy floods: millions of fruit trees must be replanted


Last week’s terrible flooding has apparently choked the roots of fruit trees across Emilia Romagna, precipitating a major disaster for the region’s fresh produce busines