Lancaster University and TaskScape Associates have released a short film exploring case studies showing how low technology modifications and high technology, game-changing, innovations can provide the food supply chain with increased productivity, resource use efficiency and sustainability.
The importance of collaboration between researchers and different players in the supply chain is highlighted, such a collaboration is needed to define an appropriate new research agenda in an area of global significance.
WAITROSE is asking suppliers of fruit, vegetables and flowers to avoid the use of three formulations of neonicotinoid based pesticides on crops destined for the supermarket. The move comes in light of concerns about their effects on bees, butterflies and other important pollinators.
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The budget may have been low on specifics but it is already clear that one part of the region is going to do very well out of the Chancellor.
We understand that a large part of the £1.6bn announced for research and development will be going into agriscience
The programme is available on-line.