The summer heatwave, combined with high and low temperatures has had a detrimental impact on UK farming, and as a result, prices are expected to rise by 5 per cent. The Centre for Economics and Business Research has estimated the cost of this on consumers is £45 million, based on research from DEFRA – a…

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Vegan food producer Naturli’ Foods has opened its first shop in Copenhagen, selling 40 of their plant-based products. The brand made headlines recently when Sainsbury’s started to stock their mince and burger patties, which gathered mixed reactions from vegans and vegetarians. Naturli’s products are aimed not only at vegans and vegetarians, but also at flexitarians.…

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Over a third of fruit and vegetables grown in Europe are thrown away, simply because of the appearance of the food. Research was a carried out by a team at University of Edinburgh, and concluded that the figure of produce wasted in the UK stands at 4.5 million tonnes. The level of food waste is…

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The company behind successful start-ups, such as AirBnb and Dropbox, are investing in clean meat start-ups too, with the intention to disrupt the meat and dairy industry. Y Combinator assists companies when they are in their early stages, providing investment, business tools and access to an array of networks to help them become a successful…

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Beyond Meat delayed the launch date of the Beyond Burger in the UK following a shortage in supply. The plant-based burger was set to reach Tesco stores at the beginning of August, however they couldn’t meet the demand and the launch was set back indefinitely. The Grocer has reported that the product will now reach…

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Thousands of people have complained about plans to open a new chicken factory in Rufforth, near York, which has inevitably caused councillors to reject plans. The farm would have been able to hold up to 144,000 birds at one time. Back in 2016, the plans were withdrawn as thousands of people wrote letters complaining. They…

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UK supermarket ASDA has accredited their sales spike in part to vegan food, marking their fifth consecutive quarter of growth. In the three months running up to June there was a 2.4 per cent increase in net sales, putting better sales on food as the reason for its improving sales. Online food sales also increased,…

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Vegan meat is the future of food and now one of America’s biggest meat producer’s CEO believes that this is the case, too. Tom Hayes spoke to Feedstuffs, revealing his views on the animal-free alternatives. While almost Tyson’s entire turnover comes from meat production, the company has made investments in alternative sources of protein, including…

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The Beyond Burger’s UK launch has been put on hold for the foreseeable future due to product shortages. The burger has been popular in the US, with stores selling out and production has been increased to meet demand. The burger was expected to launch in 350 Tesco stores two weeks ago and no new release…

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