Opinion

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    Inspiring young people about fresh produce

    • , Carl Edwards, Director, Education and Public Engagement, LEAF
    Recently appointed director of education and public engagement at environmental farming body, LEAF, Carl Edwards, talks about how to engage youngsters through fruit and vegetable storytelling and why that is key to increasing consumption.
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  • Volkert Ingelsman

    Make the true costs and benefits of food transparent

    • , By Volkert Engelsman
    Long-time advocate of organic farming, HRH Prince Charles recently praised Eosta’s “true cost” accounting study. Here, general manager of the international distributor of fresh organic and fair fruits and vegetables explains what it’s all about.
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    M&S helping local communities by doing more with surplus food and waste

    • , Hazel Culley, Sustainability Manager M&S
    Through its partnership with Neighbourly, the social network for good, each store is setup to donate surplus food that hasn’t been sold at the end of the day to local charities and people in need.
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  • Jaime Sanfélix, MD of Laser Food

    Laser labelling: The branding revolution making its mark across Europe

    • , Jaime Sanfelix
    From Scandinavia, to Germany, to the UK, the laser labelling of fresh fruits and vegetables is a phenomenon catching the interest of retailers and consumers, says Laser Food founder Jaime Sanfelix.
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    What happens to the Protected Designation of Origin scheme post-Brexit?

    • , Paul Wheeler
    Elementar UK general manager, Paul Wheeler, explores how Brexit might impact PDO products in the UK amid concerns that small producers practising ancient methods could lose out to mass-production competitors.
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    Is transparency the key to growing a food business?

    • , Richard Hanwell
    Richard Hanwell, associate director of FMCG recruitment agency,The Sterling Choice, delves into the importance of transparency for food businesses pushed to reveal “the good, the bad and the ugly”, to their consumers - and what happens to them if they don’t.
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  • Sarah Baker

    What will happen to plant health and plant protection product regulations after Brexit?

    • , Sarah Baker
    Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) senior analyst Sarah Baker examines the complex scope for change once Britain exits the EU.
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  • Amy Lance

    The bikers on a mission to educate kids about fruit and veg

    • , Amy Lance
    Waitrose fruit buyer, Amy Lance, is on the last leg of her year-long sabbatical working with growers around the world. At her latest stop in South Africa she caught up with the guys behind ‘The Great Fruit Adventure’.
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    Fairtrade Fortnight: Fighting exploitation and tackling transparency through banana certification

    • , Leena Camadoo
    As part of Fairtrade Fortnight (Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March), banana supply chain manager Leena Camadoo explains why certification must be matched with capacity-building.
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  • Jim Prevor

    In true Trump fashion, the UK should use leverage of being tariff-free to all nations except the EU

    • , Jim Prevor
    Jim Prevor shares his insights into the post-Brexit behaviour of UK politicians as he wonders whether pulling out of the EU means shrinking back to the British Isles, maintaining the status quo with Europe or opening up to the non-European world?
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