Food fraud could be losing the food and drink industry up to £12bn annually, according to a report by NFU Mutual (2017), and high profile cases of deliberate substitution of and tampering with food has impacted consumer confidence.
A technology called blockchain, which provides a secure audit trail for transactions in the food value-chain, could be a way of proving the provenance of products, and this is the theme of our 24th April Pollinator networking event.
Agri-tech news update
Published: 21 March, 2018
We were delighted to welcome a board level delegation of farmers, scientists and businesses from LIC, New Zealand’s largest farmer co-operative focusing on herd improvement and agri-tech, to Cambridge this week.
The co-operative has over 10,000 shareholder farmers and aims to empower livestock farmers through the delivery of superior genetics and technology.
Published: 20 March, 2018
Laura Bouvet has been appointed Knowledge and Innovation Facilitator for Agri-Tech East and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB); the first time the two organisations have collaborated in this…
Published: 7 March, 2018
“How can we use satellite technologies to improve agriculture and reduce environmental impact?” – if you have some good ideas or an innovation that uses satellite technology then you have…
Published: 21 February, 2018
A new £90 million investment to make it easier for farmers and agricultural supply-chain businesses to embrace technology and innovation has been announced by the Secretary of State for Business,…
Published: 20 February, 2018
Ahead of our Pollinator event “Finding the Funding”, we asked speaker Andy Cureton, Head of Business Engagement of BBSRC, to explain how the organisation – which is a major strategic…