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Can vertical farming ever become mainstream?

Simon Harvey investigates whether vertical farming – growing fresh produce in a controlled environment – can become well-es...

Brexit - should UK change approach to novel foods?

Ben Cooper reports from an industry event in London to weigh up whether the UK should change its stance on novel foods once the country leav...

Big Food's VC-style funds: the investments so far

Kraft Heinz is the latest food major to have used its in-house venture-capital unit to invest in an up-and-coming firm in a niche area....

US food companies need to do more on obesity

US columnist Victor Martino kicks off 2020 digging into new forecasts on the rate of obesity in the country. And he has a message for indust...

Latest Interviews

"The old way doesn't work any more" – Del Monte Foods innovation chief Mario DiFalco on growing legacy brands and expanding US group's reach 10 Jan 2020

Dean Best

Mario DiFalco, Del Monte Foods' innovation chief, talks to just-food about the "transformation" in how the US group develops new products.


Russia's iFarm on whether vertical farming could herald a new era of urban agriculture - interview 25 Mar 2019

Joe Baker

iFarm, one of several start-ups seeking to get ahead in the urban farming stakes, explains to Joe Baker why the concept could revolutionise farming.

Latest News

UK immigration recommendations need to go further, argue food industry bodies 28 Jan 20

Andy Coyne

UK food industry bodies have responded to the recommendations of an influential committee on the country's future immigration policy.


UK food, beverage M&A volumes down in 2019 as Brexit uncertainty hits - research 27 Jan 20

Andy Coyne

Research by corporate finance advisory firm Oghma Partners has revealed UK food and beverage M&A volumes and values in 2019.


Food organisations urge focus on growth in UK's future trade talks 27 Jan 20

Andy Coyne

Bodies representing the UK food sector have made a number of recommendations to the country's government regarding future trade talks.


UK firm Mash Direct to expand production 27 Jan 20

Dean Best

Mash Direct, the UK supplier of prepared-vegetable products, is to up capacity in a series of initiatives that will also take in moves to make its factory more sustainable.


Calavo Growers to buy US peer Simply Fresh Fruit 22 Jan 20

Andy Coyne

US fresh produce supplier Calavo Growers has announced it is to acquire a local peer for an undisclosed sum.


UK government attracts food industry ire over EU regulations stance 20 Jan 20

Andy Coyne

UK food industry organisations have responded to Chancellor Sajid Javid's comments about future trading relations with the European Union.



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