Scientists from Rothamsted Research – the longest-running agricultural research institute in the world – have used genome editing to develop a type of wheat that is less likely to produce acrylamide when baked.
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Victoria Prentis said the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is currently not considering the inclusion of sourdough or wholegrain definitions in the Bread and Flour Regulations.
The UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has ratified a new law following the well-publicized death of a teenager from anaphylactic shock from an undeclared ingredient on a Pret a Manger baguette.
A letter from Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to the Real Bread Campaign – which has been lobbying for the Honest Crust Act – stated that Defra will look into the bread and flour regulations once the UK...
Data published by the UK government today gives a glimpse into the eating habits of 150,000 UK households from 1974 to 2014, revealing a nation that is increasingly health conscious – as it gets increasingly fat.
Although beef farmers in England are keen to bring their farms into
line with new environmental regulations, some are fearful that this
requirement could jeopardise their economic future, according to
the National Beef Association...
As if the major droughts in Europe, low world wheat stocks and
further speculation that China is importing large amounts of raw
materials wasn't enough to fuel further debate over rising flour
prices, Defra have reported a mistake...