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  • Busy Brits scramble for breakfast

    On-the-go options are driving growth in breakfast consumption as workers choose prepared and portable foods to fuel their mornings. Fewer people are skipping the first meal of the day, with 147 million additional breakfasts tucked into in the year to June 2016 compared to the previous year. But traditional favourites cereals and toast are struggling. AHDB’s latest consumer insight article...

    15 August 2016

  • Hundreds attend Potatoes in Practice 2016

    Despite a soggy start to the day, more than 700 farmers, scientists, policymakers and potato industry representatives visited the James Hutton Institute’s Balruddery Farm to take part in Potatoes in Practice 2016 - the UK’s largest field-based event in the potato industry calendar. Organised and hosted by the James Hutton Institute in partnership with AHDB Potatoes, SRUC (Scotland's Rural College...

  • Push to make the humble potato a Chinese staple

    Scottish know-how could soon be helping potatoes push rice to one side of dinner bowls in China following the promise of greater collaboration between Asia’s largest commercial grower of the crop and a Dundee-based research institute. Hailing the James Hutton Institute as “number one” in terms of research into the crop, China’s self styled “King of Potato”, Liaing Xisen, said he was keen to build...

  • Improving agronomic and economic sustainability of UK farming

      New Grower Platform - your chance to participate. The ‘Grower Platform’ project is a key component of a new AHDB funded research programme on the management of rotations, led by NIAB with partners including Rothamsted Research, James Hutton Institute and Lancaster University; a five-year programme of research to help farmers and agronomists optimise soil and water management decisions and plan...

    11 August 2016

  • Household cooks seek digital inspiration

    Aspiring cooks are increasingly turning online for recipe inspiration, according to a new survey by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). Food websites have overtaken cookery books as the main place to find meal ideas for the first time, favoured by 41 per cent of people. The popularity of food blogs is also on the rise, particularly with the younger generation, where they...

    11 August 2016