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Stimulating Innovation in the Agri-Food Sector

Supporting Agri-Food Businesses Across Yorkshire


Keep up to date with the SIAFS project, information on events, and news from the agri-food industry here.

Crowdfunding for the Food Sector 11/05/2017


What is Crowdfunding and how can your business take advantage of it?

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Food packaging gets smart – and poses a recycling nightmare 10/05/2017


In the run up to this year’s Super Bowl, US snack company Frito-Lay launched a limited run of microchipped bags of tortilla chips, supposedly capable of sensing alcohol on a user’s breath and, if instructed, calling them an Uber home.

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Discerning Yorkshire shoppers ‘still want food that is ethically produced’ 10/05/2017


The outgoing leader of Britain’s largest farm assurance scheme believes shoppers’ desire for ethically-produced food may be enough to temper any rise in cheaper foreign produce flooding supermarket shelves post-Brexit.

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Fera Take Part in OLEUM Project Combating Olive Oil Food Fraud 09/05/2017


Europe is moving to ensure the quality and authenticity of the oil from olives which is increasingly becoming a victim of fraud.

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Government & Supermarkets “Must Do More” On Food Waste, EFRA Report Says 03/05/2017


A new report into food waste by the cross-party Environment Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has stated that the Government should establish a national food waste reduction target to drive efforts to reduce food waste.

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