Food businesses are becoming the “squeezed middle” between higher and volatile raw material costs and retailers' increasing pressure to keep a lid on prices, senior executives have warned.
In this second episode of The R&R files, our guest is Martin Thatcher, MD of Thatcher's Cider... catalysts for change, being bolder, and a relentless focus on quality above everything else.
To create the resources we need, we need profits. Lots of profits. This is not an easy conversation to have, particularly with those who are concerned about the environment.
If we really want to regenerate our soils, reduce carbon, increase biodiversity, we need animal and plant production to be working in harmony with each other. I don’t think Oatly understand this.
The issues, whether societal, environmental or economic, all seem to come back to a single common factor. A lack of diversity, or in this case: biodiversity. It’s time for a radical and wholesale change in the way that we farm. A revolution, no less, that has biodiversity at the centre of its beating heart.
With five months to go before we leave the EU, uncertainty prevails for food companies. But for farming the Agriculture Bill has provided some insight into its future.