”The food we eat, from whatever source, will need to be produced sustainably in a ‘whole system’ approach”The UK awaits the independent review from Henry Dimbleby which will direct the National Food Strategy. The strategy will address food integrity (safety and security) whilst reducing environmental impact.It aims to deliver confidence in a safe, nutritious, sustainable, ethical and resilient food supply chain for the UK, and afford the best farmers and food producers international competitiveness in an environment where the UK stands alone from the EU. Whatever changes the future and the strategy bring, that the UK remains a global food safety leader that provides high quality, safe British products needs to be protected under all circumstances.National food safety sampling plans, both for domestic and imported produce, need to be smart, ensuring that valuable resources spent on protecting the UK are directed as efficiently and effectively as possible. Supply chain and risk management tools can be used to inform these plans, ensuring they are intelligently targeted against the most relevant and current risks to consumer safety and trust.Furthermore, digital early warning system platforms can review global trade to detect anomalies, highlighting events (including fraud) which are likely to impact food safety. These types of systems will ensure the UK is on top of such events and can respond quickly to threats to supply, safety and of criminal activity.Linked to food safety is the need to ensure food authenticity; that the food itself is as described and not manipulated ultimately to the detriment of the consumer. Britain will replace the EU protected name scheme with a domestic scheme to support its trade. The UK scheme could, simultaneously, provide an assurance of authenticity which has always been a weakness of those currently used, whilst representing the quality of British foods and their ethical and sustainable production. Quality, safety and authenticity can be evidenced by compliance to standards that are applicable (and auditable) in the UK and in the exporting countries under this, or equivalent, schemes.Increasing population, changing dietary preferences and exhaustion (conservation) of planetary resources will drive the incorporation of alternative sources of food and feed from those to which we have been accustomed over the last century. Insects as a source of protein for both food and feed is becoming increasingly established worldwide along with other sources of alternative protein, such macro and micro-algae, fungal and other plant and cellular production. The UK food strategy needs to accelerate the development of such products into domestic production at scale in order to bolster national food security and ensure the UK does not lose international competitive edge.The food we eat, from whatever source, will need to be produced sustainably in a ‘whole system’ approach. Sustainable food production relies on complex interactions of factors from soil health, to water and air quality, pollinator health, pest/pathogen control and climatic emissions. Defining our natural capital and ecosystem services will create a framework to manage the environment more sustainably.Deeper understanding of the impact of food production on the natural environment will enable land management to be tailored more closely to the needs of the crop/growing environment at field level or finer. For this, data is required to identify causal links between land management, environmental impact and food production for current practices to be best revised. It follows that the food strategy should facilitate generation of a data handling system to collate and interrogate vast quantities of data to this end.So, we are at a time of great change, not only as the UK exits the EU, but as it seeks to lead globally in the bigger drivers in food production for planetary conservation and animal welfare. Striking the balance for setting the highest standards whilst retaining international competitiveness and affordable, healthy and nutritious diets for the UK consumer is the focus of intense national debate currently. Wherever it goes, there must be no compromise to the world-leading food safety standards which Britain can rightly claim today.
1 Tottenham v Nottingham Forest is live on talkSPORT, kick off 7.45pm.The sheen of Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival as Tottenham boss is beginning to wear off at White Hart Lane. A woeful 1-0 home defeat to West Brom on Sunday is likely to prompt the Argentine manager into making a host of changes for Wednesday’s clash with Nottingham Forest in this Capital One Cup third round clash.With the north London derby looming on Saturday, Pochettino is expected to give a number of fringe players the chance to stake a claim for the massive encounter at the Emirates.Summer signing Michel Vorm is likely to be awarded his competitve debut in goal as Hugo Lloris is given a rare night off, while at the other end Roberto Soldado is in line to replace Emmanuel Adebayor as the Spaniard desperately seeks to discover some sort of goalscoring form.Four games without a win has put the spotlight back on what Pochettino can do to turn the club’s fortunes round, though the former Southampton manager will be looking to strike a balance between gaining confidence with a win and not risking too many players ahead of this weekend’s huge match with the Gunners.It means new signings Benjamin Stambouli and Federico Fazio should both get the opportunity to put their hand up for regular first-team action, with many Spurs fans convinced they will become fixtures in the side this season.Alongside the Frenchman in midfield is likely to be highly rated youngster Nabil Bentaleb with Mousa Dembele playing further ahead. At the back, club captain Younes Kaboul will probably pair up with Fazio as Jan Vertonghen is given more time to be fully fit for the mouthwatering north London derby.Tottenham are not blessed with a wealth of bright talents to introduce into the starting XI, but if the hosts are cruising to victory expect 23-year-old attacking midfielder Ryan Mason to come off the bench.Tottenham’s possible starting XI to face Nottingham Forest:Agree or disagree? Comment below and let us know how you think Spurs will line up against Nottingham Forest. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino
You could make the case that the Raiders’ victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday was the team’s zenith since the return of head coach Jon Gruden.And yet, you could make the case that the Raiders were not the most inspirational team on the field that night. That distinction went to Hayward’s Tennyson High School football squad which uncorked a halftime show for the ages.1980 as a matter of fact. Those Raiders made history, being the first wild card team to win a Super Bowl.Frankly …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dusty, Dale, Bart, and Kolt have the podcast brought to you by AgriGold this week. The team reflects on the Ohio No-Till Conference an hears and update from Eric Niemeyer from that event. Then, we also heard an update from Adam Sharp, the Executive Vice President of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation from the 101st annual meeting. Additionally, Dave Russell sends in a special interview with Joe Cornely, who is hanging up his hat on farm broadcasting career.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – LNG Canada’s CEO says construction will start in 2018 on the $40-billion LNG facility.During an LNG conference Tuesday, Andy Calitz was quoted by Reuters news service as saying “It didn’t make sense in July 2016. When (our stakeholders) asked the inevitable question, when will you reconsider the FID? Our answer was: We will be in construction in 2018. I reaffirm that commitment today.”Calitz confirmed a final investment decision was still on target to be made in 2018. Reuters also quoted Calitz as saying anti-dumping tariffs on fabricated industrial steel was no longer an issue for the project and wouldn’t have an impact on the final investment decision.LNG Canada requested an exemption from the 45.8 percent tariffs.LNG Canada is a joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell Plc, PetroChina Co Ltd, Mitsubishi Corp and Korea Gas Corp. TransCanada Corp will build the pipeline.
Photo by Casey Brown, FlickrKostelnick hopes to arrive at the Energetic City between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. He encourages residents to join him on his run.“I’d love to see people come out. My only thing is, so far this run really nice tourists have stopped and wanted to hand me food or drinks, but I am self-supported, so I can’t.”“Anyone who wants to run with me can, I love the company. The only thing I accept is beer because I don’t consider that support aha.” Kostelnick, who holds the World Record for running across the US in just 42 days, six hours and 30 minutes, added that he decided to do this run because he loves road trips. In his record-breaking run, he wasn’t able to stop and enjoy the sights, something he has made sure to do this time around.Pete in Testa River, B.C. Photo by Pete’s Across America.“I’ve loved road trips, I’ve always loved going places, I’ve always said getting there isn’t half the fun, it’s all the fun.”“I didn’t really get to enjoy it per say because I was pretty much either running, eating or sleeping that whole time when I ran two years ago. This run gives me a little more time to see the sights and stop and take some photos. It’s more of something in my own imagination than trying to take someone else’s record. It’s kind of like my own wild dream.”Kostelnick mentioned that his favourite part of the run so far has been all the different wildlife he’s seen here in the north.“I’ve seen so many great sights, I’ve seen a lot of awesome wildlife. They’ve left me alone, but I saw a few bears, lots of moose, caribou and foxes.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A man who has made it his goal to run from Kenai, Alaska to Key West, Florida will be passing through the Energetic City this Saturday.Peter Kostelnick is in the 31st day of his historic journey and is the first runner ever to run the entirety of the Alaska Highway self-supported. Kostelnick explained that in order for him to reach his goal tonight he had to run over 110 kilometres.“It goes up and down big time,” said Kostelnick “Depending on how far apart services are where I can stay to get a nights rest.” For more information on Kostelnick’s run, you can visit his Facebook Page. To track his location click here. So far Kostelnick has run approximately 2,784 kilometres.
New Delhi: A cloud of uncertainty hung over the fate of Super Cup, scheduled to start in two days’ time, after seven I-League clubs on Wednesday pulled out of the tournament citing unfair treatment by the All India Football Federation. Minerva Punjab FC, whose players are in Bhubaneswar for the past four days, could be called back to their base in Panchkula if the AIFF fails to acknowledge the aggrieved clubs’ concerns, owner Ranjit Bajaj said. “We are yet to get any response from the AIFF, I am not expecting to get one either by tomorrow. So, I might just call my players back here,” Bajaj said. While the AIFF has managed to convince Churchill Brothers to not side with the aggrieved clubs, Chennai City, East Bengal, Mohun Bagan, Neroca FC, Aizawl FC, Gokulam Kerala and Minerva Punjab stayed united in their protest against the national federation. “We have together resolved to withdraw our respective teams’ participation from the upcoming Hero Super Cup 2019,” a collective release by the clubs stated. The Super Cup is scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar, with the qualifiers starting from March 15. The final is slated for April 13. Minerva had on Tuesday pointed out that the I-League clubs are being neglected in all aspects by the country’s football federation. The clubs said it had written a letter to the AIFF in February regarding multiple concerns such as the future of the league but they are “yet to hear back” from the federation. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherMinerva also highlighted how the AIFF has “not provided any financial assistance to the participating teams” despite having a title sponsor for the event. With no AFC competitions also on offer, the club felt the competition lacked any incentive for the teams. The Super Cup is a knockout tournament hosted by the AIFF where I-League teams lock horns against the Indian Super League teams. It is India’s main club knockout tournament and Minerva was scheduled to play the qualifying round against FC Pune City on the March 15. Meanwhile, Bajaj has decided to sue the match commissioner of the I-League game between Minerva Punjab and Chennai City, Balasubramaniam, in criminal and civil defamation case, for insinuating that the game may have been fixed, in his report to the AIFF.
New Delhi: Estranged partners McDonald’s and Vikram Bakshi Monday told the NCLAT that they are working towards an out-of-court settlement to end their over five-year-old dispute. Counsels for McDonald’s India Pvt Ltd and Vikram Bakshi told a two-member National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) bench, headed by Chairperson S J Mukhopadhyay, that they are trying to work out a settlement. The bench directed that either of the parties may file an affidavit including the terms of the settlement being arrived at on the next date of hearing on May 13. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra”… parties submit that they are negotiating for settlement but the impugned order may come in their way of settlement. In the facts and circumstances, we allow the parties to reach settlement uninfluenced by any of the order passed by the Tribunal or this Appellate Tribunal,” said NCLAT. The Tribunal also gave them additional time to file the affidavit. “Post both the appeals ‘for orders’ on 13th May, 2019 and earlier date (8th May) fixed stands modified,” it said. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysThe bench also said: “In the meantime, if any settlement is reached, any of the party may file affidavit giving the date of settlement.” McDonald’s and Bakshi in 1995 had signed a partnership agreement to open outlets of the US fast food chain in India. It was for a period of 25 years. The two partners had formed a 50:50 joint venture — Connaught Plaza Restaurant Ltd (CPRL) — which was responsible for outlets of the fast-food chain in the country’s northern and eastern regions through the franchise route. In 2017, McDonald’s terminated CPRL’s franchise agreement citing non-payment of royalties. A long-winding legal tussle and battle for control of the business ensued afterwards with Bakshi keeping around 165 McDonald’s branded outlets operational in northern and eastern regions of the country. In southern and western regions, McDonald’s outlets are run by Amit Jatia-led Westlife Development. In August 2017, McDonald’s had told the NCLAT that settlement of dispute with its estranged partner Bakshi was not possible. The tussle started after Bakshi was ousted as the managing director of Connaught Plaza Restaurants (CPRL) in 2013, following which he approached the NCLT, which reinstated him to his position. McDonald’s has challenged the same in the appellate tribunal NCLAT.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino hailed his side following their 3-1 Carabao Cup victory over West Ham UnitedDespite Lucas Perez getting one back for the hosts, Spurs booked their place in the quarter-finals after a brace from Son Heung-min and Fernando Llorente’s strike.Spurs’ win came just 48 hours after they played Manchester City on a dreadful Wembley pitch on Monday night.Therefore, on Wednesday’s game at West Ham, Pochettino made 10 changes to his line-up with Davinson Sanchez the only one left in the team.Trippier and Pochettino try to clear up a war of words George Patchias – September 13, 2019 The apparent war of words between Kieran Trippier and Mauricio Pochettino is thought to be nothing more than a misunderstanding.Trippier was sold by Tottenham…“It was a very good performance, I’m very proud because it was so complicated this game and another derby, a derby that in the end we won and it’s important to go into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup,” Pochettino told the club website.“For a lot of players, it was a fantastic opportunity to show their quality, players like Paulo, like Foyth, like Sonny who started to feel the net again.”Pochettino’s side will face North London rivals Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.Meanwhile, Spurs will be on the road again this Saturday when they take on Wolves in a Premier League game at Molineux.