Bord Bia

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Bord Bia chief executive Tara McCarthy  at the launch of the agency’s  export performance and prospects report 2021-2022. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell

A record €13.5 billion worth of food, drink and horticulture products were exported from the Republic last year, up 4 per cent on 2020, despite the ef(...)

Escargot Ireland chairwoman Deirdre O’Connor: ‘We have everything required to make this successful except research and Government help.’ Photograph: Alan Landers

These animals never kick, and no dangerous machinery is required to farm them. Their carbon footprint is minuscule, and their meat is high in protein (...)

Negishi, which has 40 outlets in the Tokyo area, specialises in various kinds of grilled beef tongue

Irish beef will be on the menu in Japan this Christmas, with prominent Toyko restaurant chain Negishi agreeing a new deal to import rib-eye. This is (...)

Actor  Saoirse Ronan helped to launch Bord Bia’s Origin Green, the sustainability development programme for the Irish food and drink industry. Photograph: Bord Bia

Farmers and businesses in Bord Bia’s Origin Green sustainability scheme have significantly reduced their carbon footprint, according to a 2021 progres(...)

At present, consumers view food waste and packaging as the most important sustainability issues; which are more easily solved compared to the biodiversity issue. Photograph: iStock

Consumers are more focused on packaging and food waste than carbon emissions, leaving a “clear leadership role” for industry in highlighting sustainab(...)

Niamh Tully of Tully Nurseries with her children Caoimhe and Harvey.  Bord Bia research shows that consumer spend on gardening reached its highest-ever level at €1.2 billion in 2020. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell

Green fingers appear to have become the latest unusual side-effect of Covid-19, with interest in gardening blooming like never before since the start (...)

Almost 300 companies are part of Bord Bia’s national sustainability programme. File photograph: iStock

All major Irish food and drinks companies will in future have to commit to reducing carbon emissions if they are to be part of Origin Green – the nati(...)

Spending on outdoor plants rose 51 per cent increase, while spending on herbs, fruit and vegetables hit its highest level since measurement began 20 years ago. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Spending on gardening hit a record high last year in a consumer trend linked to the Covid-19 lockdown. Irish consumers spent €1.2 billion on their ga(...)

While the EPA continues to warn us on our wastefulness, Bord Bia is suggesting that since Covid, there is a greater awareness and conscientiousness among shoppers about food waste and its impact on the environment. File photograph: iStock

Almost as soon as the pandemic hit early this year, businesses, researchers, governments and individuals all over the world started trying to figure o(...)

Up to one-third of the State’s food exports could be knocked out if the EU and the UK fail to reach a deal

Ireland’s food trade with the UK is facing a triple threat from Brexit, Covid-19 and waning UK consumer confidence, Bord Bia has warned. The agency s(...)

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