Members will be aware from previous member briefings (attach or give numbers) that the Plastic Packaging Tax is due to come into force from 1 April 2022. HMRC have produced a webinar and number of pieces of guidance that are accessible to members.
Following on from member briefing 2021-0147, the Countryside COP is now live.
As part of this week long event, AIC will be hosting our own event on Thursday 14th @ 1pm, entitled 'Agri-supply industry on the case to net zero'. The target audience is our stakeholders although members can also register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CuDGNakTSGi7yXXUrn4pvg
The UK and European feed industries' response to environmental concerns are set out in the AIC Roadmap - Agri-supply roadmap for a sustainable food chain; FEFAC Feed Sustainability Charter 2030; AIC respond to Government's "Due diligence on forest risk commodities' consultation.
The Crop It Like It's Hot Podcast about future policy impacts on crop nutrition. Speaking to the show’s host Alice Dyer, Jane outlined where crop nutrition can go within the context of the Clean Air Strategy, the consultation on urea and the new Sustainable Farming Incentive in England.
The AIC has responded to Defra’s consultation on ‘regulation of genetic technologies’ in England. The consultation focussed on a future Government approach to gene-editing in England, and the regulation of gene edited (GE) organisms possessing genetic changes which could have been introduced by traditional breeding. It also asked for views on the wider regulatory framework governing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
The UK government, a signatory to the New York Declaration on Forests and the Amsterdam Declarations, is strongly committed to supporting a transition to sustainable supply chains for agricultural commodities which are currently associated with deforestation in developing countries.
The FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines (SSG), which have been under review for the last 12 months, have been developed in line with one of the ambitions of FEFAC’s Feed Sustainability Charter 2030 for continuous improvement in responsible soy sourcing.
The FEFAC Feed Sustainability Charter 2030 Charter is the European feed industry response to the EU Green Deal Objectives affecting EU feed and livestock production. The Charter contains concrete feed sector actions at EU and national level featuring animal nutrition solutions that can help increase the sustainability of livestock farming operations.