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Dec
16

Nestle selling US ice cream business for €3.59bn

Nestle is selling its US ice cream business that includes brands like Haagen-Dazs and Drumstick to a joint venture with private equity firm PAI Partners for $4 billion (€3.59 billion).
Dec
16

'Amazing deal' or 'capitulation'? Why the US-China trade truce may not last

Donald Trump hailed the agreement, but others think it masks a process of deglobalisation as the two superpowers struggle for hegemony
Dec
16

ASF Crisis having a major impact on the global meat market

The latest reports from Gira have indicated that the deficit in global meat supplies caused by the spread of African Swine Fever across China and other Asian countries will be impossible to fill in the short term with imports.
Dec
16

Argentina's new government raises export taxes on corn, wheat, soybeans

Argentina's new government, in a widely anticipated move, raised taxes on corn, wheat and soybean exports in order to meet the country's fiscal requirements, according to an official gazette released Saturday, but this is expected to hit farmers and export volumes.
Dec
16

UK beef production steady in November

UK beef and veal production stood at 82,800 tonnes in November, similar to year-earlier levels, according to Defra figures. 178,200 head of prime cattle were slaughtered, a decline of 2% year on year, and 8,100 lower than October’s heavy kill. Cow throughput fell by 1% to 67,600 head.
Dec
16

How the Brazilian poultry industry is adapting to changing European demands

Brazil is the biggest exporter of poultry on earth, accounting for 26% of global cross-border trade in 2017.1?? That dominant market position comes with responsibilities. With the industry producing close to 13m tonnes of poultry, employing 3.6m workers and providing food for many more people, the actions of Brazilian farmers affect the health of animals, the environment and humans.
Dec
16

Cold Move petitions to put claims on ice

Cold Move, a Dublin company that operates the country’s largest food import and export facility at Dublin port, has sought the appointment of an examiner to restructure its finances.
Dec
13

Tesco and WWF mapping environmental impact of food production

The food we eat shouldn’t cost our future, but it often does. Food production is destroying nature, decimating wildlife and accelerating the climate crisis. That’s why, in November 2018, WWF and Tesco embarked on an ambitious partnership to reduce the environmental impact of the average shopping basket by half.
Dec
13

McDonald's to launch ‘fully vegan’ meal

McDonald's is to introduce a Veggie Dippers option onto its UK menus in the new year in what’s being dubbed the fast food chain’s first ‘fully vegan’ meal.
Dec
13

Combat Food Allergens and Face Your Supply Chain with Confidence

Allergic reactions to foods can range from mere discomfort to serious injury or even death. For everyone involved in the food chain—the producers of raw ingredients through processors to the restaurant operator—contaminated food presents a potentially expensive and even business-ending threat.
Dec
13

Exercise advice on food labels could help to tackle the obesity crisis

Labelling food and drinks with how much walking or running is needed to burn them off could help tackle the obesity crisis, researchers say.
Dec
13

Untapped genetic potential means wheat yields only 60 per cent of what they could be

European wheat harvests could be increased by more than 5 tonnes a hectare according to newly published research into the crop’s untapped genetic potential.
Dec
13

Reach ‘peak meat’ by 2030 to tackle climate crisis, say scientists

They are calling for governments in all but the poorest countries to set a date for “peak meat” because animal agriculture is a significant and fast-growing source of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Dec
13

America Will Import More Sugar This Year Than It Has In 4 Decades

About half the United States' sugar normally comes from beets. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the beet harvest was down about 10% this year. The effects are now rippling through America's food industry.
Dec
12

Avian influenza confirmed in the UK

An incident of low pathogenic avian flu of the H5 strain has been confirmed at a commercial chicken farm in England, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Dec
12

Soybeans Fall On Demand Concerns, Hopes Of Record Brazilian Crop

Chicago soybean futures lost ground on Wednesday, snapping a six-session winning streak, as concerns over Chinese demand and expectations of a record Brazilian crop weighed on the market.
Dec
12

WTO Airbus ruling: Eucolait slams punitive tariffs imposed on EU dairy products by US

Eucolait, the European association of dairy trade, has condemned the imposition of punitive tariffs on EU dairy products by the US as a result of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Airbus ruling.
Dec
12

USMCA trade deal progress made

The deal between the United States of America, Mexico and Canada (USMCA) has made further progress following agreement by the three nations.
Dec
12

Australia to introduce ASF prevention measures

In an effort to keep African Swine Fever (ASF) from its shores, the Australian government has pledged $66m towards a series of bio-security measures.
Dec
12

Coca-Cola European Partners invests millions at Edmonton

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is opening a new £20m line at its Edmonton factory in North London as part of a wider £150m investment in its UK operations this year.
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