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Oct
19

Kerry Group Commits €1 Million to Bring RAIN Programme to West Africa

Kerry Group has extended its partnership with Concern Worldwide through a 4-year project to improve food security and nutrition in Niger.
Oct
19

Danone growth slows in Q3 due to Morocco and China issues

For the three months ending September 30, 2018, Danone has announced consolidated sales of €6.2bn, up 1.4% on a like-for-like basis, with a 3.3% rise in value and a 1.9% decline in volume.
Oct
19

Insects lack 'culinary identity' to pierce Western markets - but sushi's success could hold lessons

It’s not the yuck factor that is holding back insects in the West but the lack of culinary identity and authenticity, argues a Dutch researcher, and a multi-stakeholder approach is needed to create this.
Oct
19

Almonds retain #1 spot in NPD across Europe for third consecutive year

Almonds have retained the number one spot for nut introductions in Europe, according to the latest Innova Market Insights data. With a 47 percent share of global almond product introductions, the region leads globally for the eleventh year running.
Oct
19

Wheat imports up 87% year-on-year this summer

Wheat imports almost doubled in July and August compared to the same period last year. The increase followed the hot, dry period at the end of the last season, which reduced yields and tightened supply.
Oct
19

Australia beef quota change ‘detrimental’ to European exports

The Cattle Council of Australia has revealed that changes to the country’s grain-fed beef EU quota would have a “significant detrimental effect” on European exports.
Oct
19

'Mad cow disease' at Aberdeenshire farm after BSE confirmed

A case of BSE - so-called mad cow disease - has been confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire.
Oct
18

'The situation is not sustainable': Is the coffee boom leaving producers behind?

Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in developed markets such as Europe, where demand is growing. But the price of coffee beans reached its lowest level in 12 years. There is broad agreement that this situation is unsustainable: but what is the solution?
Oct
18

Dole launches new brand visual

The company says it hopes to connect consumers more thoughtfully with its nature-inspired evolution
Oct
18

Global Food Security Index: Singapore claims top spot as US and UK drop to third place

The agriculture division of DowDuPont, Corteva Agriscience, and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) have released the 2018 Global Food Security Index (GFSI) findings which signal a shift toward more resilient food security measures.
Oct
18

Export breakthrough: First Dutch veal en route to China after 17-year negotiations

After more than 17 years of negotiation, the Chinese market is finally open to Dutch veal. Ekro, the subsidiary of the VanDrie Group, has become the first European veal slaughterhouse to receive approval to export veal products to China.
Oct
18

What’s Kepak feeding cattle to produce Omega 3 enriched beef?

Kepak Group is set to unveil its latest product innovation – ‘the first’ Omega 3 enriched beef – this week at the Global Food Marketplace trade fair SIAL, which will take place in France from October 21 to 25.
Oct
18

Aldi signs up to Arla Foods UK new dairy farming standards model

Dairy cooperative Arla Foods UK is launching ‘Arla UK 360’, which it claims is a new standard in UK dairy farming with an approach to benefit everyone, and Aldi has become the first supermarket to jump on board.
Oct
18

ABP trials indicate potential for beef carbon reduction

Initial results from trials on ABP’s research and development farm have indicated the potential for a 13% carbon reduction.
Oct
17

Would you eat slaughter-free meat?

There's a looming crisis over the world's growing appetite for meat. Could a chicken running around a farmyard in San Francisco hold the key to a solution?
Oct
17

Redrawing the global trade map

Market volatility and geopolitical tensions are reshaping global flows of poultry, and exporters need new strategies to adapt to this changing reality, RaboResearch, Food & Agribusiness, said in its New Global Poultry Trade Reality report.
Oct
17

Global warming 'will double the price of beer' as climate change hits barley yields

Climate change will cause "dramatic" price spikes in beer with Ireland particularly affected, new research has found. Extreme heatwaves and droughts will increasingly damage the global barley crop, meaning a common ingredient of the world's most popular alcoholic drink will become scarcer.
Oct
17

Weekly kill: Welcome rain brings some plant disruptions, but grids unchanged

It's been a long time since the subject of rainfall has warranted discussion on Beef Central’s weekly kill reports, but the past week’s precipitation earns some rare attention.
Oct
17

EU pig prices: German discounted prices are stirring the market

Last week (9 October) the European pigs-mature-for-slaughter market presented itself inconsistently: while the pigs-for-slaughter quotations appeared steady in some EU member countries, they went down in others
Oct
17

Every hour kids spend online increases chance of buying junk food by a fifth

Every hour a child spends online each day increases their chances of buying chocolate and junk food by a fifth, new research shows.
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