With memories of peak prices in 2007-8 still vivid, manufacturers must keep a close watch on commodity markets. Sudden shifts can have a massive, overnight impact on costs - and worsen food insecurity in developing countries.
Online food retailer Approved Food has backed Asda in its decision to shun ‘Black Friday’, which it warned could add to the UK’s food waste problem.
The supermarket price war has hit small food manufacturers hardest, squeezing profit margins by more than a third, according to law firm EMW.
Over 30 trade-association led campaigns promoting everything from olive oil to fresh meat have been named the recipients of the latest round of EU funding for agri-food products.
UK palm oil imports were 72% sustainable in 2014 – up from 55% in 2013, according to an annual progress report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
The United Nations (UN) is promoting the nutritional benefits of pulses through a year-long initiative.
An online marketing company has analyzed scans of vintage bars to discover if the most popular chocolates in the Western World have been shrinking.
The EU misspent €6.3bn in 2014 overall, according to a report from the European Court of Auditors that called for change.
Major food commodity prices rose in October, spurred by weather-driven concerns about sugar and palm oil supplies, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
Barry Callebaut lowers its growth outlook and predicts a challenging year ahead as high cocoa prices and high finance requirements hit 2014/2015 profits - despite solid sales growth.
The EU sugar reform will harm public health by flooding the market with cheap sugar and tempting manufacturers to reformulate – an agricultural policy that takes into account public health is needed,...
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DuPont has announced it will raise the price of locust bean gum following a poor carob harvest in the Mediterranean basin this year and critically low stocks.
Record numbers of British businesses are taking free advice from the government's investment body - meaning exports have reached over one billion euros in the past two years.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said insect pathogens potentially harmful to humans are most likely to come from rearing and processing not intrinsically associated with the insect itself...
Commodity prices are low and steadily falling according to the FAO – but this boon to food security comes at a cost to farmers and threatens to create a sluggish,...
The European Commission (EC) is working on measures to combat low retail milk prices across Europe, IDF World Dairy Summit attendees heard.
The British government has no plans to tax sugary drinks, despite an online petition receiving more than the 100,000 signatures required to spark a parliamentary debate on the issue.
Concerns are mounting within China’s sweeteners industry over the risk of Chinese sucralose becoming a target for an anti-dumping investigation by the US or EU, according to industry sources.
Extreme weather conditions and a weak euro have pushed the price of some fruit concentrates up by 400% - putting the juice industry in 'grave danger', says French juice association.
International food commodity prices saw the sharpest fall in nearly seven years as the FAO index plummeted by 5.2% in August.
Tate & Lyle will raise the price of corn-based food ingredients by up to 20% following a European heatwave which has lowered yields.
High pressure processing (HPP) will be the most commercially important food processing technology for European industry in the next ten years, according to new data.
Norwegian strategies to up organic consumption are failing, say researchers.
Sustainability isn't one size fits all. Some consumers buy sustainable products while others curb consumption of less sustainable foods, say researchers.