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Denmark chews over carbon tax on foods

Denmark is considering a carbon tax on foods following research that suggests consumers need to be pushed rather than nudged towards ethical diets.

Top 10 EU dairy exporters revealed in European Milk Market Observatory 2015 data

Which European country exported the most cheese in 2015? Which trading partner outside of the EU bought the most whey powder?The European Milk Market Observatory (EMMO) has published data on...

Do we need a better global approach on whole grains?

The lack of a harmonised message on whole grain intake in many countries may be leading to confusion and creating barriers for industry, warn researchers.

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European market lagging behind US and Brazil in coconut beverage consumption and growth

Ready-to-drink (RTD) coconut beverages have rapidly gained popularity with consumers in recent years, with sales of packaged coconut water now estimated to be worth more than $1bn worldwide.

Premium chocolate brand Elizabeth Shaw sold to Colian Holding SA

British chocolate brand Elizabeth Shaw has been acquired by Polish confectionery producer and distributor Colian Holding SA.

Foodex 2016

Manufacturing spending ‘hit by EU referendum uncertainty’

Many manufacturing business leaders are delaying investment until after the EU referendum on June 23, according to TV business broadcaster Steph McGovern.

UK businesses ‘stable’ but skills shortage fears growing

Business conditions for UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) stabilised over the past quarter but the looming skills shortage is still cause for concern, warned the latest Confederation of...

TTIP – a nail in the coffin for EU food producers?

The big winners of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal will be the corporate food giants and US factory farms with European producers set to lose the most, according...

Kerry Group reports growth in business volumes

Kerry Group has posted a 2.9% growth in business volumes, driven by its Taste & nutrition and Consumer food divisions in first quarter results, thanks partly to its children’s snack product...

Monsanto slams EU attempt to block GM crops in Africa as 'neo-colonialism'

The European Parliament’s Committee on Development has urged G8 member states “not to support GMO [genetically modified] crops in Africa” as part of its critical resolution on the New Alliance for...

Danish fat tax had a ‘small but positive impact’ on the nation’s health

Denmark’s short-lived tax on saturated fat had a small but positive impact on the nation’s health, cutting consumption of total fat and boosting vegetable and fibre intake – although it also...

Rich list

Food and drink industry Rich List – in pictures

Business leaders from Associated British Food, Heineken, Morrisons, Sainsbury and 2 Sisters all earned a place on The Sunday Times Rich List 2016.

3D Food Printing Conference 2016

byFlow to create ‘art on a plate’ desserts as it prepares for world tour

Dutch 3D printer manufacturer byFlow has created a portable 3D printer that prints desserts.

Irish delegation promoting dairy in Iran

Bord Bia; the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; and 17 Irish food companies are visiting Iran on a trade mission - the first from Ireland since international sanctions...

London traffic hard to swallow for food delivery firms

Food and drink manufacturers will face “significant challenges” in making deliveries in the capital due to a “creaking” transport infrastructure, a new report has warned.

Problem with pectin? Soy-polysaccharides could be the solution

Premium Ingredients has developed new stabilisers for acidified dairy drinks that it says will alleviate some of the strain created by rising prices and dwindling availability of pectin.

Zero deforestation and meat-rich diets – possible but very tricky

Fear not – nine billion people can be fed by 2050 without further deforestation. The claim comes from researchers at the Global Institute of Social Ecology in Vienna, Austria.

Foodex 2016

Food leaders should ‘grow a pair’ over EU promotion

Food and drink manufacturing leaders and other business executives who support EU membership have been urged to promote the benefits of membership far more actively, in hard-hitting comments from Food...

Middle East & Africa beat 'lacklustre' Europe for fresh food sales in 2015: Euromonitor

The Middle East and Africa were the most dynamic markets for fresh food sales in 2015 as the Russian embargo hit Eastern European markets and Western consumers opted for convenience....

News in brief

NFU won’t campaign, but opposes Brexit

The UK’s National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has said that after evaluating of the agricultural merits of the case, it is in favor of staying in the European Union (EU).

Danone Q1 results in line with expectations

Danone has issued its Q1 2016 results, showing sales of fresh dairy products down compared to the previous first quarter of 2015.

No new legislation needed on ‘growing up milks’, says long-awaited Commission report

There is no need for new legislation specific to so-called ’growing up’ milks, the European Commission has said in a report rebuked by industry and NGOs alike.

EU referendum

Quitting EU ‘disastrous’ for food and drink exporters

A vote to leave the EU in the June 23 referendum could spell disaster for UK food and drink exporters, warns new research from insolvency firm Begbies Traynor.

Food & Drink Expo: Preview of new products on show in UK

More than 1,200 exhibitors will gather in Birmingham, UK, next week across four events hosted by William Reed, owner of BakeryandSnacks.com: Foodex , Food & Drink Expo incorporating the Farm Shop &...

Modern drives boost food plant efficiency

Over the past two decades, there have been dramatic changes in the functionality and capabilities of motor drives. Their increased performance has transformed machine design.

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