All news articles for November 2012

The World Bank warned that high food prices might become the new norm

World Bank warns of a ‘new norm’ of high food prices

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

High and volatile food prices are on track to become the ‘new normal’, according to the World Bank, which has urged action to support sustainable agriculture, nutrition programmes and safety nets.

The md of Premier Foods’ bakery division, Iwan Williams, has resigned 'to persue other interests'

Premier Foods’ Hovis boss quits after a year

By Mike Stones

The md of Premier Foods’ bakery division, Iwan Williams, has resigned from his position, the week after the firm revealed plans to close two bakeries in Birmingham and London with the loss of 900 jobs.

The company says it aims to strengthen its position in Benelux

Royal Wessanen to cut 300 jobs

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Netherlands-based food company Royal Wessanen has said it will cut about 300 jobs in Europe as part of a cost reduction and restructuring programme, as it aims to adapt to the continued weak economy.

EU rejects Séralini study linking GM maize and cancer

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a final rejection of the French study linking genetically modified (GM) maize and Roundup herbicide with increased cancer risk, saying it had serious defects and failed to meet scientific standards.

Will iced teas sparkle in 2013? (Picture Copyright: Aria Belli/Flickr)

Hot New Beverage Concepts for 2013: Episode One

By Ben Bouckley

The CEO of beverage development and innovation company MyDrink Beverages tells BeverageDaily.com why his firm's new non-alcoholic beverage concepts for 2013 could take the market by storm...

EFSA holds meeting with NGOs on genetically modified organisms

EFSA holds meeting with NGOs on genetically modified organisms

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) held its sixth annual meeting with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) yesterday, in order to update participants about the latest scientific information in this area.

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