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Silk is harvested from farmed silkworms, which is a costly and time consuming process.©iStock/volkanbys

Swedes spin silk from whey protein

By Will Chu

Whey protein has become the unlikely source for producing artificial silk as researchers have perfected a method that uses nanostructures to form this high-demand material.

Eu-Roo-pean win:Smart Organic has big plans for its offerings in Europe & beyond...

EU bank backs organic Bulgarian bar maker by a cool €2m

By Nathan Gray

Sofia-based healthy snack and ‘superfood’ producer Smart Organic has won a €2 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to aid expansion for the rising healthy snack and ‘superfood’ manufacturer.

A sharp rise in prices due to restricted supply and increased demand

Egg prices set to keep rising in EU

By Louis Gore-Langton

Egg prices in Europe have risen 16% since November last year driven up by bird flu outbreaks and rising consumer demand, say global commodities analysts at Mintec.

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