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Brussels Bulletin: World food prices ‘decline sharply’ in March

Brussels Bulletin: World food prices ‘decline sharply’ in March

By Flora Southey

Since our last Brussels Bulletin, the FAO has published its Food Price Index – indicating that world food prices took a significant hit last month. In the EU, Belgium approved the manufacture of alcohol from breweries and distilleries for disinfectants,...

Plastic packaging: Hero or villain in the coronavirus era?

Plastic packaging: Hero or villain in the coronavirus era?

By Oliver Morrison

Coronavirus has provoked the food packaging debate, with some using the crisis to hammer home the message that plastic is vital for protecting food from germs and extending its shelf life, while others stress that the pandemic highlights the fact that...

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Nestlé, Unilever respond to coronavirus pandemic

By Katy Askew

Food industry giants Nestlé and Unilever have unveiled how they are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to support their suppliers and the communities in which they operate globally.

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