Food prices

Fairtrade Foundation is building awareness of the certification scheme during Fairtrade Fortnight

Is price a barrier to ethical food sales?

By Katy Askew

Almost half of shoppers in the UK are discouraged from buying ethical food because of its price – but the Fairtrade Foundation insists fairtrade products offer “something for everybody”.

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EU food exports 'holding strong'

By Niamh Michail

EU food exports are “holding strong” with a 5.1% increase in value in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to a Commission report.

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Brexit report calls for food industry support

By Niamh Michail

The UK government must start investing in measures to support the food and farming sectors in case it fails to secure a free trade agreement with the EU, a parliamentary committee has warned.

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Youth support for organics swells

By Katy Askew

Austrian teenagers and young adults are “especially interested” in the origin of the food they consume and want organic production methods to be further adopted in the country, a new survey reveals.

Trade deals such as the impending Brexit, and NAFTA renegotiations were among the economic issues affecting dairy in 2017.

Optimism and issues - an interesting year for dairy

By Jim Cornall

Farmgate prices went up a bit in 2017, although not as much as farmers hoped, and value-added products continued to dominate companies’ strategy to get more money from raw milk.

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EU needs a comprehensive food policy, says EESC

By Niamh Michail

Europe needs a comprehensive, over-arching food policy because the current system does not lead to sustainable food systems, according to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

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Cost of Christmas dinner down 3% in UK

By Niamh Michail

Christmas dinner with all the trimmings will cost Brits 3% less this year as cheaper vegetables and salmon offset a 12% year-on-year rise in turkey, according to Mintec.

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