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Palm oil boosts world food prices: FAO

By Niamh Michail

World food prices rose slightly last month driven by higher vegetable oils prices, and palm oil in particular, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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Meurens Natural opens €15m factory

By Niamh Michail

Belgian cereal and fruit syrup manufacturer Meurens Natural has doubled its production capacity with a €15 million factory.

Traces of ancient cereals like wheat, barley and rye have been found in a wooden 'lunch box' abandoned on the Swiss Alps 4,000 years ago. Pic: ©Deposit Photos/lakov

Cereal breakthrough

Prehistoric grains identified in Swiss Alps lunch box

By Gill Hyslop

Scientists have discovered a 4,000-year-old ‘lunch box’ – obviously lost by a plucky primitive traveler crossing the Swiss mountains – contains microscopic traces of ancient wheat and rye.

Prices for all major commodities in the FAO's basket of goods.rose last month apart from grain. © iStock/Peshkov

World food prices hit 15-month high: FAO

By Niamh Michail

Food prices for all global commodities rose in the past month apart from cereals, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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

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

By Vince Bamford

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 & Deli Show and the National Convenience Show. Here...

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Codex backs work on international standard for quinoa

By Joseph James Whitworth

Bolivia and the US have been given the go ahead to work on an international standard for quinoa by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC).

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