European industry association FoodDrinkEurope has called for an ambitious global climate deal to help justify investment in low carbon technologies, it said in a report released at Expo Milano last week.
Government must lead the genetically modified (GM) food debate and take a more co-ordinated approach to food security, with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) at the vanguard.
With all the threats facing food and beverage production -- from
contamination in the food chain, to rising input prices --
there appears to be one menace that towers above the rest, namely
Hot weather, the rising cost of raw materials and a poor potato
harvest have contributed to a downturn in the German snack market –
threatening profits for producers balancing mounting costs with
Better communication between retailers and their suppliers about
the long-term weather forecast will help ensure that supermarket
shelves are well stocked with the appropriate products - and help
farmers prepare for extreme weather...