Global Food Security

Governments remain alert to the threat of food price volatility as unpredictable weather patterns have led to an increase in droughts, floods and hurricanes

Dal shock hits India as pulse prices soar

Prices overtook grains in 2015 for first time since 2010

Lobster was never the food of kings

We have artificially kept them a delicacy, now their price is falling, writes Tim Hayward

Room for profit in organic baskets

Millennials want ‘clean’ food promoted by social media stars like Hemsley sisters, says Craig Sams

El Niño phenomenon hits food prices

Largest month-on-month rises in three years, up almost 4%

GONG ZHU VILLAGE, CHINA, 28 SEPTEMBER 2003 - A Chinese woman holds a basket full of corn as she waits for a truck to collect the load at the start of the autumn harvest in Gongzhu village China's northeastern Jilin Province September 28. Jilin Province is China's premier corn producing area and the area is known as the "corn belt." In 2002, China exported 11.67 million tons of corn, ranking second in the world, after the United States. Photo by Natalie Behring-Chisholm/Bloomberg

China farmers hit by corn refiner collapse

Unpaid bills latest result of Beijing policy of propping up prices

Looming La Niña cheers commodity bulls

Weather phenomenon may hit production affecting food prices

Corner shops face new supermarket battle

Customers demand fresher food from local convenience stores

Chef Jamie Oliver is urging the government to tax sugary drinks, after prevkously campaigning for healthier school meals
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Oliver declares ‘absolute war’ on sugar

Sour note struck by doubts over transparency in own restaurants

Indians cry foul over onion price spike

Vegetable’s inflation a problem for Modi ahead of Bihar election

Global factors put pressure on UK dairy

Prices hit by Russian sanctions, China slowdown and EU quotas

Scotland’s GMO ban is misconceived

Rejecting technology that could feed the hungry smacks of anti-science, writes Anjana Ahuja

French farmers reap a harvest of strife

Traditional model struggles in an era of hard realities

Dairy drags food prices towards six-year low

Supply glut has grave implications for farmers and growers

Microbrewers caught on the hop by heatwave

Blistering heat is hitting this year’s hop harvest

From the chocolate board at Wild Honey, Mayfair
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Cocoa price rise eats into chocolate bars

Industry turns to ‘sharing bags’ to protect margins

a juicy venison steak with pepper sauce

Britons work up an appetite for venison

What was a pasty for Pepys is now in budget supermarkets

Olive oil with green olives and bread on a wooden surface

Kitchens braced for olive oil shock

Prices soar after last year’s bacteria outbreak in Italy

Tokyo falls out of top 10 costliest cities

Luanda retains top spot thanks to scarcity and currency shifts

Supermarket prices fall faster than official inflation measure

Results lead to questions over ONS methods

Culinary lives of the rich and irrelevant

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, once an anti-Michelin upstart, now speaks only to a priest caste

Pork scratchings go upmarket

New breed of entrepreneurs finds fresh outlets for pigskin nibbles

Technology helps feed a hungry world

Digital can put more supplies on the tables of the needy

William Watkins
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My First Million — William Watkins

Farmer who found money in them thar hills

Corporate traders aren’t exactly saints, either

Wheat allegations suggest corporates are no more immune to the thrill of rate-rigging than banks

Greek woes trigger meat consumption slump

But Americans eating more eggs as stigma eases

UK farmland returns more than Mayfair

Prime arable price rises outpace top-end London homes

Developing economies: Taking a load off

Morocco shows way to cut subsidies on fuel and other products, as pressure grows on states to make savings

Dairy Crest upbeat despite milk price woe

Cheese and shakes boost UK’s largest dairy producer

Grocery price war ‘crippling’ dairy farms

NFU warns number of UK dairy farmers has halved

UN’s food price index drops to a 4-year low

Meat products the only food group to register gains

Tokyo market dishes up catch of the year

Raucous tuna auction comes as Tsukiji prepares for move to new site

McDonald’s is shaken by the Shack

Millennials regard McDonald’s as unhealthy, outdated and downmarket

Shoppers find Christmas gift in price war

Good harvests also help as cost of festive dinner is trimmed

Community Shop Lambeth

Social shop to sell surplus food to poor

Community Shop works with retailers to redistribute unsold stock

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Supermarkets: Day of the discounters

No-frills grocery stores grab market share from rivals in Europe and prepare to do battle in the US

Commodity drop heralds Christmas table joy

Turkey dinner costs fall for first time in four years on weaker food prices

Food banks are a blight on modern Britain

Politicians must pay heed when the working poor cannot feed themselves

Why we are losing the obesity battle

Health issue is costly and the scientific clarity to fight it is lacking

Food supply: Uncharted waters

Consumption of farmed seafood grows amid sustainability concerns

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Commodities: Cereal excess

Global grain supplies are soaring, which will cause an eventual slowing of food price inflation