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    1. November 26, 2014

      Fonterra learns from a corporate health scare in China

      Theo Spierings was in Europe when he first learnt of a health scare in China related to his company’s milk products last...

    2. November 20, 2014

      Food supply: Uncharted waters

      Under drizzly skies on the west coast of Norway, Thor Halvor Nygaard surveys the fish in the pens floating in the country’s...

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    1. The Future of the Food Industry

      The global population is expected to increase by 2bn people by 2050. The prospect of f...
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    1. November 20, 2014

      Fat places $2tn burden on world economy, says McKinsey report

      Fat is becoming a weighty economic issue. Almost a third of the world’s population is overweight or obese, levying an...

    2. November 3, 2014

      Irish beef set to overcome ‘mad cow’ bans

      Ireland may soon become the first European nation to recover access to all major markets for its beef – 15 years after an...

    3. October 8, 2014

      China food scandal hits Yum Brand sales

      The food safety scandal that has hit fast-food chains in China and Japan has dented third-quarter sales at Yum Brands,...

    4. October 7, 2014

      McDonald’s Japan warns of loss after food safety scandal

      With sales crushed by a recent food safety scandal, McDonald’s Japan warned it expected to report an annual net loss of...

    5. August 27, 2014

      China acts over poisoned dog meat and chicken feet

      Dog meat and chicken feet are the latest delicacies hit by gruesome food scandals in China, where the government has...

    6. August 26, 2014

      KKR cooks up $400m investment in Chinese chicken producer

      KKR is investing $400m into China’s largest chicken producer in the latest example of the buyout group’s tactic of pursuing...

    7. August 22, 2014

      Fast food faces indigestion in China amid rapid expansion

      One month after the expired-meat scandal that dented the sales and reputation of western fast food in China, office worker...

    8. July 29, 2014

      Food industry boosts lobbying on product labelling

      The food industry has beefed up its lobbying efforts in 2014 as it seeks to beat back bills mandating the labelling of food...

    9. July 25, 2014

      Rapid China expansion comes back to bite western food chains

      Fast food scare in China The footage is grainy and dull, the hidden camera jerky, but the image of the light pink meat...

    10. July 23, 2014

      China detains five in meat probe

      Chinese authorities have detained five employees of a US-owned company accused of relabelling expired meat amid allegations...

    11. July 22, 2014

      Foreign fast-food chains face China disruption

      Foreign fast-food chains in China could see their supply chains disrupted as authorities step up checks on a key meat...

    12. May 22, 2014

      Tesco to ban sweet temptations at tills

      Tesco has become the first of the “big four” supermarket chains to ban sweets and chocolates from checkouts in all of its...

    13. May 18, 2014

      Ready meals contain more sugar than a chocolate bar, says Which?

      Pressure for the government to step up regulation on the food industry has mounted after a leading consumer group lambasted...

    14. May 8, 2014

      Meat industry rounds on halal ‘mischief making’

      The British meat industry and religious leaders have expressed surprise at a wave of criticism of halal slaughter, pointing...

    15. May 8, 2014

      Retailers respond to Muslims’ increased spending power

      Hunger drove Shazia Saleem’s business idea. As a child queueing for school meals, she yearned to eat the cottage pies and...

    16. March 14, 2014

      Europe blocking approval of GM crops, says report

      Commercial growing of genetically modified crops should be approved by national governments rather than by the EU, the prime...

    17. March 7, 2014

      Studies confuse public debate on healthy eating, say experts

      Nutritional experts are reeling from what they say is an unprecedented number of confusing studies and statements about diet...

    18. February 26, 2014

      Monsanto at centre of intensifying debate on food

      Satan or saviour, sinner or saint? There are few companies that polarise opinion more than Monsanto, the US genetically...

    19. February 25, 2014

      Indian-Saudi JV to build rice distribution hub in Dubai

      A new Indian-Saudi joint venture is building a rice distribution hub in Dubai to link Indian production to consumers in the...

    20. February 5, 2014

      Sugar debate turns sour for food groups

      Campaign against sugar Sugar in fizzy drinks and food came under fresh attack from scientists on both sides of the Atlantic...

    21. February 3, 2014

      Yum Brands shakes off bird flu fears

      Yum Brands struck a bullish tone for 2014 even after the fast food group reported a 5 per cent drop in fourth-quarter...

    22. January 27, 2014

      UK supermarkets aim to burnish image on promoting health

      They have been blamed for contributing to the UK’s growing obesity problem but supermarkets are falling over one another to...

    23. January 24, 2014

      Purple tomato juice from Canadian GM crop heads for trial in UK

      Two thousand litres of purple tomato juice, pressed from genetically modified fruit grown in Canada, are heading for Britain...

    24. January 14, 2014

      Horsemeat scandal weighs on UK ready meal sales

      UK sales of ready meals are still suffering one year after horsemeat was found being sold as beef. But the horsemeat scandal...

    25. January 2, 2014

      Walmart recalls donkey meat in China

      Europeans who still harbour concerns about the horsey flavour of their hamburgers should spare a thought for Walmart...

    26. December 12, 2013

      UK food industry ‘vulnerable’ to criminal infiltration

      Britain’s £188bn food and drink industry is vulnerable to criminals looking for “huge profits” because of “a worrying lack...

    27. November 26, 2013

      Greencore lifts profits as takeaway food offsets ready meal slump

      Greencore, the food manufacturer, shrugged off the slump in the ready meals market prompted by the horsemeat scandal to...

    28. November 20, 2013

      Biotech advances fail to convince GM’s critics

      Genetically modified crops are spreading – and so is the controversy surrounding them. Farmers are generally, though not...

    29. September 25, 2013

      New Zealand suspends apple exports to China after fungus scare

      WELLINGTON, September 25 – New Zealand has suspended apple exports to China after the discovery of a fungus that causes...

    30. August 5, 2013

      Laboratory-grown burger keeps meat on world’s menu

      The pioneering lab-grown burger, cooked in public for the first time in London on Monday, received a cautious welcome from...

    31. August 5, 2013

      Dairy in China: milking it

      China is a land of opportunity – and a minefield of risks. That was all too clear again at the weekend when Chinese health...

    32. August 5, 2013

      Fonterra chief executive apologises to China consumers

      The chief executive of Fonterra has apologised to Chinese consumers for a food safety scare that threatens to damage the...

    33. August 4, 2013

      Fonterra dairy recall shakes China consumer confidence

      China has ordered the recall of potentially contaminated milk imported from New Zealand after Fonterra, the world’s largest...

    34. August 3, 2013

      China recall after Fonterra finds bacteria in milk products

      WELLINGTON, August 3 – New Zealand’s Fonterra, the world’s largest dairy exporter, on Saturday said it had found that an...

    35. July 17, 2013

      Monsanto to drop applications to grow GM crops in EU

      Monsanto, the US agribusiness, will withdraw applications to grow genetically modified crops in the EU in an acknowledgment...

    36. June 20, 2013

      Lib Dems attack Owen Paterson as ‘cheerleading for GM industry’

      Owen Paterson’s rallying call in favour of GM crops prompted a backlash from Liberal Democrats, who urged the environment...

    37. June 13, 2013

      Dairy producers flock to cater for China’s babies

      Rationing in Europe. Trafficking probes in the Netherlands and New Zealand. Two-year prison terms for smugglers in Hong...

    38. June 13, 2013

      Tears and tantrums as China’s baby milk supplies dwindle

      Parents across the world are feeling the effects of China’s surge in demand for milk formula as stores impose limits on the...

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