While the world's media is bemoaning rising food prices, the French
government is sniffing around the food industry for signs of
gleeful profiteering. If it is right, the long-term losses of the
nouveau cher will be far greater...
Cosucra Groupe Warcoing is seeking to press home the message that
pea protein can be used in place of milk protein, reflecting a
trend that has picked up speed in the ingredients sector in the
light of high dairy prices.
Vivartia is bearing the brunt of a further round of fines imposed
by Greece's competition regulator on a number of the country's
leading dairy processors and retailers for their part in alleged
European dairy giants Nestle and Vivartia are among a number of
companies facing fines imposed by the Greek competition authority
for allegedly fixing dairy prices in the country, press reports
Russian milk production remains well below the country's output
targets for 2007, ensuring continued price hikes for the product on
the back of increasing global demand, according to the US
Department of Agriculture.
While conventional dairy processors continue to fret over
increasing prices for milk powder and other ingredients, a leading
US organic group believes that current conditions in the
commodities market will continue to boost industry...
Last week saw a string of communications about food price rises:
first warnings were aired about wheat, then meat, then dairy. It's
a vertiginous view from the heights of the commodity markets, and
it's clearer than ever...