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Past is present

Past is present

By Rick Pendrous

If there is part of its name that sums up what the Provision Trade Federation (PTF) stands for it is the word 'trade'. However, reading through Providing for Britain: a new book published to celebrate the PTF's 125th birthday, you'd...

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World View: this week’s global food news

By Mike Stones

China’s booming food and drink sector, the prospects for frozen bakery in Eastern Europe and the vast potential of the US dairy products sector feature in this first global news roundup selected from FoodManufacture.co.uk’s sister online publications...

Making it pay

Making it pay

Foodex 2012, the UK show for food and drink processing, packaging and logistics will take place at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC) from March 25 to 27.

Unilever unions to ballot on pensions

Unilever unions to ballot on pensions

By Rick Pendrous

Unilever workers in the UK took their dispute over the food giant's decision to close its final salary pension scheme to the company's headquarters in Rotterdam last month.

Irish food exports rely on government support for the domestic market

Irish government support for food exports 'vital'

By Mike Stones

The Irish government’s role in maintaining a healthy domestic market is vital to growing the country’s food and drink exports, according to Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDIE).

Friesland Campina's Sarah Staley said the number of GOS-related new products soared from an estimated 100 in 2005 to 1,300 last year

Asia-Pacific drives big growth in GOS prebiotics

By Rod Addy

Rapid growth in prebiotic galactooligosaccharides (GOS) has been driven by the expanding middle class in the Asia-Pacific region, according to Sarah Staley, vice president, business development at Friesland Campina

Gates said that the contribution of research and development to increased productivity in agriculture had been neglected in recent years.

Bill Gates and CPA urge support for GM techniques

By Dan Colombini and Mike Stones

Unlikely allies billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates and the Crop Protection Association Society (CPA) have both called for more research into high-tech food production systems, including Genetic Modification techniques, as a way to tackle food poverty.

The balance of power in global farm production will gradually shift east

Food production power to shift east

By Mike Stones

The EU could lose out as the power in global agricultural production increasingly shifts east, according to a new report from the SAC’s (Scottish Agricultural Centre's) Rural Policy Centre. In the second of our two-part series, we examine the growing...

Meat consumption is predicted to soar by more than 70% in the next 39 years

Meat and dairy consumption to soar, predicts FAO

By Mike Stones

Meat consumption is predicted to rise by nearly 73% and demand for dairy products by 58% in the years up to 2050, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).