Oysters in France and Ireland have been stuck by the Oyster Herpes Virus (OHV), which is causing upwards of 60% mortality in farms and creating a European shortfall that has no short-term solution, experts have warned.
We live in uncertain times. I am sure I’m not alone in being concerned by recent global events that are the backdrop to other worries closer to home, such as the fragile state of our economy and the impact of swingeing public sector cuts.
Global political and environmental unrest is forcing growing numbers of food and drink importers and exporters to use currency forward contracts or ‘options’ to hedge against volatile exchange rates, according to a top foreign exchange broker.
Marks & Spencer (M&S) expects its suppliers to meet the high corporate social responsibility standards it is setting for itself as it continues on its journey to become a more sustainable business, according to its Plan A director, Richard Gillies.