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Manufacturers dismiss Italy's 'wheat war'

By Niamh Michail

Low prices and cheap imports are hitting Italian wheat producers who are declaring 'a wheat war' while MEPs are calling for the Commission to act. But Italy simply cannot produce enough wheat to meet national demands, say manufacturers.

The protectionist law covers minimum shelf space for local food, country of origin labelling for meat and payment terms between retailers and producers. Photo: iStock

Romania to require supermarkets to sell 51% local food

By Niamh Michail

Romania is set to pass a law requiring supermarkets to sell a minimum of 51% local food, including dairy, bakery and meat products - but will the protectionist law get past the European Commission?

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