Food prices

Organic food enjoys high levels of youth support ©iStock

Youth support for organics swells

By Katy Askew

Austrian teenagers and young adults are “especially interested” in the origin of the food they consume and want organic production methods to be further adopted in the country, a new survey reveals.

Trade deals such as the impending Brexit, and NAFTA renegotiations were among the economic issues affecting dairy in 2017.

Optimism and issues - an interesting year for dairy

By Jim Cornall

Farmgate prices went up a bit in 2017, although not as much as farmers hoped, and value-added products continued to dominate companies’ strategy to get more money from raw milk.

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EU needs a comprehensive food policy, says EESC

By Niamh Michail

Europe needs a comprehensive, over-arching food policy because the current system does not lead to sustainable food systems, according to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

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Cost of Christmas dinner down 3% in UK

By Niamh Michail

Christmas dinner with all the trimmings will cost Brits 3% less this year as cheaper vegetables and salmon offset a 12% year-on-year rise in turkey, according to Mintec.

Cheese prices could rise by one third. © iStock

‘No deal’ Brexit could hike food prices by a third: BRC

By Katy Askew

The British Retail Consortium (BRC), an industry body representing UK retailers, has warned that British shoppers could pay as much as one-third more for “everyday food items” in the event of a “no deal Brexit”.

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