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Europe: Survey finds mixed views on ‘organic’

Organic foods are selling better than ever before. In 2015, the sales they generated in Germany rose by about 11% compared to the previous...

Europe: FAO report raises forecasts for cereal production, stocks

The FAO Food Price Index averaged 172.6 points in October, up 0.7% for the month and 9.1% from a year earlier, with the staple...

Europe: Region reports Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak

Seven countries have reported human cases of Salmonella Enteritidis between May 1 and October 12, 2016 (112 confirmed and 148 probable). Cases have been reported...

Americas: US to drive reduced sodium foods, says Visiongain

A 2016 study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed that more than 90% of children and 89% of adults...

Asia Pacific: Fonterra’s smart tankers benefits community

A partnership between Fonterra Co-operative and New Zealand's Southland District Council to improve management of the roading network has won them an award at...

Middle East: South Sudan faces food insecurity, UN agencies warn

Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan - well over one-third of the population - will be facing severe food shortages over the...

Americas: FDA to overhaul nutrition facts label

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced plans to overhaul the Nutrition Facts label on the back of packaged foods. The announcement...

Europe: Fresh applications from food waste

A third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted in the supply chain, says the FAO (United Nations). With food companies and...

Asia Pacific: Cornell receives US$4.8M to develop GE eggplant in region

To strengthen capacity to develop and disseminate genetically engineered (GE) eggplant in Bangladesh and the Philippines, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has...

Americas: Partners spend US$35M on healthier school meals

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Football League (NFL), Fuel Up offer US$35 million in grants to help schools upgrade their kitchen equipment...

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