Ryan Pandya (left) and Perumal Gandhi of US-based company Muufri which has discovered a way to produce animal-free milk

Amid all the post-milk quota hoopla, there is one firm whose production ambition would barely stretch to a bowl of cornflakes.US start-up Muufri may b(...)

In China, Kerry Group’s  formula brand Green Love Plus retails at a hefty €43 per kilo – almost four times the Irish price. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s post-quota dairy plan, which targets a 50 per cent increase in milk production by 2020, is the most ambitious of any EU state. It’s based on(...)

Nestle products. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Nestle, the world’s biggest food maker, reported first-quarter revenue growth that exceeded analyst estimates as price increases offset weak sales of (...)

Nora Khaldi and Emmet Browne of Dublin-based bioinformatics company Nuritas.

Irish start-up Nuritas has appointed former Pfizer regional president Emmet Browne as chief executive.Mr Browne was previously the managing director o(...)

While milk prices have steadied in the first quarter of 2015, they are still some way off their peak.  Photograph: Nigel Marple/Reuters

Last year marked the end of a six-year, China-driven boom in milk prices. Beijing’s stockpiling of milk powder, Russia’s trade response to western sa(...)

French food group Danone forecast underlying sales growth of up to five percent this year despite deflation in Europe and difficulties in Russia, its top market.  Photo: Bloomberg

French food group Danone forecast underlying sales growth of up to five percent this year despite deflation in Europe and difficulties in Russia, its (...)

 Nestle, the world’s biggest food company, reported the slowest annual sales growth in five years, hit by stagnant revenue in China. Photo: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Nestle, the world’s biggest food company, reported the slowest annual sales growth in five years, hit by stagnant revenue in China, its second-largest(...)

Michele Ferrero, creator of chocolate-like spread Nutella and Italy’s richest man, has died after a long illness just two months short of his 90th birthday.

Michele Ferrero, creator of chocolate-like spread Nutella and Italy’s richest man with a fortune estimated at about $23.4 billion, has died after a lo(...)

The European Central Bank’s “quantitative easing” policy means historically low borrowing costs. (Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg)

Falls in European interest rates into negative territory could profoundly affect the workings of the financial system and there is little chance of b(...)

Michele Ferrero, the late owner of the Italian confectioner that makes Nutella and other chocolate sweets. Photograph: STR/EPA

Michele Ferrero, Italy’s richest person and owner of the Ferrero Group, maker of Nutella spread and Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs, has died aged 89(...)