Oisín, David, Áine and Susan Keogh in their field of Brussels Sprouts near Macetown, Tara, Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

We may whine about them and boil them into submission, but we are buying more Brussels sprouts than ever. Bord Bia figures show that sales of the ma(...)

President Michael D. Higgins and China’s president Xi Jinping  inspect honour guards inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

President Michael D Higgins yesterday spoke of Ireland’s past and present contributions to the globe’s intellectual life and matters of trade as the m(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food	Simon Coveney:  led a trade mission of 37 Irish companies to China.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Chinese palates tend to favour pork and mutton when it comes to choosing which meat to eat; but tastes are changing as the country gets richer, and th(...)

Fast food is the quickest growing segment of the food service industry and is projected to grow quicker than any other segments in the next three years, research from Bord Bia has found.

Fast food is the quickest growing segment of the food service industry and is projected to remain so over the next three years, Bord Bia research has (...)

Vietnam, where Bord Bia researchers visited people in their homes. Photograph: Frank Miller

Getting to know your customers is a golden rule of marketing and Bord Bia researchers have taken this to another level by living with potential consum(...)

Prof David Bell of Harvard School of Business at Bord Bia’s Pathways for Growth seminar in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish food industry must consolidate, get out of the “commodity trap” and exploit its potential for aquaculture.That was the message from Prof Dav(...)

Vietnam has opened its market to Irish pigmeat in a move which Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said would give pig producers “a vital foothold” in a key market. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Vietnam has opened its market to Irish pigmeat in a move which Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said would give pig producers “a vital foothold”(...)

Radical changes in the way younger people think about food could have a significant influence on how Irish food companies develop new products in t(...)

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Anyone who has ever studied a foreign language is familiar with the idea of a “false friend”, a word that looks identical but has a completely distinc(...)

The soup, from Kush Organic Seafarms, is made from organic rope mussels from Kenmare Bay and is one of 34 products nominated for the Prix d’Elite.

An Irish organic mussel soup has been shortlisted for an international award at the world’s largest seafood trade fair which begins today in Brussels.(...)