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China is often touted as a land of opportunity, but it is when people talk about the food industry that the possibilities become really tantalising. F(...)

Bergerie
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Bergerie Organic€2.65 for 250m €10.60 per litreThis thick and creamy yoghurt is made with sheep’s cheese so its flavour is quite distinct from its riv(...)

The high price of infant formula and drugs have become politically sensitive issues for Beijing

Beijing’s investigation of foreign companies for alleged price fixing has extended to the pharmaceuticals industry, with the National Development and (...)

A family looks at foreign imported milk powder products at a supermarket in Beijing after China’s top economic planner decided to investigate leading foreign infant milk companies for suspected anti-trust violations. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

China’s top economic planning agency said yesterday that it would investigate some of the world’s biggest infant formula makers for possible anti-trus(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne: Treasury to review case for breaking up RBS. Photograph: Getty Images

European stocks fell. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index posted its biggest weekly decline in 13 months as Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras lost one of hi(...)

The latest food scare is affecting rice, the staple diet of southern China

China can offer one of the great cuisines of the world but a lot of people are losing their appetites following a number of food safety scandals.Conta(...)

Simon Coveney

The Irish presidency of the EU must reach agreement on about six controversial issues if it is to secure agreement on the Common Agricultural P(...)

Sales at Nestl€, the world’s largest food company, rose 4.3 per cent to 21.9 billion Swiss francs (€18 billion). Photograph: Keystone/Fabrice Coffrini

Nestlé’s first-quarter sales growth undershot rival Danone’s after some retailers in Asia cut inventories back to match poor demand, and the de(...)

Bottles of Actimel yoghurt drinks, produced by Danone SA, sit on a shelf in the chilled section of a supermarket in London. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Danone reported first-quarter sales growth that beat analysts' estimates as strong demand for baby food in emerging markets offset weak dairy s(...)

Fair brews: Coffee generally has a good fairtrade reputation, but what of our other daily household foodstuffs? Photograph: getty images
Ethical shopping on the cheap

If you throw a bunch of Fairtrade bananas in your shopping trolley, can you save the world? Sadly, being a truly ethical shopper – concerned fo(...)

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