Will President Donald Trump’s migration policy have an impact on American wine? Yes, say Californian producers who are worried about labor shortages while also facing competition from the cannabis industry. (Article in French)
Today, fifteen farmers participated in an inspection of food labels in a supermarket on Rue de la Boétie in Paris. (Article in French)
Salmonella steaks? Carcinogenic chemicals? Lying labels? Brazil, the world’s biggest beef and poultry exporter, has been hit by stomach-churning allegations of corrupt practices in its meat industry. Police have halted exports by 21 meat processers suspected of bribing inspectors to issue them bogus health certificates…
The sharp decline in global cocoa prices is worrying the French fair trade industry, who is concerned about the future for small producers and the risks of serious social tensions that could be produced in Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer. (Article in French)
France banned GMO crops in 2008, and yet it still imports loads of genetically modified soy to feed its chickens, cows, and pigs…animal products that end up in the plates of consumers. (Article in French)
Vegetable lovers across Europe have been making hard choices this winter after storms battered fields in southeast Spain, the continent’s main fruit and vegetable patch. Courgette prices are soaring, but shoppers are also thinking twice before shelling out for pricier tomatoes, peppers and aubergines.
The FAO food price index rose sharply in January, driven by sugar and grains, despite the steady supply by global markets, the FAO reported Thursday. (Article in French)
On Wednesday, French egg producers asked the heads of major retailers, who have announced an end to sales of eggs from chickens raised in battery cages, for investment assistance so that they may adapt to this decision. (Article in French)
US authorities have lifted an embargo on French beef imports after 19 years, the French agriculture ministry said Friday. France is the fourth EU country to have its beef re-admitted to the US market after a 1998 ban.
US fast-food giant McDonald’s will sell a controlling stake in its China and Hong Kong business for up to $2.08 billion to a consortium including state-owned Citic and the Carlyle Group, it was announced Monday.