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US FTC ‘to sue over Kroger-Albertsons deal’

The US Federal Trade Commission and several states are reportedly set to sue next week to stop retail giants Kroger…

Strikes continue at Aviko as workers call for improved wages

Strikes are set to continue at two of Aviko's potato processing plants in the Netherlands, as workers demand better pay.…

EU pesticide bans: what are the impacts and are they necessary?

As farmer anger continues to rage across the European continent, the question of pesticides has been thrust into the limelight.…

Big Food’s stake in the future – in-house venture-capital funds’ investments

For Big Food companies looking to gain exposure to new, exciting, potentially faster-growing categories, M&A remains a popular route. But…

Indoor farming business Hippo Harvest raises $21m to drive growth

US-based Hippo Harvest, an indoor farming start-up has announced that it closed its latest funding round with $21m of commitments.…

Wide Open Agriculture considers selling Dirty Clean Food

Australia-based agri-food company Wide Open Agriculture has confirmed that it is considering selling its Dirty Clean Food brand to drive…

Aviko workers to strike at Netherlands potato plant

Workers at one of Dutch potato products group Aviko’s domestic facilities are to down tools for 48 hours in a…

EU criticised for methane target concession to farmers

The EU has been chastised for including concessions for the agri-food industry in its newly-released emissions reduction target. The European…

EU moves to scrap pesticides reduction rule in bow to farmers

A proposed EU rule to cut the use of pesticides in agriculture is set to be scrapped in the wake…

EU approves marketing standard rules in “breakfast directives”

The EU has agreed upon new marketing standards for honey, fruit juices, jams and milk to “ensure their free movement…

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