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2008-09-03 00:00:18

By Graeme Demianyk The founder of the country's leading organic vegbox business has blamed "short-term, attention-grabbing" measures by supermarkets for a slowdown in the sector. Riverford Organic Vegetables' Guy Watson criticised multiple retailers for a mostly "meaningless" adoption of environmental measures, such as biodegradable packaging and food miles, which has distracted potential customers. Selling boxes filled with seasonal produce sourced from its own land in South Devon's...

2008-08-24 00:00:27

By Richard Robbins A Pittsburgh foundation and a Greensburg nonprofit that specializes in job creation want to make sure fresh, locally grown tomatoes go into your grocery bag. A $400,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to The Progress Council hopes to boost produce sales by connecting local farmers with local grocery stores and restaurants. David A. Kahley, Progress Council chief executive, said Friday the three-year grant will lay the groundwork for "a market-driven"...

2008-08-19 18:00:32

By Sally Williams RISING food prices and a drive to become greener could spell the end for the "weekly shop", experts warned last night. In future, families will stop stockpiling large quantities of food and instead buy small amounts of the products they need - to ensure nothing is thrown away. The little-and-often approach will become increasingly important if the forecast recession becomes a reality, consumer experts claimed. The British Chambers of Commerce this week predicted...

2008-08-19 06:00:46

By Zoran Radosavljevic Damir Rosipal, a farmer in central Croatia, is proud of his organic tomatoes and says they taste infinitely better than the perfect-looking produce from the European Union. "My tomatoes grow from the soil, with no additives," he said as workers labored in the fields under a scorching sun. "Those from the EU are picture-perfect, as if made by Michelangelo. But mine are better and tastier and you can eat them as they come, no chemicals." Rosipal said he hoped that his...

2008-08-18 03:00:18

By Jacklet, Ben THIRTY YEARS AGO, Brian Rohter and his colleagues in the organic food business were widely considered a fringe group. "Now you can buy organic food everywhere," says Rohter, CEO of privately held, Portland-based New Seasons Market. "Some people who have been in organics a long time complain about that, but the way I look at it, hey, we won. It's a victory." Few business leaders are claiming victory in today's economy, but Rohter has reason to be confident. New Seasons...

2008-08-18 00:00:00

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d29d59/indonesia_food_and) has announced the addition of the "Indonesia Food and Drink Report Q3 2008" report to their offering. Our Indonesia Food Drink Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Indonesia's food and drink industry. Spiralling food prices - a strong theme throughout this report last quarter - were expected to make themselves known in the first quarter financial results...

2008-08-12 09:01:14

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/b4bfdb/russia_food_and_dr) has announced the addition of the "Russia Food and Drink Report Q3 2008" report to their offering. Multinationals have continued to seek and execute bold acquisitions in the Russian food, drink and mass grocery retail (MGR) markets, capped off by PepsiCo's US$1.4bn takeover of the juice business of Lebedyansky in March. Large local players are doing well too, with MGR giant X-5 Retail completing a...

2008-08-11 21:00:00

By George Pyle So what do we feel like for dinner tonight? Italian? Chinese? Mexican? Maybe French? How about eating Buffalo? No, not buffalo, as in the North American bison, once a symbol of the American West, free-range relative to the cow. But Buffalo, as in the second-largest city in New York. Buffalo grew into the ranks of the nation's major cities as an eastbound transit point for the bumper grain crops of the Midwest. It now sits on the western end of a state with a growing...

2008-08-11 21:00:38

By George Pyle A greater number of the farms that operate in a low-intensity manner -- whether that means they go easy on the pesticides or have gone all the way to be certified as a fully organic operation -- are having both financial and emotional success dealing directly with devoted customers, and not just by packing up and driving to area farmers markets. It's called community supported agriculture, with individual farms known as CSAs. The operations sell shares in their crops, often...

2008-08-11 12:00:50

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/0a53d0/slovenia_food_and) has announced the addition of the "Slovenia Food and Drink Report Q3 2008" report to their offering. This report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Slovenia's food and drink industry. Slovenia is a small, but well-developed Central and Eastern European (CEE) food and drinks market. The industry has benefited from a number of factors, including an excellent logistics...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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