Older consumers need tailoring

A lack of understanding of senior food consumer needs means they, and food manufacturers are missing a golden opportunity in their golden years.

A global survey conducted by market…

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Rice politics hurt the poorest

Rice is not only an Asian staple, it has huge cultural significance that make it politically important. However, policies that strive to increase self-sufficiency can hurt the poorest…

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Are corporates sustainable enough?

Swiss food group Nestlé and American retailer Walmart have made significant efforts to meet sustainability goals, cut carbon emissions and reduce waste. However, their apparently contrasting approaches to…

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The worm finally turns

As we approach Christmas, we can at last talk about a brighter outlook for the global dairy market around the corner. Not the usual promise of “things look…

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I’m a survivor, now eat me!

Do you judge others on their appearance? Imagine if your future trips to the supermarket involved contemplating this question. This might very well be the case for Australian…

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Ag productivity lags

The US-based Global Harvest Initiative’s (GHI) 6th annual Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (2015 GAP Report®): Building Sustainable Breadbaskets has sounded a warning for the global agricultural sector. Unless productivity rates…

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Free range fracas

Free range is under fire from government agencies aiming to remove the confusion around “free range” and eggs.

In October the ACCC released an enforcement guide to “help hen…

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China: too little, too late?

History shows that authoritarian governments certainly don’t always make the best decisions, and that central planning can rarely anticipate and address the massive side effects of major policies…

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Can dairy volatility be managed?

Last month we highlighted the amplified volatility the global dairy industry has experienced in recent times.  As the current cycle runs its course, there is the predictable discussion…

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