Italy's Agriculture Minister, Lollobrigida, Takes Strong Stance on Agricultural Policies and Lactalis' Dominant Position
Italy's Minister of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty, and Forestry, Francesco Lollobrigida, emphasized the pivotal role of agriculture in the country's history and called for a return to the sector's prominence during a recent event at Terme di Saturnia.
Fonterra Raises Forecast for Organic Milk Prices Amidst Strong Customer Demand
Fonterra, a leading dairy cooperative, has revised its forecast for organic milk prices due to sustained growth in customer demand, particularly from the United States and the United Kingdom. The forecast for organic milk prices has been raised from $9.55/kg milk solids to $9.85/kg MS, expanding the revised range to $9.35-$10.35/kg MS, up from $9.05-$10.05/kg MS.
Farmers Across Europe Unite in Protests Against Low Prices and Imports
Farmers across Europe continued their protests on Monday, taking various forms of action to draw attention to their demands for fair revenue, addressing low food prices, and countering what they perceive as unfair competition from cheap imports. The protests involved border blockades, clashes with police in Brussels, and gatherings in Madrid.
United Kingdom (UK) 27.02.2024
Dairy Aisle Shake-Up: Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Sainsbury’s, and Morrisons Face Potential Impact from New Plant-Based Food Rules
In an attempt to prevent consumer confusion between plant-based alternatives and traditional dairy products, new rules may soon prompt changes in the dairy aisles of major UK supermarkets, including Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Aldi, and Lidl. Trading standards officers could issue guidelines, potentially banning terms such as “mlk,” “cheeze,” and “not milk” on labels, impacting products like 'I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter' and Alpro’s 'This Is Not Mlk'.
Precision Fermentation Alliance and Food Fermentation Europe Finalize a Refined Definition of Precision Fermentation
The Precision Fermentation Alliance (PFA) and FFA (Food Fermentation Europe) announced a refined definition of Precision Fermentation. This collaborative effort aims to provide clarity on the unique characteristics of precision fermentation and its differentiation from other food production technologies.
FrieslandCampina Elevates Guaranteed Price for Organic Farm Milk in March 2024 to 58.00 Euros
In a positive development for organic dairy farmers, FrieslandCampina has announced a noteworthy increase of 2.50 euros in the guaranteed price for organic farm milk in March, reaching 58.00 euros per 100 kilograms compared to the previous month.
Kyrgyzstan Achieves 6.4% Reduction in Dairy Imports for 2023
Kyrgyzstan has successfully slashed its dairy product imports by 6.4% in 2023, as reported by the National Statistical Committee.
Oatly Settles Greenwashing Lawsuit for $9.25M Over Alleged Environmental Claims
Swedish oat drink company Oatly has reached a $9.25 million settlement in response to allegations of greenwashing. The lawsuit, initiated by investor Kai Jochims in July 2021, accused Oatly of artificially inflating its share prices through overstated product demand and environmental credentials. The settlement, awaiting final court approval, follows a mediation session held in October.
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