There's a humanitarian crisis growing in both Ukraine and Russia. Pic: GettyImages/Nastco

The cost of war on the food front

By Gill Hyslop

The list of companies shutting operations in Russia grows daily, however, dozens remain to help out with a different, but no less severe, humanitarian crisis.

In fine fettle: But, elsewhere, parched soils have already capped cereal yields and could boost prices.

Drought set to boost European cereal and sugar prices

By Mike Stones

Prolonged drought in northern Europe has already capped yields of cereals and sugar beet and, without significant rainfall over the next two months, could significantly boost prices, warn analysts.

Innovation in dry food packaging

Special Edition: Dry Food Packaging

Innovation in dry food packaging

By Helen Glaberson

A flour product adapted especially for its resealable plastic flour pouch and a vacuum packed chocolate bar are two products that stand out above the raft of new dry food launches, according to Mintel’s Global New Products Database (GNPD).

Low carb dip hits MGPI sales

Low carb dip hits MGPI sales

A drop in the order book for low carb ingredients will impact sales
in the first quarter of 2005 for wheat protein and starch supplier
MGP Ingredients that has up to now enjoyed soaring revenues on the
back of the fad US diet, that...