The falling cost of milk has created a furore in Britain, as dairy farmers there and in Western Europe have been hit by something of a perfect storm. Anyone with a heart should have sympathy for people whose livelihoods are being threatened by forces beyond their control. But why the obsession with Britain’s dairy farmers – and what, if anything, should we do about it? Rob Lyons on spikedonline.com argues that dairy farming is a hardnosed business, not a rural idyll.
Food companies need to embrace the shift in consumer consumption and shopping trends, says Stan McCarthy, CEO of Kerry Group. That means incorporating preferences from a demographic perspective, understanding the way pace of life affects food decision making and paying more attention to what's actually in food.
A wave of Silicon Valley-style disruption is hitting the food industry. Laboratory-grown meat, vegan cheese and "animal free" milk and eggs are heading for consumers, often with backing from the tech sector and its financial allies.
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