The Global Food Industry

We are a U.S. based website with a primary focus on North America. The food industry is, of course, a global industry. As we find articles and resources of interest across many continents we will post them to this “FoodIndustry Global” page

Charting the rise in UK retail food prices
A look at The Food Foundation’s online food price tracker along with an examination of some of the forces driving food inflation.

A simple explanation of the The FAO Food Price Index
The the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) publishes an index that tracks global commodity prices called the FAO Food Price Index (FFPI). The FFPI is often referenced in media reports – this links to a post that provides a simple explanation of this “index of indices”.

Is UK government policy causing labor shortages in agri-food?
UK In the UK agriculture companies and food manufacturers are increasingly relying on migrant workers to fill positions due to a shortage of skilled domestic workers. Industry reps blame the UK’s immigration system as the main catalyst for the staffing problems. This according to an article published in the Belfast Telegraph. Read the full article

As goes China so goes the world
This post explores how growth in China affects global supplies in the food industry. Click here to read the full post.


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