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Protesters wearing yellow vests, the symbol of a French drivers’ protest against higher diesel prices, occupy a roundabout in Cissac-Medoc, France on Wednesday. The slogan in pink reads “Urgent, purchase power, dignity for all.” (Photo: Reuters/Regis Duvignau)

France delays food price rise for farmers after protests

Paris | Reuters — France, reeling from violent protests over the cost of living, said Wednesday it will delay a planned rise in minimum food prices, incurring the wrath of the main farmers group which urged street action next week. A powerful constituency in French politics, farmers have long complained of being hit by a […] Read more


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New Whole Foods chain 365 faces tough mission

Los Angeles | Reuters — Whole Foods Market’s 365 grocery chain offers lower prices and more technology than the company’s namesake supermarkets, but experts say the fledgling brand must beat its many rivals without hijacking customers from its parent. 365, which debuted on Wednesday with a bright and airy store in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake […] Read more

Getting ready to deal with consumers’ expectations of the food system

New research shows the public expects farmers, food companies, 
grocery chains, and restaurants to work as partners

Reading Time: 3 minutes Siddhartha Gautama, the Indian fellow who we in the western world refer to as Buddha, once said: “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” And in this he was right, for when we are ready to learn or seek some form of knowledge, someone comes into our life to enlighten us. Enlightenment has […] Read more