The International Association of Plant Bakeries (AIBI) is hosting its 36th biennial Congress in Manchester with a program focused on a comprehensive view of the baking industry – now and in the future.
Bread is one of the biggest casualties of the supermarket price war, as retailers keep dropping its price to rock bottom levels in a bid to entice shoppers, according to Gordon Polson, Federation of Bakers’ (FoB’s) director.
UK barley shows low nitrogen levels but wheat quality remains a concern, crop damage has hit UK winter oilseed rape, Bill & Melinda Gates inject $14.5m into sorghum research, and Australia research investment to benefit crop productivity and profits.
Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier
‘Thins’ have taken off in the US and Canada with bread, bagel and even tortilla varieties offering less calories for the health-conscious consumer, and it’s an area that holds great promise for Europe, says Mintel.