Best Alternativa is spearheading the gluten-free movement in the Ukraine. Pic: Best Alternativa

EBRD helps pioneer spearhead Ukraine’s gluten-free movement

By Gill Hyslop

Best Alternativa was creating rice-based products long before the gluten-free trend took root in Ukraine, spearheading the movement in the region with backing from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Ukrainian Walnut plans to build a nut processing plant and extend its walnut garden. Pic: ©GettyImages/PeterHermesFurian

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Ukrainian Walnut building $20m nut processing plant

By Gill Hyslop

Ukrainian Walnut LLC (Kyiv) will begin construction of a walnut processing plant at an estimated cost of $20m in the Mohyliv-Podilsky district of Vinnytsia region next year.

Crisis in the Ukraine underlines the need to step up food security, said Meurig Raymond

Crisis in Ukraine forces up world wheat prices

By Nicholas Robinson

Political instability in the Ukraine has reinforced the UK’s need to increase its own food security and production, National Farmers Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond has warned.

Ukraine open for business

Ukraine open for business

Nestlé continues to pursue its strategy of getting a foothold in
just about every food market in the world. The recent purchase of
Ukrainian food processor Volyn Holding is the latest in a list of
acquisitions designed to cement the...