Foods

Greece to protect its signature brands of agricultural and food products

Greece is determined to protect its signature brands of products, Minister of Agricultural Development and Food, Stavros Arachovitis told Xinhua in a recent interview after the country's latest victory over the Czech Republic on the spat of "Greek yogurt" labeling.

The Dream Job: The Owner of Svoge Chocolates is Looking to Hire a Chocolate Taster

Some people love so much chocolate that they can not imagine and one day without at least one piece of it. One of the world's largest food producers, Mondelez, has an ideal position for sweet lovers. The company, which owns the brands Oreo, Milka, and in Bulgaria - Svoge, wants to hire four people to try new chocolate products.

Hospital workers, cleaners protest expiring contracts in Athens rally

Members of the national union of public hospital workers (POEDIN) and cleaners from Dromokaitio psychiatric hospital held a protest rally outside the Parliament on Thursday, requesting the renewal of their expiring contracts.
One lane on main Vassilisis Sofias avenue was blocked, disrupting traffic on Syntagma square.

World food prices rise to highest in 18 months in September

World food prices rose in September to their highest since March 2015, led mainly by sugar, the United Nations food agency said on Oct. 6.

Except for a small dip in July, the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) food price index has been increasing steadily since January, when it hit a seven-year low.

Conflicts pose 'spill-over threat on food security in Middle East'

As record-high food prices and the ongoing influx of Syrian refugees have become outstanding political issues before the upcoming elections in Turkey, United Nations? Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva has warned that escalating conflicts in the neighborhood have threatened food security in the entire Middle East.

Food prices fall to near 5-year low in world, rise in Turkey

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) price index, which measures monthly changes for a basket of cereal, oilseed, dairy, meat and sugar, averaged 171 points in April, 1.2 percent below its reading in March.

High global production, a strong U.S. dollar and cheaper crude oil have helped cap food prices for the past year and the index has been declining since April 2014.

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