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Coronavirus: TasteWales food and drink showcase postponed

Image copyright Halen Mon/Getty Images/BBC Image caption Some of Wales’ best known food and drink Wales’ international food and drink showcase, BlasCymru/TasteWales, is being postponed next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The third event of its kind, following its inauguration in 2017, was due to take place in March 2021. The Welsh Government has moved it to October, and… Read more →

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‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for more sustainable food

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government should raise its ambitions on paying farmers to improve the countryside, the report says An independent review of UK food policy is calling for “a gold standard level of scrutiny” to ensure new trade deals do not undermine the environment. Verification schemes should address concerns such as imports of beef reared on… Read more →

Amazon trials online food delivery in India

Image copyright Getty Images Internet giant Amazon is entering the meal delivery business with a trial in four parts of India’s Bengaluru. The move comes as pandemic lockdowns prompt a surge in online ordering in some places, such as the US. However in India, the two big players in the market have seen significant declines in demand. Uber Eats retreated… Read more →

Coronavirus lockdown: India announces free food for fleeing migrants

Image copyright EPA Image caption Millions of people have fled the cities in India India will provide free food to migrants for two months as part of a $266bn (£216bn) economic plan to combat the effect of the Covid-19 lockdown. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said grain supplies worth $463m would benefit 80 million migrants. Tens of thousands of migrants have… Read more →

New York City caps fees for food delivery apps

Image copyright Getty Images New York City has placed limits on how much food delivery apps can charge restaurants that use their platforms. The proposal, which was put to a vote on Wednesday, will cap fees at 20% and apply in emergency situations when restaurants must be shut. There have been complaints about fees charged by tech firms amid skyrocketing… Read more →