Flemish vegetables threaten to price themselves out of the market – Expensive fertilizer and scarce labor make vegetables too expensive for processors – Foodlog

Flemish vegetables threaten to price themselves out of the market

The region around Roeselare has been the Silicon Valley of the vegetable industry for years. Half a century ago, a cluster of machine builders, frozen food specialists and agronomists developed who started to focus on intensive open-field vegetable cultivation. The old canning manufacturers have been replaced by modern billion-dollar companies such as Ardo and Greenyard, … Read more

“It is up to labor law and social law to evolve to extend to new activities in the digital economy”

It is up to labor law and social law to

Tribune. The situation of self-employed workers working on digital platforms is worrying, especially concerning transport cars with drivers (VTC) and delivery, because these workers can experience situations of strong economic subordination and imbalance of rights in comparison with employees. This imbalance does not only concern social protection, but also working conditions, pay or job security. … Read more

US bans imports of forced labor products from Xinjiang

US bans imports of forced labor products from Xinjiang

A cotton factory in Aksou, China’s Xinjiang province, in April 2021. MARK SCHIEFELBEIN / AP This is a world first, which could herald the end of cotton and tomato imports from the Chinese province of Xinjiang to the United States. US President Joe Biden on Thursday, December 23, signed a law prohibiting the purchase of … Read more

France sees itself as a “pioneer” in the fight against child labor

France sees itself as a pioneer in the fight against

“Faced with the persistence and even the increase in child labor in the world – in 2020, it affects 160 million children under the age of fifteen, 8.4 million more than four years ago, according to Unicef ​​-, the government wants to speed up its action, in consultation with businesses and social partners ”(Photo: young … Read more

Food chain ends up in ‘perfect storm’ for a longer period of time – High energy prices, rising raw material prices and labor shortages put pressure on margins in the food sector – Foodlog

Food chain ends up in perfect storm for a longer

Low gas supplies on the eve of winter are driving higher gas and electricity prices. Once the winter is over, ABN AMRO expects prices to fall, but normalization of prices is not expected to happen until after 2023. For the electricity prices ABN AMRO expects a similar pattern. A decline as soon as the winter … Read more

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