Did You Know...? Behind a row of sealed red incubator doors in a new facility in northern China, about 400,000 chicks are hatched every day, part of the rapidly modernising supply chain in China's $37 billion egg industry, the world's biggest.
Did You Know...? Irish farmers will receive a €13.2 million Basic Payment refund. The refund will be handed out to approximately 97,000 farmers which had the money deducted from their 2016 Basic Payment Scheme payments under the Financial Discipline rule, and is now being reimbursed in line with the EU regulations.
Did You Know...? Tim Henman, OBE, the former UK Tennis star, has been announced as the new face of Britvic’s new Robinsons reusable drink bottle which will be available at this years’ Wimbledon Championships. Britvic’s new campaign is to enable people to stay hydrated and the event in ‘a more sustainable way’, and encourages the reuse of its reusable pods.
Did You Know...? Starbucks are planning to ban plastic straws in its stores by 2020. The international coffee chain will use straws made from other materials, as well as introducing lids designed not to need straws.
Did You Know...? The Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has met with his French counterpart, Mr Stephane Travert, in Cork this week. The two met to discuss shared issues facing their respective departments, with Brexit and CAP Reform once again being the main talking points.
Did You Know...? German food manufacturer Dr. Oetker, maker of Dr. Oetker’s frozen pizzas, and Bavarian dairy producer Molkerei Gropper have begun production in a plant in Moers, after German antitrust authorities greenlit their proposed joint venture.
Did You Know...? Kraft Heinz Company, the maker of Heinz Ketchup, announced that it will release its second quarter results in August. The group will host a conference call on Friday 3 August before the market opens.
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