Welcome from the editor: beyond the surface
Welcome, thank you for joining me this weekend.
In an era of information overload, it can be difficult to extrapolate the truth from the chatter. Opinions are formed before facts are even gathered, that’s why it’s important to go beyond the surface.
After that fated day when the UK voted to leave the EU, everybody wondered what would happen next. Who would the United Kingdom sign international commercial partnerships with? The first brand new deal has now been signed with Australia, not without criticism of course. But beyond the noise, what are the pros and cons? I spoke to Ana Nishnianidze, Australia’s Trade and Investment Commissioner for the United Kingdom and Ireland, to discuss the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. Read about it in this week’s feature UK and Australia Free Trade Agreement: competition or cooperation?
A couple of months ago headlines about the demise of the plant-based food sector were mushrooming up left, right and centre. Those in the know didn’t take them at face value, but a few quivered in their boots. Fear not, it was likely fake news, at least according to the latest data from the GFI. Get all the facts in Europe’s plant-based food sales up 22% since 2020 as category hits €5.7 billion market value.
Among all this seriousness I have not forgotten it’s Easter. A timely read for you, which will no doubt satisfy your curiosity as much as it did mine: Why we eat chocolate eggs at Easter: the history and tradition behind the sweet treat.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend,