from Breakingviews:

Danone investors get creamed by WhiteWave deal

July 7, 2016

Danone’s $12.5 billion purchase of WhiteWave, a soy and almond milk maker based in the United States, is an expensive way of buying growth. The French dairy group can get away with it because expanding outside of Europe looks attractive, and debt comes cheap.

from India Insight:

Interview: Tara Patkar on feeding the poor through ‘Roti Bank’

July 6, 2016

Photo taken from Tara Patkar's Facebook page

“Roti Bank,” or “bread bank,” is a year-old effort to provide free food to needy people in the Mahoba district of the Bundelkhand region of India, a place that is suffering from a prolonged drought and a decreasing supply of subterranean water. Reuters spoke to Tara Patkar about how the programme works. Here are the edited excerpts of the interview:

from Breakingviews:

Yum’s China split doesn’t look too tasty right now

May 23, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

ConAgra carve-up gives activists just a slice

November 18, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Podcast: How war changed everything on American supermarket shelves

October 1, 2015
Participants: Jason Fields, Matthew Gault, Anastacia Marx de Salcedo

A military can only project power as far as it can ship food to feed its hungry soldiers. The need for armies, both ancient and modern, to travel long distances to thwart enemies and take territory has made militaries one of the driving factors behind food science.

from Breakingviews:

Antitrust food fight messes up outlook for mergers

June 24, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

ConAgra’s smorgasbord is ready to carve

June 19, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MacroScope:

Surprise monetary policy moves may become new norm in India

April 14, 2015

File photo of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan during a news conference in Mumbai

For all the measures India's central bank has taken to increase transparency in policy making, predicting rate moves by Governor Raghuram Rajan is still difficult.

from Photographers' Blog:

Eating to the extreme

August 11, 2014

Boston, Massachusetts

By Dominick Reuter

I should probably lead by saying this was NOT my idea.

I was checking in with the Reuters picture desk in Toronto about some of my images when an editor asked if I would be interested in a meal "courtesy of the Baron" (our affectionate term for Reuters).

from MacroScope:

End game in east Ukraine?

August 11, 2014

A Ukrainian serviceman sits on a military armoured vehicle near Donetsk

Ukrainian government forces say they are preparing for the final stage of recapturing the city of Donetsk from pro-Russian separatist rebels after shelling its outskirts and making significant gains over the weekend.