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Nordic and Baltic consumers consider Oreo boycott over Russia ties
Nordic and Baltic consumers consider Oreo boycott over Russia ties
Several Nordic countries have started a consumer boycott of the food manufacturer Mondelez, maker of snacks including Oreo and Toblerone, over its continued operations in warmongering state Russia, reports Latvian Television's Brussels correspondent Ilze Nagla.
Anyone for an ice cream?
Anyone for an ice cream?
What would summer be without ice cream? Not just in sun-kissed states does everyone love the sweet, creamy treat but also people in the Baltics are avid consumers of frozen desserts. Here are some facts and figures about thus seasonal treat that you might find interesting.
First Latvian strawberries come in
First Latvian strawberries come in
This year has not been easy for farmers – frost, flooding, and drought, sometimes all three, have affected most. The strawberry farm "Zemeņu ieleja" has experienced it all. Still, there will be strawberry yields, as the first berries are already red, Latvian Television reported on June 11.
Latvia's blackcurrant fields eaten away by pest
Latvia's blackcurrant fields eaten away by pest
Blackcurrant harvests will be small this year in Latvia. This is due to the frost in April and early May, as well as to the currant clearwing (Synanthedon tipuliformis), a pest that destroys blackcurrants, redcurrants, and gooseberries. Some organic farms have already reported 75-100% destruction of blackcurrant fields, Zemgale Television reported on May 23.
Will birch sap and cold soup tempt tourists to Latvia?
Will birch sap and cold soup tempt tourists to Latvia?
Latvian Television's 'Kultūršoks' (Culture Shock) show has taken a look at current efforts to market Latvia to foreign audiences – and concluded that the current strategy has considerable room for improvement.
Gastro-tourism on Latvia's menu
Gastro-tourism on Latvia's menu
In order to reach Latvia's goal of being included in international restaurant rating systems and guides, the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) is organising a series of gastronomy and hospitality tourism training sessions to increase the overall quality and diversity of Latvia's gastronomy offer.
Don't waste Easter's eggs!
Don't waste Easter's eggs!
In case you are among those who have dyed and boiled enough eggs for a small village, LSM's Latvian language service offers four simple recipes with traditional and non-traditional Latvian ingredients to make your life easier.
Raw milk purchase price rose nearly 50% last year
Raw milk purchase price rose nearly 50% last year
Provisional data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau and published March 24 of Latvia show that in 2022 the annual average purchase price of raw milk grew by 153 euros per tonne (EUR/t) or 48.2 % reaching 471 EUR/t.

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