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Stockpiling food a growing trend, says survey
Stockpiling food a growing trend, says survey
A survey by the Baltic supermarket chain Maxima suggests that stockpiling food remains popular among consumers even with the falling-away of epidemiological restrictions that prompted it during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We hereby declare 'cold soup' season open!
We hereby declare 'cold soup' season open!
It is not the appearance of the sun, nor of the tulips, nor even of heavily-perspiring men in ill-fitting sandals that signals that summer has finally arrived in Latvia. It is the appearance of a luminous pink soup with a sliced boiled egg floating in the middle like an all-seeing eye with a sprig of dill as a garish eyelash garnish.
Cesvaine 'Russian' cheese no longer 'Russian'
Cesvaine 'Russian' cheese no longer 'Russian'
The dairy producer Cesvaines piens (Cesvaine milk) has decided to rename its Krievijas or 'Russian' cheese to Tilzītes (Tilsiter), the company's representative Zane Baķe said April 25.
Four recipes for leftover Easter eggs
Four recipes for leftover Easter 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.
Food Union cuts ties with Russia and Belarus
Food Union cuts ties with Russia and Belarus
The Latvian-based food producer group Food Union has cut "all ties with partners and Russia and also in Belarus", Latvian Television's investigative broadcast Forbidden Method reported March 14.
Cido Group stops exports to Russia and Belarus
Cido Group stops exports to Russia and Belarus
In connection with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Latvian beverage producer Cido Group has stopped exports to Russia and Belarus, Cido said in a release March 11.
No need to get salty, retailers assure public
No need to get salty, retailers assure public
Following the imposition of sanctions on Russia and Belarus, as well as the Ukrainian decision to ban exports of some food groups, stores have observed a spike in demand for foods with a long shelf life, especially salt. Retailers surveyed by regional television ReTV on March 8 say Latvia is not short of salt.
Latvia sixth in EU for organic farming
Latvia sixth in EU for organic farming
Latvia ranks in sixth place among European Union countries when it comes to the proportion of agricultural area used for organic farming, according to Eurostat data released February 22.
Latvian bakery company taps into gluten-free production
Latvian bakery company taps into gluten-free production
Specially manufactured gluten-free products available in Latvia are mostly produced abroad. Latvian baked goods company Ludzas maiznīca is starting to explore the niche and manufacturing gluten-free baked goods locally, Latvian Radio reported February 18.
40% of Latvia's grain exports last year went to Nigeria
40% of Latvia's grain exports last year went to Nigeria
Provisional data published by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) February 17 show that in 2021, the cereal area being farmed in Latvia increased by 22.7 thousand hectares or 3 %, but prolonged heat and drought resulted in the lowest cereal yield in three years – 38.6 quintals per hectare.

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