Fans of hazelnut-infused products might want to think about stocking up. Turkey, which supplies 70 percent of the globe's hazelnuts, was hit with severe frosts and hail storms in March, just at the time hazelnut tree flowers were flowering.
New York -
The popular hazelnut food spread from Belgium is being consumed at up to 100 pounds a day at a Columbia University dining hall, but some university officials suspect that the students may be stealing it.
Hard on the heels of tax proposals which would see a 5 €cent rise on a glass of beer at street-side bars and cafés, France’s socialist government is proposing a 300% tax hike on palm oil, long considered a factor in obesity.
San Diego -
A California court has ruled that Ferrero U.S.A. Inc., an affiliate of Nutella's Italian-based parent company should pay $4 to every person who purchased a jar of their chocolate spread between January 1, 2008 and February 3, 2012 in the United States.