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Cocoa prices break records as ‘Climate Extremes’ hit African output!

Cocoa prices have skyrocketed, following climate shocks and disease outbreaks in West Africa. India has reported new figures on its agricultural domestic support, and the WTO has released a major report forecasting a global trade rebound... West Africa Cocoa Shortage Pushes Up Prices… Spiking cocoa prices have broken new records after …

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FOOD IS A HUMAN RIGHT!

Food is a human right. Yet hundreds of millions are still going to bed hungry.@FAO's #RightToFood Guidelines can help influence the global agenda to eradicate hunger and malnutrition. Learn more 👉https://t.co/AJLCVAJdCs pic.twitter.com/ON73xwUr8w— FAO Asia Pacific (@FAOAsiaPacific) April 3, 2023

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Sugars; the downward trend continues!

The USDA has released its latest data on sugar production and the 20-year downward trend continues. The chart is based on data from the USDA Economic Research Service’s (ERS) Food Availability (Per Capita) Data System… Availability means total amount produced, less exports, plus imports; it is a proxy for consumption (but undoubtedly higher than …

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Chocolate prices continue to rise!

The latest news on the cocoa market is that prices surged to a record high of US$9,733/ tonne late in March 2024 and recently topped US10,051/ tonne as inclement weather decimates yields in major production areas. Consequently, the price of chocolate which is the most popular and the largest byproduct …

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Food security threatened by extreme flooding, farmers warn!

Record-breaking rain over the past few months has left fields of crops under water and livestock’s health at risk, adding to pressures on food producers. The flooding and extreme weather linked to climate change will undermine UK food production unless farmers get more help, the National Farmers Union said. Debbie …

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Ömer Celal Umur: Tobacco production in Russia and Ukraine may shift to Türkiye

Press release… Ömer Celal Umur, Chairman of the Aegean Tobacco Exporters’ Association, stated that there are hints that the Russia-Ukraine war in Türkiye’s close geography will have positive reflections on the country’s exports of tobacco products. Ömer Celal Umur Emphasizin that some of the productions in Russia and Ukraine may …

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“Mega drought” warning for Australia: Could last more than 20 years!

A new study has warned that Australia could face ” mega-droughts” lasting more than 20 years in the future. The latest study paints a worrying picture of future droughts in Australia, with researchers saying they could be far worse than anything experienced in the recent past. Dr. Georgy Falster Mega …

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Siska Pottie: We experience a transformation in plant-based foods in the international arena

More than half of consumers increased their plant-based consumption… The International Plant-Based Foods Working Group (IPBFWG), which conducted consumer perception research in 7 countries, including Türkiye, reveals data supporting the gradual development of consumption habits regarding plant-based foods. The study, which was conducted in October 2023 with over 3,500 participants …

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Interest in plant-based foods on the rise!

Consumer perception research on plant-based foods conducted in 7 countries, including Türkiye, revealed that 58% of consumers consume plant-based foods at least twice a week. The plant-based food market in Europe increased its total sales value to 5.7 billion Euros in 2022. Plant-based milk alternatives, which account for 38 per …

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Turkish durum wheat comes to the fore for pasta producers…

“Pasta producers bought durum from Türkiye because it was offered to us at competitive prices,” said Vincenzo Divella, co-CEO of the eponymous Italian pasta company. Vincenzo Divella “We had a big problem in Canada … In our country, the season was disastrous because of the weather and rains.” “The Turkish …

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