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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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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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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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Ender Yorgancılar: The strategic importance of agricultural production enhances

Press release… Pointing out that production in the agricultural sector has declined by an average of 7 per thousand in the last three years, Chairman of Aegean Region Chamber of Industry (EBSO) Ender Yorgancılar said that the industrial sector is also negatively affected by these developments in the agricultural sector. …

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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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Food waste is not just a ‘rich country’ problem!

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Food Waste Index 2024 report revealed that while 783 million people grappled with hunger in 2022, more than 1 billion meals a day were wasted worldwide. According to the Food Waste Index 2024 report published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on the occasion of …

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Food waste in climate plans…

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Food Waste Index 2024 report revealed that while 783 million people grappled with hunger in 2022, more than 1 billion meals a day were wasted worldwide. According to the Food Waste Index 2024 report published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on the occasion of …

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Global food prices up after 7-month downward trend!

Vegetable oils, dairy products, meat prices drive higher food prices… The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) food price index rose 1.3 points, or 1.1%, to 118.3 points in March compared to February, soaring for the first time after a seven-month of downward trend. According to the FAO’s press release …

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Richer countries often use much of their crops for animal feed and biofuels!

Richer countries tend to use less of their crops for human food, and more for animal feed and biofuels. This is what the chart shows: in several countries, less than a quarter of cereals are used for direct consumption as human food. In poorer countries, supplies are tighter and they …

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UN Report: More than 1 billion meals are wasted every day!

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Food Waste Index 2024 report revealed that while 783 million people grappled with hunger in 2022, more than 1 billion meals a day were wasted worldwide. According to the Food Waste Index 2024 report published by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on the occasion of …

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