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What is heatflation? How does it affect the food industry?

Everyone is familiar with the word inflation. Shrinkflation (companies reducing the quantity of certain products) is also a term we have heard frequently recently. But have you heard of Heatflation? What is heat inflation? Climate change and the resulting hot weather and extreme climatic events directly affect agricultural activities. As …

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Global rice market stable but remains vulnerable to dry weather risk!

Global rice supplies have steadied following last year’s surge, but the market still faces exposure to potential dry weather risks induced by El Nino, according to a senior executive at commodity trader Louis Dreyfus Co. Rice prices in key Asian export hubs have eased in recent weeks after climbing last year …

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Burak Kırkgöz: Drought in Konya Plain causes ‘stress’, yield expectations fall

While a low rainy season continues in Konya Plain, the granary of grain across Türkiye, plants are stressed especially in barren areas. Stating that intermittent rainfall during the spike period, known as the spawning period, was insufficient, experts stated that there would be a decrease in yield in barren areas. …

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Is vanilla production sustainable?

From ice creams to custards, cakes to confectionery, vanilla is an indispensable flavour in the world of desserts. But how sustainable is the addiction to this fragrant spice? What is vanilla? Vanilla is a spice obtained from orchids of the genus Vanilla. It is grown between 10-20 degrees Celsius above …

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Food prices to increase as temperatures rise due to climate change…

By JESSICA BOXALL & MICHAEL HEAD… Climate change and specifically rising temperatures, may cause food prices to increase by 3.2 percent per year, according to a new study by German researchers. As climate change continues to worsen, this price inflation will mean that more and more people around the world don’t have …

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Lessons learned in forest monitoring!

A decade ago, the launch of Global Forest Watch (GFW) ushered in a new era of accountability and transparency around monitoring and protecting the world’s forests. To celebrate 10 years of impact, our Voices of Global Forest Watch series will highlight successes of GFW users, partners and community members throughout the year. We …

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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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Dr. Nazan An – Dr. Tufan Turp: Drought may change the flavour of grapes!

The effects of climate change on viticulture areas in Türkiye were investigated. According to the results of the study, drought and increasing temperatures in the next 30 years will cause quality and flavour changes in grapes. Dr. Nazan An According to a new study investigating how viticulture areas in Türkiye …

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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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