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DANIELLE NIERENBERG: ‘HEATFLATION’ DISRUPTS THE FOOD PRICES!

It’s been an extremely hot couple weeks since we last spoke. Europe has had devastating fires, and more than 2,000 people have died there of heat-related illness. China and India sizzled in extreme heat, and the consequences for countries in the Global South were devastating. In Seville, Spain, the deadly …

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“CHEESE CHANGES EVERTHING”

These days, we order cheese on everything, from pizzas to burgers, tacos, and chicken sandwiches. But that wasn’t always the case. This week, we’re exploring the intersection of agriculture, history, and economics to take you back to a specific date and unpack how chaotic, unsettled, and flat-out bizarre history can be. …

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CAN WE PREVENT ANOTHER FOOD CRISIS? A Q&A WITH DR. MAXIMO TORRERO

According to the United Nations, we’re moving into a cost-of-living crisis unlike anything seen in a generation. One large component of that crisis is skyrocketing food prices. In March, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Food Price Index hit a record high, retreating only slightly in April and May. However, …

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HOW CAFFEINE BECAME THE WORLD’S FAVORITE DRUG…

Author Michael Pollan on how coffee and tea awakened a new form of consciousness for Western civilization… Whether in the form of tea, coffee, or a potent energy drink, there’s no denying the near-universal appeal of caffeine. This tiny molecule has been consumed for centuries in beverages and foods that …

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NEW TRENDSETTER; COFFEE CULTIVATION IN TURKIYE

Turkish tea is world famous and one of the favorite hot beverages Turks consume several times a day. It is domestically produced with the largest growing area in the Black Sea city of Rize. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s latest accessible data, Turkiye is the sixth largest …

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DIGITISING AGRICULTURE TO GROW MORE WITH LESS!

AgTech is a sector unlike any other. It involves the digitalisation of a lot of physical assets and typically spans over very vast, remote environments, which collectively have a huge role to play in the sustainability and climate agenda. At Syngenta, they thrive off innovation and offer solutions to fight …

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HOW IS AGRITECH MAKING AGRICULTURE FINANCING SEAMLESS FOR FARMERS?

Technology is playing a pivotal role in transforming various sectors, and agriculture is no different. Thanks to agritech startups that are equipping farmers with cutting-edge tech tools and enabling them to function more seamlessly than ever. From crop health monitoring, crop yield estimation, crop loss assessment to various other farm …

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COMMODITIES CHAOS HITS AFRICA!

Just over a week into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the fallout of the war and unprecedented sanctions on Moscow are shaking global supply chains and financial markets, with the impact already being felt in Africa. With Russia a major producer of commodities including oil and wheat, sanctions and supply chain disruption are causing commodity …

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“VITAL UKRANIAN CROP HARVEST IN JEOPARDY AS FARMERS ESCAPE THE COUNTRY”

With some farmers leaving Ukraine and farm staff fighting for their country there are fears the Russian invasion will significantly hurt this year’s Ukrainian harvest. As Russian troops advance to most areas of the country farmers are unsure if they can start seeding spring crops in March to get this …

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MARCO SPRINGMANN: MEAT AND DAIRY GOBBLE UP FARMING SUBSIDIES WORLDWIDE!

The global food system is in disarray. Animal agriculture is a major driver of global heating, and as many as 12 million deaths from heart disease, stroke, cancers and diabetes are each year connected to eating the wrong things, like too much red and processed meat and too few fruits and vegetables. Unless the world …

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