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Lagos Govt introduces Eko Coconut Bread to boost food security in Nigeria

The Lagos State Coconut Development Authority (LASCODA) has developed a bread made from coconuts in an effort to improve food security in the region.

Astarta secures $25m loan from EBRD to develop and modernize Ukraine grain sector

Ukraine agricultural conglomerate Astarta Grain has secured a $25m loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to upgrade its grain and sugar facilities.

Cargill ploughs $18m into upgrades at US grain facility

Cargill has launched a multi-million-dollar project to increase storage and unload capacity at its grain facility in Gibbon, Nebraska.

PepsiCo brings Sunbites to nuts amid rising commodity costs

PepsiCo’s UK snacks subsidiary, Walkers, Ireland’s Kestrel Foods and Yorkshire's Bite UK are entering a category that is growing faster in the UK than potato chips, but they will be...

Grana to open Russian cereal mill in Altai region

Grana Association-owned Tretyakovsky Elevator is opening a cereal mill in the Altai region with a daily capacity of 100 MT of groats by 2018.

PepsiCo palm oil progress report dismissed as ‘masterful window dressing’

PepsiCo’s efforts to provide further transparency in the palm oil supply chain have been slammed as “masterful window dressing”, in a strongly worded statement by the Rainforest Action Network.

Cereal breakthrough: Scientists unveil wild wheat genome sequence capable of boosting future food production

For the first time, researchers have identified the genome sequence of Wild Emmer – the original form of nearly all domesticated wheat – which will have a significant impact on...

Rising butter price stirs up discontent in bakery and pastry sector

The price of butter has risen sharply in the past year raising concern in the bakery and pastry sector globally.

Sluggish growth forecast for global cereal sector to 2025, says analyst

IndexBox market researchers expect slow rise in demand for cereals due to protracted macroeconomic and climate challenges.

Rust continues to damage world wheat supplies

Scientists are warning that wheat crops around the world could be severely battered by a fungal disease if not quickly contained.

World cereal prices rise, despite all-time high stocks

Cereal prices are continuing to rise, even though production is forecast to reach record levels by the end of the 2017 season, according to the FAO Food Price Index (FFPI)

Real Good Food grows 8% in Q3 in face of Brexit

Real Good Food has reported strong sales in Q3 2016, up 8% year-on-year, despite a weakening of sterling post Brexit announcement.

From farm to fork: How much do you know about where Europe's food comes from?

Eurostat, the official statistics bureau of the European Union, has published data report on Europe's farms, fisheries and food supply. How much do you know about where your food comes from?...

ADM sells stake in GrainCorp; completes revamp of Ukraine oilseed plant

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has sold its stake in GrainCorp Limited soon after separately reopening  its oilseed processing facility in Chornomorsk in the Ukraine.

Wilmar palm oil produced using child labour in dangerous conditions: Amnesty International

Amnesty International has uncovered “systemic” cases of child labour and labour rights abuses in Indonesian palm oil plantations operated by Wilmar, tracing the palm oil back to firms including Nestlé,...

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Palm oil industry under fire as Indonesia’s haze drama continues

Haze from slash-and-burn agricultural has returned to Southeast Asia this year. Is it enough to wait for regulators to bring the (mainly palm oil) culprits to justice? Asian resource legal...

Good palm oil is possible. This is what it looks like, says Palm Done Right CEO

At a time when the conversation around palm oil centres on deforestation, fires and habitat loss – and global demand shows no signs of abating – several companies have come together...

What does Greenpeace's palm oil report mean for IOI & RSPO?

Greenpeace's damning report on Malaysian palm oil supplier IOI, just one month after its membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was renewed, could be damaging for the...

Greenpeace activists block IOI palm oil at Rotterdam port

Greenpeace activists are blocking palm oil imports from Malaysian trader IOI at Rotterdam harbour in protest at the firm's involvement in forest destruction, peatland fires and use of child labour....

BREAKING NEWS

RSPO lifts IOI's suspension

The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has lifted the suspension of Malaysian palm oil supplier IOI citing "good progress" made by the group.

A new standard for quality palm oil?

Good palm oil harvesting and processing keeps cancer contaminants to 'insignificant levels', says industry

Palm oil that is harvested at the right moment, pressed quickly and processed at appropriate temperatures contains insignificant levels of contaminants - if any, says the Italian Union for Sustainable Palm...

Giant commodity carbon footprints show more action is needed

Rice, soy, corn, wheat and palm oil are the “new frontier” of climate action, said Oxfam this week, as it published new data detailing the “massive” environmental impact of the world’s major commodities....

Special edition: Gender-specific nutrition

Folic acid fortification: The current global state of play

To date 75 countries globally have implemented mandatory fortification programmes for folic acid with the aim of preventing neural tube defects (NTDs) in babies. Yet despite growing calls from NGOs, health...

Drop in wheat production to push down global cereal supply in 2016/17 – FAO

Global cereals supply is set to be the third highest on record in 2016/17, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), but down on last season.

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Processor-turned-manufacturer aims to grow presence in snack bar market

Food importer and processor Western Commodities is ramping up its finished products business following the debut of snack bar brand Good Full Stop.

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