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Floodwaters inundated a farm in Pacific Junction, Iowa, in late March. Pic: Getty Images/Bloomberg/Daniel Acker

Low maize output in US grays 2019 global cereal production

By Kristine Sherred

Overall cereal production could increase 1.2% to 2.68m tons by the end of this year, but excessive flooding in the Midwestern US has diminished prospects for maize, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organic (FAO).

Mondelēz International has released its 2018 Impact Progress Report entitled Snacking Made Right. Pic: ©GettyImages/wit88_/agungstpr

Mondelēz on track with ‘mindful’ snacking goals

By Gill Hyslop

The Oreo maker’s 2018 Impact Progress Report, entitled 'Snacking Made Right', highlights its use of less energy, water and waste across the group, as well as its move to paper-based packaging and its focus on mindful consumption.

Members of the Valley Co-op have access to some 30,000 products from 200 manufacturers based in Wisconsin and Michigan in the US. Pic: ©Getty Images/jetcityimage

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Valley Cooperative of Great Lakes-area bakers joins ABA

By Kristine Sherred

The bakery ingredient cooperative, which represents retail and wholesale bakers in Wisconsin and Michigan in the US, has joined the American Baking Association (ABA) in a 'unique membershipment arrangement'.

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