Food & Commodity

FAO Food Index rises after three months; grains and sugar drive increase

Sugar-FAOThe FAO Food Price Index climbed 6 per cent in July 2012 after three months of decline

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World food prices fall in May, lowest since Sept 2011

Global_food_prices_have_dropped_sharply_in_MayGlobal food prices have dropped sharply in May, the lowest since September 2011, owing to increased supplies, growing global economic uncertainties and a strengthening of the US dollar, according to FAO’s latest report 

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China unveils five-year plan for food safety

China_has_released_its_12th_five-year_food_safety_planChina has released its 12th five-year food safety plan in an effort to upgrade its food safety regulations and revamp industry standards

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Food 2040: The future of food and agriculture in East Asia

Food 2040 anticipates that rising demand, especially from China, will significantly restructure the global food industryThe US Grains Council recently joined with the US embassy in Japan to present a new study, Food 2040, at a major public briefing in Tokyo jointly sponsored by the embassy and Keidanren, a major Japanese business federation

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World food prices fall in April: FAO

World food prices eased in April after rising in the first quarter of this yearThe United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has registered the first drop in global food prices in April after months of increases

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