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    1. August 18, 2015

      Scotland’s GMO ban is misconceived

      First impressions are tough to shift. So it has proved with genetically modified foods, introduced in the UK in the...

    2. August 12, 2015

      Agricultural commodities feel the bite of weaker demand

      As traders sound the death knell of the commodities supercycle, grains prices, which rallied on increased demand from...

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    1. August 10, 2015

      Coffee rallies on fears over Brazilian crop

      Worries about the size of the Brazilian beans as well as dryness in Central America and Colombia prompted the covering...

    2. August 6, 2015

      Dairy drags food prices towards six-year low

      Food prices fell to the lowest in almost six years, led by plentiful supplies of dairy products and palm and soyabean...

    3. July 29, 2015

      Corn retreats after US weather brightens

      Improved weather and the impending harvest weighed on grains with corn giving up its past month’s gains and dropping to...

    4. July 21, 2015

      US coffee trend bodes ill for growers

      The battle of the morning brews is on. Competition in the US coffee market has intensified amid growing pressure from...

    5. July 16, 2015

      Legacy behind PotashCorp’s drive for K+S

      There is one word on the minds of potash industry executives at the moment — Legacy. The mine, 1,500 metres below...

    6. July 10, 2015

      Wine collectors need to ask more questions about authenticity

      Once a regular at Los Angeles’ most exclusive wine tastings, Rudy Kurniawan, 39, now resides in a Californian prison...

    7. July 10, 2015

      Vineyard dreams could turn to vinegar without a detailed plan

      Less than a month ago, Frank and Glenda Kalyk were living in their native Sydney thinking about how to spend their...

    8. July 10, 2015

      Philippe Sereys de Rothschild takes over the family business

      The first Baron Philippe was a charismatic playboy-poet who landed in France as part of the D-Day landings, raced...

    9. July 9, 2015

      Ghana expects recovery in cocoa output to follow shortfall

      Cocoa output from Ghana could recover to 850,000-900,000 tonnes next season after the disastrous 2014-15 crop year,...

    10. July 9, 2015

      El Niño hits Asian and African cereal production

      Adverse weather conditions and the effect of El Niño is hitting key cereal production in Africa and Asia, although...

    11. July 7, 2015

      UK trial shows fish oil could be grown in fields

      Fish oil could be grown on land rather than under water, scientists say, following the first successful field trial of...

    12. July 6, 2015

      Ukraine set to become top corn exporter to China in first half

      Call it corn diplomacy. Ukraine is set to become China’s top supplier of corn in the first half of 2015 as both...

    13. July 2, 2015

      Commodity markets diverge as supply and demand come to the fore

      Divergence was the name of the game for commodities markets in the second quarter as gasoline and iron ore jumped but...

    14. July 1, 2015

      Meat eating set to drive growth in grain demand

      Livestock feed will drive demand for grains and other cereals in the next decade as human grain consumption and the use...

    15. June 30, 2015

      Rising cocoa prices eat into chocolate bars

      When Jean-Marc Anga stood before his peers last year, the head of the International Cocoa Organization had an ominous...

    16. June 26, 2015

      Not as dear as you thought: Britons get an appetite for venison

      From the tables of top restaurants to the freezers of budget supermarkets, Britons are increasingly finding an appetite...

    17. June 26, 2015

      Wheat futures jump on weather worries

      Wheat rose more than 6 per cent to a six-month high with demand sparked by bad weather in leading growing regions and...

    18. June 25, 2015

      Rice market watching Indian monsoon

      Rice traders are on high alert as the Indian monsoon, which has had a strong start, looks to peter out in July, a...

    19. June 25, 2015

      GM ‘whiffy wheat’ fails to deter pests, £2.6m UK study finds

      A controversial field trial of “whiffy wheat”, genetically modified to repel aphid pests by giving off an alarming...

    20. June 24, 2015

      World’s kitchens braced for olive oil shock

      Foodies brace yourselves. The world is facing an oil shock — of the extra virgin olive sort. Prices of the high quality...

    21. June 18, 2015

      Middle East dairy demand rides on oil

      Rasmus Malmbak Kjeldsen may be an executive at a leading European dairy company, but he also keeps an eye on the oil...

    22. June 10, 2015

      Commodity markets braced for El Niño impact

      Farmers and commodity investors around the world are braced for weather disruptions affecting harvests and markets as...

    23. June 4, 2015

      Dairy price plunge highlights hedging handicap

      Global dairy prices have turned sour. Europe’s producers are feeling particular pain, with wholesale prices now below...

    24. June 2, 2015

      Cocoa prices rise after Ghana revises output lower

      Cocoa prices rallied after Ghana revised down its output forecasts to levels closer to analysts’ estimates, cutting its...

    25. May 26, 2015

      Japanese youth turns its back on fish

      Japan may have brought sushi and sashimi to the world’s dining tables, but its younger consumers are turning their...

    26. May 21, 2015

      Ghana cocoa delays spark fears over country’s reliability

      Chocolate lovers beware. Delays of shipments from Ghana, the world’s second-largest cocoa grower, have stoked concerns...

    27. May 20, 2015

      Technology helps feed a hungry world

      Until recently, data analytics, apps, web-enabled sensors and robotics had little to do with the world of soil,...

    28. May 20, 2015

      Chinese companies accused of west Africa fish pillage

      Chinese fishing companies are engaged in systematic pillaging of west African fisheries on a huge scale, according to a...

    29. May 19, 2015

      Cocoa hits 7-month high on Ghana worries

      Cocoa hit a seven-month high backed by continuing worries about production in Ghana and the potential weather effects...

    30. May 13, 2015

      Commodity markets wary of false alarm as El Niño blows back

      After a five-year absence, El Niño is back. The last time the weather event emerged in 2009-10, droughts damaged crops...

    31. May 12, 2015

      Meat production could be the answer for Brazil

      Brazil’s abundant natural resources are a blessing or a curse, depending on whom you ask. The share of raw materials in...

    32. May 10, 2015

      Modi’s growth plans and freak weather squeeze Indian farmers

      For Prem Singh — a small farmer with 2.7 hectares of fertile farmland — and others in Aajnokh village in India’s...

    33. May 7, 2015

      Global food bill set for five-year low

      The world’s food import bill is forecast to reach a five-year low in 2015 as plentiful supplies, lower freight rates...

    34. May 6, 2015

      Wheat heavyweights battle for global market share

      An Australian agricultural official asked a pointed question at a recent conference: “Are we at risk of becoming the...

    35. May 5, 2015

      Bears feast on strong coffee crop forecasts

      A leading coffee trader upgraded its Brazilian crop figures for this year, adding to the increasing bearishness over...

    36. April 28, 2015

      UK farmers plough on in search of better productivity

      Julian Gibbons huddles over satellite images of the wheat and barley fields that extend as far as the eye can see from...

    37. April 23, 2015

      The EU makes a mess of bioengineered food

      Never watch laws or sausages being made: a maxim often attributed to Otto von Bismarck, one of Europe’s greatest...

    38. April 22, 2015

      Studies strengthen insecticide link to bee population decline

      Two studies have added powerful scientific evidence to the view that agricultural pesticides are contributing to a...

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