Southern Crop

Southern Crop

Cereals, Sugar and Dairy Push the Index Higher

The FAO Food Price Index – a monthly trade-weighted index tracking international market prices of five major food commodity groups – averaged 179.1 points in July, its highest value since January 2015, marking a 2.3 percent increase from June 2017 and 10.2 percent rise from its level a year earlier.

 

Read more

Related Articles

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Feed The World?

When Norman Borlaug, the father of the green revolution, won the Nobel Prize in 1970, the Nobel Committee remarked that “more than any other single person of this age, he has helped provide bread for a hungry world.” Borlaug’s introduction of disease resistant high-yielding crop varieties and advanced agricultural practices[…]

Read More »

Commit to Science in Chemical Rules, Manufacturers Tell EPA

The EPA’s proposed rules to implement the amended chemicals law must show the agency will uphold the law’s scientific requirements, chemical manufacturers said. The Environmental Protection Agency’s decisions about the risks a chemical may pose must be scientifically credible, Michael Witt, director for health and environmental research at the Dow[…]

Read More »