Southern Crop

Southern Crop

New Estimates Suggest Global Cereal Output Set a Record

The current marketing season (2017/18) should end with record inventory levels for wheat and maize following better-than-earlier-expected harvests, based on FAO’s latest forecasts.

 

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Food Labels Could Spur Unhealthy Eating Habits And Distrust

Failure to market food in an attractive yet honest way will create long-term problems for food companies and other industry stakeholders, says Maeve Webster, president of Menu Matters and a leading consultant for foodservice manufacturers and operators.   Read more

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