India’s foodgrain production estimated at 283.3 million tons for 2018/19

INDIA – Total food grain production in India is estimated at a record 283.37 million tonnes for the year 2018-19, 17.62 million tonnes higher than the previous five years’ average production. According to 3rd advance […]

Global grain production forecast to fall as wheat output slumps

WORLD – World total grains production in 2018/19 is expected to be slightly lower than last year’s, at 2.138 billion tonnes, partly attributed to a 29-million-tonne decline in wheat output, according to International Grains Council […]

AFMASS EA Sustainability Panel: New initiatives, present-time technologies to drive sustainable food systems in Africa

KENYA – Africa provides a vast world of opportunities for many businesses, with big international companies setting eye on the fast-rising economies and population. Sustainability round tables are common in the West, but Africa is […]

Ultra-processed food: ice cream, pizza, bacon linked to early death

WORLD – New research published by The British Medical Journal suggests that ultra-processed foods such as sugary cereals and ready meals are linked to cardiovascular disease and early death. The research carried out in two […]

World grain production to increase 2% with more wheat harvests – IGC

WORLD – World total grains production in 2019/20 is projected to climb by 2% to 2.178 billion tonnes attributed to bigger harvests of wheat and barley, according to International Grains Council’s (IGC) Grain Market report. […]

Global wine production on record high, Italy remains largest producer

WORLD – Global wine production reached record high level at 292.3MHL (millions of hectolitres) in 2018 as Italy remains the world’s largest producer, according to recent report by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine […]

Dairy alternatives market expanding at 8.3% CAGR as consumers turn to vegan diets

WORLD – As demand for plant-based food products surges, a report by Future Market Insights (FMI) suggests that the revenue of the dairy alternatives market will reach US$34.6 billion by 2029.   This category is […]

Norwegian seafood exports reach US$2.98b with strong growth for salmon

NORWAY – Norway exported 640,000 tonnes of seafood valued at US$2.98 billion (NOK 25.6 million) in the first quarter of 2019, representing a 7% increase in export value from the same comparable period of the […]

Food Drink Europe publishes updated Toolbox to aid acrylamide mitigation

EUROPE – Food Drink Europe, the European organisation representing the food and beverages industry has updated its Acrylamide Toolbox in its 15th edition with new scientific and technological developments. The updated toolbox highlights the organisation’s […]

Japan feed production highest in five years at 23.9 million tonnes

JAPAN – Japan feed production reached 23.9 million tonnes in 2017-18 driven by strong demand from the poultry sector, rising to its highest level since 2012-13, a World Grain report suggests. Citing reference to a […]