World food prices hold steady despite costlier cereals, wheat

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Abu Dhabi World food prices remained almost unchanged between July and August this year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation Food Price Index published yesterday. While the FAO Food Price Index (FFPI), which averaged 231 points last month — down by one point from 232 in July, it is 26 per cent higher compared…


Domestic breeders say foreign enterprises control food market

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Vietnamese livestock enterprises have warned that foreign invested enterprises are controlling the food market, which is one of the reasons that makes it difficult to stabilize the market. The enterprises have every reason to give the warning. CP Vietnam, a foreign invested enterprise alone has the productivity equal to the livestock production of farmers in…


Agriculture boost to ensure food security

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HA NOI — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung called on the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to promote large scale agricultural production to ensure food security and boost exports, at a Government meeting held yesterday. Relevant authorities were urged to implement measures aimed at increasing the amount of breeding stock, stabilise food prices and…


Japanese firm enters feed, meat tie-up

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HCM CITY — Japan’s Marubeni Corporation has tied up with a food company based in Dong Nai Province near HCM City to set up an integrated food production and supply system centred on meat distribution in Viet Nam. It has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dong Nai Food Industrial Corporation (DOFICO) to manufacture…


Vietnam, Japan cooperate in food and foodstuff production

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Vietnam’s Dong Nai Food Industrial Corporation and Japan’s Marubeni Corporation on July 21 signed a strategic cooperation agreement on food and foodstuff production. The aim is to serve strategic agriculture projects by supplying agricultural produce for the cattle-feed processing industry, as well as minimizing losses after harvest and increasing the use of domestic materials to…


GM corn being developed for fuel instead of food

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US farmers are growing the first corn plants genetically modified for the specific purpose of putting more ethanol in gas tanks rather than producing more food. Aid organisations warn the new GM corn could worsen a global food crisis exposed by the famine in Somalia by diverting more corn into energy production. The food industry…


Vietnam food prices climb amid inflation battle

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Meat and vegetable prices have spiraled out of control in recent months, putting Vietnamese officials in a bind as they try to beat back inflation. Nguyen Xuan Duong, deputy head of the Department of Husbandry, said food prices have increased by 40-60 percent since April. The price of pork in particular surged 70 percent, he…


EGoM on food scheduled to meet on Aug 12 to take decision on sugar, wheat exports

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NEW DELHI: An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on food will be meeting on August 12 for taking decision on allowing more sugar exports and also lifting restriction on wheat exports. The EGoM is headed by Union Finance Minister Mr Pranab Mukherjee. So far this year, Centre has permitted exports of 1-million tonnes of sugar…


Food prices soar dramatically during Ramadan

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BEIRUT: Consumer and media groups have observed large surges in food prices since the onset of Ramadan, with some major produce reportedly having shot up by 100 percent. The Economy Ministry has brushed off the reports, however, calling them “unscientific and arbitrary.” “The reports are … widespread, while there is really nothing of what they…


Research helps breeders really know their onions to enhance global food security

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Research led by the Warwick Crop Centre in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick has developed a unique collection of information about the disease resistance of 96 of the world’s onion varieties. It will be a crucial resource for commercial growers and seed producers trying to combat one of the most…


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