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Global food prices rise in January, reach historic peak



The FAO Food Price Index rose by nearly two per cent or four points from December to JanuaryThe FAO Food Price Index rose by nearly two per cent or four points from December to January– its first increase since July 2011

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US Corn Mission sees potential in Vietnam

Although Vietnam mostly fills its corn needs with domestic and nearby country imports, the group still felt encouraged by the market potentialThe rapidly increasing entrepreneurial spirit witnessed in Vietnam encouraged participants of the U.S. Grains Council’s Corn Mission about future opportunities for U.S. agricultural products.

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New projection shows global food demand doubling by 2050

Global food demand could double by 2050Global food demand could double by 2050, according to a new projection by David Tilman, Regents Professor of Ecology in the University of Minnesota’s College of Biological Sciences, and colleagues, including Jason Hill, assistant professor in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.

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IRRI calls for ban on certain insecticides in rice production

The IRRI’s action plan recommends increasing biodiversity on rice farms and regulating the marketing and use of insecticides – including banning certain insecticides in riceThe IRRI’s action plan recommends increasing biodiversity on rice farms and regulating the marketing and use of insecticides – including banning certain insecticides in rice

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The Philippines’ money-making tree

With its seemingly endless products derived from its various parts, the coconut indeed deserves to be called the “tree of life”With its seemingly endless products derived from its various parts, the coconut indeed deserves to be called the “tree of life”. From root to tip, the coconut tree can provide almost anything—from food to industrial needs

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