LONDON Some of the world's major palm oil users, including Nestle, Unilever, and Mondelez, are trying out new satellite technology to track deforestation, as pressure grows on them to source the ingredient responsibly. | Video
* Consumer Goods Forum has 2020 zero net deforestation
LONDON, Dec 3 Fairtrade International will raise
the floor price and fixed premium it requires companies to pay
cocoa farmers for their beans under its scheme, the non-profit
organisation said on Monday.
LONDON/SAO PAULO Brazilian sugar companies are increasing their capacity to produce ethanol in the face of depressed global sugar prices and government policies expected to boost demand for the biofuel.
LONDON Brazilian robusta coffee has been flowing into Europe - a market that traditionally doesn't consume it - with shipments in recent months fueled by tight exchange supplies and a slump in the country's currency, trade sources said. The coffee has rebuilt ICE Europe Futures certified stocks from multi-year lows and pushed nearby robusta prices to a discount, erasing the sizeable premiums that have dominated the market structure for months.
LONDON Wheat futures rose for a second session running on Thursday, supported by an expected boost to demand for U.S. supplies after a drop in output in key exporting countries.
* Corn firms after three-day decline, market eyes USDA data
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LONDON The world sugar market could see a shortfall in 2019/20 after two years of over-supply as Brazil and the European Union cut production, but strong Indian output will still weigh on the market, ADM Investor Services International said on Thursday.
* Fairtrade looks to coach companies on in-house
LONDON The European Union is poised to reduce its sugar exports as poor weather and low prices dent output from the bloc, a move analysts said on Tuesday could help ease a global supply glut.