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Maytaal Angel

U.N. agency says 41 million on verge of famine

11:19am EDT

LONDON Some 41 million people worldwide are at at imminent risk of famine, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Tuesday, saying soaring prices for basic foods were compounding existing pressures on food security.

UPDATE 1-Brazil farmers seek higher prices on pre-sold coffee as deficit looms

May 25 2021

* Farming unions defend bid to renegotiate contracts (Adds detail on possible default implications)

CORRECTED-Brazil farmers seek higher prices on pre-sold coffee as deficit looms

May 25 2021

NEW YORK/SAO PAULO/LONDON, May 25 Coffee farmers in top producer Brazil are trying to renegotiate their sales contracts with exporters and traders at higher prices, sparking industry fear over widespread defaults, brokers, traders and a union representing growers said.

Guatemala's coffee exports to fall up to 3% this season

May 19 2021

LONDON/GUATEMALA CITY, May 19 Coffee exports from Guatemala, the world's sixth largest arabica exporter, are set to fall up to 3% this season due to low farmgate prices, a lack of workers and erratic rains linked to climate change, coffee association Anacafe said.

Chocolate makers trace more cocoa beans to ensure ethical sourcing

May 05 2021

LONDON Chocolate and cocoa companies are tracing where more of their cocoa beans come from, as pressure mounts on them to buy beans from growers who are not linked to deforestation or human rights abuses, data from the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) shows.

Nearly 20 million more people hit by food crises last year

May 05 2021

LONDON Nearly 20 million more people faced food crises last year amid armed conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and weather extremes, and the outlook for this year is again grim, according to a report by the Global Network Against Food Crises.

Nearly 20 million more people hit by food crises in 2020

May 05 2021

LONDON, May 5 Nearly 20 million more people faced food crises last year amid armed conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and weather extremes, and the outlook for this year is again grim, according to a report by the Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC).

Cocoa trader Olam says new EU law may force it to drop some suppliers

Apr 14 2021

LONDON, April 14 Commodity trader Olam said on Wednesday that new European Union legislation aimed at preventing the import of commodities linked to deforestation and human rights abuses might force it to stop using some of its cocoa suppliers.

British meat, seafood exports to EU recovered in February: government official

Mar 25 2021

LONDON Britain's meat and seafood exports to the European Union recovered in February from the January slump that followed the country's exit from the EU's single market and customs union, a government official said on Thursday, citing preliminary data.

Facing public pressure, palm oil firms are going green: study

Mar 21 2021

LONDON Of the seven commodities sectors driving deforestation, palm oil companies are doing the most to alleviate their environmental impact following years of public pressure, a study by a global environmental disclosure group shows.

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