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  • U.N. ship to deliver Ukrainian wheat to Somalia -ministry

    A fifth vessel chartered by the United Nations World Food Programme, NEW ISLAND, has arrived at Ukraine's Black Sea port of Chornomorsk and will deliver Ukrainian wheat to Somalia, Ukraine's infrastructure ministry said on Sunday. Ukraine has already shipped wheat to Ethiopia, Yemen and Afghanistan under the programme.

  • Nestle to stop sourcing from Indonesian palm oil producer AAL

    Food giant Nestle plans to stop sourcing from subsidiaries of Astra Agro Lestari, a major Indonesian palm oil producer accused by environmental groups of land and human rights abuses. The move comes as multinationals face increased reputational and legal pressure from consumers and governments to clean up their global supply chains in the fight against climate change.

  • U.S. appeals court refuses to halt sugar deal closing pending appeal

    A U.S. appeals court refused on Friday to order U.S. Sugar to delay the closing of its deal to buy Imperial Sugar Co while the U.S. Justice Department presses on with its fight to stop the $315 million deal. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia issued an order refusing to temporarily halt the deal while it hears arguments over whether it should proceed.

  • France raises bird flu alert level after resurgence of virus

    France will tighten measures to contain bird flu after a resurgence of the virus that swept through poultry flocks last winter, said the agriculture ministry, adding that the nationwide alert level on bird flu had been raised to 'moderate' from 'low'.

  • IMF says Ukraine war prompts worst global food crisis since at least 2008

    The Ukraine war's disruptions to grain and fertilizer flows have prompted the worst food security crisis since at least the one following the 2007-2008 global financial meltdown, with some 345 million people now facing life-threatening shortages, the International Monetary Fund said on Friday.

  • In Colombia, land occupations raise tensions and spook investors

    A machete slung across his chest, sugarcane worker Aldemar Moreno guards the entrance to the farm where he has been employed for 23 years, ready to defend it from land occupations by indigenous groups and others that have erupted around Colombia.

  • GRAINS-Wheat set for second monthly gain on Black Sea supply woes

    Chicago wheat futures edged higher on Friday, with the market poised for a second month of gains as concerns over supplies from the Black Sea region and adverse weather in key exporting countries supported prices. Corn gained ground, although the grain was on track to finish September largely unchanged.

  • To tackle a kimchi crisis, South Korea banks on massive cabbage warehouses

    South Korea's kimchi makers are in serious pain - brought low as a climate change-induced shortage of cabbages sent prices rocketing this year, exacerbating damage inflicted by cheaper offerings from Chinese competitors.

  • Florida farmers scramble to reach cattle after Hurricane Ian

    Farmers in Florida rushed to reach their cattle on Thursday after trees downed by Hurricane Ian broke fences used to contain the animals and rain from the fierce storm flooded fields used for grazing. One of the mightiest storms to hit the U.S. mainland in recent years, Ian flooded communities on the Gulf Coast before plowing across the peninsula to the Atlantic seaboard.

  • U.S. asks court to halt sugar deal closing pending appeal

    The U.S. Justice Department asked an appeals court on Thursday to prevent the closing of U.S. Sugar's plan to buy Imperial Sugar Co after a lower court ruled that the $315 million deal could go forward. The department asked the court to order the companies to delay closing until an appeal could be heard.

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