Tag Archives: Food

The Biggest Billionaire Brands in the Food World

Lay’s has topped the Euromonitor “Biggest Billionaire Brands in the Food World” list while Kelogg’s and Yili took second and third place, respectively. Asia Pacific has been the major growth engine of the packaged food industry over the last decade adding over US$180 billion to the global market. The biggest billionaire brand list is a who’s who of the …
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Good Enough to Eat

The Netherlands nudged past France and Switzerland as the country with the most nutritious, plentiful and healthy food according to a new ranking released by Oxfam on Tuesday. Chad came in last on the list of 125 nations, behind Ethiopia and Angola. Oxfam ranked the nations on the availability, quality and affordability of food and …
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The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has just published “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2013: The multiple dimensions of food security”. The 2013 report goes beyond measuring food deprivation. It presents a broader suite of indicators that aim to capture the multidimensional nature of food insecurity, its determinants …
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OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2012

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have released the report, “Agricultural Outlook 2012.” The report suggests that in addition to population growth, higher per capita incomes, urban migration, changing diets in developing countries and rising requirements for biofuel feedstocks are underpinning demand pressures in the food …
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World of Work report 2011

The ILO has just published “World of Work report 2011: Making Markets Work for Jobs.” The study predicts that the global economy is on the verge of a new and deeper jobs recession that will further delay the global economic recovery and may ignite more social unrest in scores of countries. On current trends, it …
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Making Integrated Food-Energy Systems Work for People and Climate

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has just published the report, “Making Integrated Food-Energy Systems (IFES) Work for People and Climate: An Overview”. The study shows that producing food and energy side-by-side may offer one of the best formulas for boosting countries’ food and energy security while simultaneously reducing poverty. The …
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UNCTAD Technology and Innovation Report 2010

(CC) franz88/Flickr The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has just released its Technology and Innovation Report 2010, subtitled “Enhancing Food Security in Africa Through Science, Technology and Innovation”. The report focuses on the challenges of improving agricultural performance in Africa and the role of technology and innovation in raising agricultural production and …
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Food for Thought: the Future of Agribusiness

This Capgemini report sets out to investigate both the current debate about food supply and natural resource usage and, more importantly from an agribusiness point of view, the implications of current trends for the future of the industry. A key challenge will be managing the growing complexity posed by an increasing number of international markets, …
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Future Innovations in Food and Drinks

“Future Innovations in Food and Drinks to 2015” is a new report published by Business Insights that outlines the main market drivers influencing innovation in the global food and drink sectors. It also analyzes the latest trends in product innovation and looks at what has been changing in the product life-cycle. Meanwhile, using results from …
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Food Security in 2009

(CC) Peter Casier/Flickr The United States is least at risk, followed by France, Canada, Germany and the Czech Republic, according to Maplecroft’s Food Security Risk Index. The index rates India as “high risk” due to unsustainable water use and an expanding population. Countries at “extreme risk” include Haiti, Angola, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo …
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