Food

Food service sector may post 13% drop in sales

Published by rudy Date posted on October 6, 2021

by Catherine Talavera – The Philippine Star, 6 Oct 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Sales of the country’s food sector are seen to further decline by 13 percent this year as consumers remain hesitant to return to restaurants amid the spread of the Delta variant, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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‘Ghost kitchens’ boom in Asia as pandemic sparks huge demand

Published by rudy Date posted on September 16, 2021

by Agence France-Presse, 16 Sep 2021 TAIPEI – In an industrial unit on the outskirts of Taipei chefs are plating meals that will never be served in a restaurant: welcome to the world of “ghost kitchens.”

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Philippine grocery items cheapest in Southeast Asia — survey

Published by rudy Date posted on September 9, 2021

by Louella Desiderio – The Philippine Star, 9 Sep 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has the cheapest grocery items among markets in Southeast Asia, according to price aggregator iPrice.

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6 Sept 2021 – In the Philippines, even the demand for food is declining — an unfortunate event that doesn’t spare anyone in the food value chain, from farmers to supermarket operators.

Published by rudy Date posted on September 6, 2021

In the Philippines, even the demand for food is declining — an unfortunate event that doesn’t spare anyone in the food value chain, from farmers to supermarket operators. pic.twitter.com/9HPtFORfKL — Mads Miraflor (@madmiraflor) September 6, 2021

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Food prices no longer an issue, says DOF

Published by rudy Date posted on July 15, 2021

By Ben O. de Vera, 15 Jul 2021 With more imported pork and rice coming in, the Department of Finance (DOF) sees an end to elevated food inflation this month.

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Neda: Food supply sufficient

Published by rudy Date posted on July 10, 2021

by Ben O. de Vera, 10 Jul 2021 The state planning agency National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) expects a steady easing of food prices up to the end of this year given enough supply of rice, chicken, fish and, boosted by the influx of pork imports, meat.

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Philippines falls in food security ranking

Published by rudy Date posted on February 26, 2021

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Three billion people cannot afford healthy diets. What does this mean for the next green revolution?

Published by rudy Date posted on September 23, 2020

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How Italy is cutting food waste and feeding the poor

Published by rudy Date posted on September 13, 2019

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This indoor farm is trying to revolutionize rhe growing process in Sweden

Published by rudy Date posted on March 14, 2018

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The world could run out of food two decades earlier than thought

Published by rudy Date posted on August 29, 2017

By Abdi Latif Dahir, Aug 29, 2017 By 2027 the world could be facing a 214 trillion calorie deficit, says Sara Menker, founder and chief executive of Gro Intelligence, an agricultural data technology company. In other words, in just a decade, we won’t have enough food to feed the planet.

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Pork at P34 discount!

Published by rudy Date posted on May 8, 2015

While her neighbors were celebrating their fiesta, Thelma was worried that no one had made any reservation or offered to buy the pig she had hoped to sell at fiesta time. True enough no one did and she simply presumed that her neighbors in their small barangay were not doing well financially and had decided…

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The politics of food security

Published by rudy Date posted on March 23, 2015

The Official Gazette In the free-trade world, small countries like ours have little economic or geopolitical power. However, the fast-approaching regional economic integration of ASEAN finds the Philippines’ battle against national inequality stalemated by food-price inflation (http://www.philstar.com:8080/opinion/2015/03/16/1433983/inflation-eating-our-lunch). Despite our best efforts, poverty continues to makegains. The inflationary price pressures of food staples that are widely…

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Agrarian reform a must for food security in PH – UN expert

Published by rudy Date posted on February 27, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Distributing land to farmers is one of the important steps in attaining food security in the Philippines, Hilal Elver, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, said Friday, February 27. Elver’s preliminary report during her 7-day visit urged the government to properly implement the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Extension with…

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Swift action needed to combat rising food prices

Published by rudy Date posted on September 5, 2012

Last week, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim warned sharp spikes in food prices are endangering the “health and well-being” of millions of people, particularly those in Africa and the Middle East. Now, directors of three U.N. food agencies are urging “swift, coordinated international action” to prevent a repeat of the 2007-2008 global food crisis.

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Why 2013 will be a year of crisis

Published by rudy Date posted on September 3, 2012

Editor’s note: David Frum is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast and a CNN contributor. He is the author of seven books, including a new novel, “Patriots.” (CNN) — Prediction: 2013 will be a year of serious global crisis. That crisis is predictable, and in fact has already begun. It will inescapably…

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Questions and answers on food security

Published by rudy Date posted on December 13, 2011

Recent food price shocks threaten some 1 billion people with hunger. Meanwhile, there is growing evidence that climate change, along with rampant commodity speculation and lack of social protection are contributing to widespread food insecurity, resulting in hunger, poverty and even increased child labour. ILO On-line talked to Marva Corley-Coulibaly and Uma Rani Amara, senior…

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World food body calls for sustainable farming

Published by rudy Date posted on June 13, 2011

MILAN — The ravages from half a century of intensive farming must give way to a more sustainable approach if farmers are to feed the world in 2050, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) yesterday said.

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Heading off a food crisis

Published by rudy Date posted on May 28, 2011

Food self-sufficiency will preoccupy whoever is in government. In contrast with the 20th century, when food prices fell, the 21st century is expected to see food prices rise.

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APEC, World Bank ink MOU on food safety

Published by rudy Date posted on May 20, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the World Bank yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen collaboration on food safety in the Asia-Pacific region, which accounts for over 40 percent of the world’s population and nearly half of global food production.

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Addressing emerging food crisis

Published by rudy Date posted on April 2, 2011

WE HAVEN’T really gotten over the impact of the 2008 food crisis, and yet another one is unfolding. Global food prices have hit record levels, largely driven by soaring prices of cereals, meat and dairy products.

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Phl 13th most likely to suffer food crisis

Published by rudy Date posted on March 4, 2011

The world has gone topsy-turvy for former Ombudsman Simeon Marcelo and Chief Special Prosecutor Dennis Villa-Ignacio. For sounding the alarm against the rushed-hushed plea bargain of plundering military comptroller Gen. Carlos Garcia, they are now the ones in trouble. Their successors have charged them before the Sandiganbayan with indirect contempt. If found guilty, they can…

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Rising food prices nearing danger point—World Bank

Published by rudy Date posted on February 20, 2011

PARIS—World Bank president Robert Zoellick warned leaders of the top global economies Saturday that the world is reaching a danger point where soaring food prices threaten further political instability.

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World Bank warns of soaring food price dangers

Published by rudy Date posted on February 17, 2011

MANILA, Philippines – The rise in food prices to “dangerous levels” could increase the ranks of the poor in lower-income and middle-income countries, such as the Philippines, the World Bank (WB) warned on Wednesday.

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World needs global food system overhaul—report

Published by rudy Date posted on January 25, 2011

LONDON, United Kingdom—The world needs fundamental changes to the global food system to feed the expanding population, said a British government report on how to feed the planet until 2050.

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Food price rises stoke riot fears

Published by rudy Date posted on November 2, 2010

Food prices have soared to lev-els last seen in the 2007-08 crisis after a big October rise, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation said on Tuesday.

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UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food calls for measures to limit food commodities speculation

Published by rudy Date posted on October 20, 2010

Are we witnessing a replay of the 2008 hyperinflation in the price of basic foodstuffs which pushed hundreds of millions of people already living on the margins into the ranks of the acutely hungry? In the past three months, the price of corn futures on the Chicago Board of Trade has increased by 70%

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Corporate land grabs threaten food security

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2010

Wealthy countries are buying up farm land in poorer countries – with global consequences. These controversial land grabs hurt local workers and ecosystems, and dangerously tip the scale of the world’s food economy.

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RP at ‘high risk’ from food insecurity: survey

Published by rudy Date posted on August 19, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is deemed at high risk from food insecurity due to various factors including risk of extreme weather events, quality of agricultural and distribution infrastructure, conflict and effectiveness of government, a new survey showed Thursday.

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P40-billion palay losses feared next year due to El Niño

Published by rudy Date posted on December 25, 2009

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture fears the loss of up to P40 billion worth of palay or paddy rice and up to P16.4 billion worth of corn next year due to the El Niño phenomenon.

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