18th Edition of Foodcom PLANT-BASED Newsletter

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Times are tough. More than six months after the Russian aggression against Ukraine began, UN experts warn that the current affordability crisis and high fertilizer prices could reduce global grain production by as much as 40%. This, in turn, could lead to a severe food crisis that will have a great effect on the whole market. [...]

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145th Edition of Foodcom DAIRY Newsletter

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The winter is coming and both governments and businesses are fighting to be prepared for the worst. From the current perspective, it seems almost certain that European societies and enterprises will have to deal with both sky-rocketing energy prices and power outages. France urges citizens to carpool and reduce home heating, and private businesses to turn off lighted signs overnight. Major government investments are underway in many countries to ensure energy security in the coming months. Nonetheless, many experts fear that the situation could get out of hand one way or another. [...]

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16th edition of Foodcom ADDITIVES Newsletter

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Additives’ market is constantly changing and there is a lot going on. Geopolitical situation connected with the war on Ukraine is bringing plenty of new circumstances to the table. Western companies are still looking for best solutions after leaving Russia or being put into the position in which their partners do not want to cooperate with Russia. At the same time, Russian companies are taking over their own internal market by fulfilling niches left by the foreign capital. [...]

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144th Edition of Foodcom DAIRY Newsletter

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Experts suggest that the current crisis will permanently change the dairy market. It is very likely that the upcoming year will be the time of the fittest for many dairy businesses. The present situation in the global market is complex: some producers are going green, others are successfully expanding with the help of funds, while some businesses and consumers are deeply affected by soaring inflation. [...]

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17th Edition of Foodcom PLANT-BASED Newsletter

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The conditions of crops throughout Europe seem to vary. In Poland, a non-governmental organization called the Grain and Feed Association, shared an overview on the harvests of staple crops. According to the statistics, the country's grain exports in the entire 2021/22 season amounted to more than 7 862 000 tons compared to 9 088 000 tons in the previous season. [...]

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15th edition of Foodcom PLANT-BASED Newsletter

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The noticeable shortage of sugars on the market continues. As we reported in our previous issue, some supermarket chains in Poland have begun rationing sugar sales after a rush of consumers fearing shortages and price increases thus emptying shelves in retail stores. Although specialists are certain it was only fear of further shortages that envoked later stages of the disruption, the issue also affected other parts of the supply chain. [...]

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14th edition of Foodcom PLANT-BASED Newsletter

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Wildfires in Southern Europe, that are raging in Portugal, Spain, France, and Croatia, are burning houses and threatening livelihoods. Most of the continent is hit by a heatwave that pushes temperatures into the mid-40 degree mark in numerous locations. For some this is the second heatwave in a few months. Regional authorities in the Salamanca province, in Spain, said more than 4,000 hectares of land were burned. [...]

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137th edition of Foodcom DAIRY Newsletter

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In Europe, high temperatures in June may have further affected cow welfare and accelerated the seasonal decline in milk production. In the case of Italy, a state of emergency has been declared due to the drought and efforts are underway to address the water crisis. Some experts fear that the water crisis will not bypass other European countries and thus the agricultural industry unscathed. [...]

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12th edition of Foodcom PLANT BASED Newsletter

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The market situation in Europe remains challenging. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) report, farmers in Ukraine have planted 20% fewer spring crops than they did a year earlier due to the ongoing war. For now, up to a quarter of agricultural producers in Ukraine do not have access to necessary inputs and cannot get fuel for their machinery. [...]

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