5 Startups that are changing the way we think about food

5 Startups that are changing the way we think about food

The food industry is evolving. Gone are the days where the only way to get groceries was to take a trip to the store and when a burger was only made with beef.  As consumers demand more transparent, convenient, and efficient ways to shop for, cook, and eat food,...
Almond & Macadamia Nuts in High Demand

Almond & Macadamia Nuts in High Demand

US almond crop prospects have improved recently, resulting in some cheaper offers, and prices could retreat further still, according to industry sources. Strong demand for the nuts is also expected to continue although some uncertainties persist, including how trade...
Cost of Peanuts & Pecans on the Rise

Cost of Peanuts & Pecans on the Rise

Read all about how the Argentine shortfall is pushing up peanut costs and why pecans are still expensive… Argentine shortfall pushes up peanut costs A smaller world crop of peanuts, in large part down to Argentine weather problems, has been pushing up wholesale costs...
Madagascar to Expand its Vanilla Growing Regions

Madagascar to Expand its Vanilla Growing Regions

Vanilla is flavouring derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla and is the second most expensive spice after saffron because growing the vanilla seedpods is rather labour intensive! Around 80% of the worlds exquisite spice comes from Madagascar, and the part that...
What’s the Real Cost of our Food?

What’s the Real Cost of our Food?

Typically, agricultural productivity is generally measured by yield and cost per hectare. This metric, however, provides us with an incomplete picture of what the true costs and benefits are when associated with agriculture and food value chains. Current methods of...
Macadamias: The Superfood that’s Good for You and Your Portfolio

Macadamias: The Superfood that’s Good for You and Your Portfolio

The macadamia nut industry may be young but it’s developing at a rapid pace because of growing global market demand. Deemed as a “superfood”, macadamias are not only good for human health, but for your investment portfolios too. Globally macadamia supply...
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