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Ana Ionova

Can 'Big Brother' technology clean up palm oil's image?

11 Feb 2019

LONDON Some of the world's major palm oil users, including Nestle, Unilever, and Mondelez, are trying out new satellite technology to track deforestation, as pressure grows on them to source the ingredient responsibly. | Video

INSIGHT-Can "Big Brother" technology clean up palm oil's image?

11 Feb 2019

* Consumer Goods Forum has 2020 zero net deforestation target

Fairtrade to raise floor price, premium for cocoa farmers

03 Dec 2018

LONDON, Dec 3 Fairtrade International will raise the floor price and fixed premium it requires companies to pay cocoa farmers for their beans under its scheme, the non-profit organisation said on Monday.

Betting on ethanol, Brazilian mills turn sour on sugar

03 Dec 2018

LONDON/SAO PAULO Brazilian sugar companies are increasing their capacity to produce ethanol in the face of depressed global sugar prices and government policies expected to boost demand for the biofuel.

Wave of Brazil conillon coffee boosts ICE exchange stocks

06 Nov 2018

LONDON Brazilian robusta coffee has been flowing into Europe - a market that traditionally doesn't consume it - with shipments in recent months fueled by tight exchange supplies and a slump in the country's currency, trade sources said. The coffee has rebuilt ICE Europe Futures certified stocks from multi-year lows and pushed nearby robusta prices to a discount, erasing the sizeable premiums that have dominated the market structure for months.

Wave of Brazil conillon coffee boosts ICE exchange stocks

06 Nov 2018

* Brazil conillon shipments for tender surged during real plunge

Wheat climbs as global supplies tighten; soybeans slip

01 Nov 2018

LONDON Wheat futures rose for a second session running on Thursday, supported by an expected boost to demand for U.S. supplies after a drop in output in key exporting countries.

GRAINS-Wheat climbs as global supplies tighten; soybeans slip

01 Nov 2018

* Corn firms after three-day decline, market eyes USDA data (Updates throughout, adds comment, detail)

World sugar market could swing to deficit in 2019/20 as Brazil, EU curb output: broker

11 Oct 2018

LONDON The world sugar market could see a shortfall in 2019/20 after two years of over-supply as Brazil and the European Union cut production, but strong Indian output will still weigh on the market, ADM Investor Services International said on Thursday.

Fairtrade ready to help food firms move to self-certification

10 Oct 2018

* Fairtrade looks to coach companies on in-house certification

World News

Democrats dubious as Trump dangles impeachment testimony offer

Democrats responded sceptically on Monday to President Donald Trump's declaration that he might be willing to testify in his impeachment inquiry and also said they were examining the truthfulness of his testimony in the Russia 2016 election interference probe.