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Nigel Hunt

Cheaper cocoa may not be a recipe for lower chocolate prices

03 Aug 2020

LONDON Chocolate fans will not necessarily benefit from predictions of a fall in cocoa prices this year. A Reuters poll of London cocoa futures published on Monday forecast cocoa would cost 10% less at the end of the year because of rising production and a hit to demand from the coronavirus crisis.

Raw sugar seen posting annual loss as surplus looms: Reuters poll

31 Jul 2020

LONDON Raw sugar futures look set to end this year near current levels but post an annual loss as the COVID-19 pandemic buoys supply and dents demand, a Reuters poll of 11 traders and analysts showed on Friday.

Hail, high water and lockdown: Europe's fruit growers prepare for tough harvest

31 Jul 2020

PARIS/LONDON Europe's been eating more fruit under lockdown, by all accounts. The problem is, it could struggle to find people to pick it.

GRAINS-Corn edges up after four days of losses, soybeans soften

30 Jul 2020

* Abundant global wheat supplies seen keeping a lid on prices (Adds quote, updates prices)

Overfishing on the rise as global consumption climbs - U.N. agency

08 Jun 2020

LONDON More than a third of the fish stocks around the world are being overfished and the problem is particularly acute in developing countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a report on Monday.

Frozen fare cold comfort for fishing industry battered by coronavirus

11 May 2020

CAPE COD, Massachusetts/LONDON Frozen fish sticks and canned salmon have made a comeback as the coronavirus crisis keeps people home, forcing a change of tack for the fishing industry that usually turns to restaurants from Paris to New York and Shanghai to serve their fresh seafood.

RPT-INSIGHT-Coronavirus upends global food supply chains in latest economic shock

06 Apr 2020

* Cows fed strawberries in India, watermelons rot in California

Coronavirus upends global food supply chains in latest economic shock

04 Apr 2020

SATARA, India, SINGAPORE, LONDON In the fertile Satara district in western India, farmers are putting their cattle on an unorthodox diet: Some feed iceberg lettuce to buffalo. Others feed strawberries to cows.

Fresh produce in Europe set to be more scarce as coronavirus strikes

26 Mar 2020

NAIROBI/LONDON Fresh fruit and vegetables will become increasingly scarce in Europe, suppliers warn, as the coronavirus pandemic hampers the global movement of produce and of the people needed to gather crops. | Video

UPDATE 1-IGC forecasts record world grains crop in 2020/21

26 Mar 2020

* IGC says transport restrictions could disrupt plantings (Adds quotes, background)

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