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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

'Will Africa produce the food or will feeding Africa become a global challenge?'

By Jane Byrne

Africa will be home to 25% of the global population in 2050, and the demand for animal-sourced food is projected to be extraordinarily high on that continent in the coming decades, but production will be challenged to keep pace with consumption, says...

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

‘Taxing meat is wrong, dangerously wrong’

By Jane Byrne

Policymakers globally have been weighing up the benefits of taxing meat, much in the same way as sugar, carbon emissions and tobacco. However, a Zurich based scientist and entrepreneur believes such a levy on meat would be disastrous.

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Profits at Louis Dreyfus undermined by soy trading strategy

By Jane Byrne

Agri-commodity trader, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), has reported a fall in half-year profits, seeing a negative impact from its hedging strategy. It said it had taken a hit on derivative contracts used to lock in margins in its soybean business.

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US corn races toward harvest while soybeans saunter

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The 2018 soybean crop is proceeding slightly ahead of last year in reaching maturity and harvest, however, the corn crop continues to mature rapidly and is setting a quick pace for harvest.

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Trilateral NAFTA revamp deal struck

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The US, Canada and Mexico have revised the North American Free Trade Agreement and are drawing praise from members of the feed industry.

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Q1 2019 animal nutrition earnings down for Cargill

By Jane Byrne

Cargill published its first quarter FY 2019 results yesterday. The US agribusiness giant said adjusted operating earnings for the period, ending 31 August, totaled $883m, nearly matching the $888m of last year’s comparative period.