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COVID-19 Pandemic Halts Global Trade of Potatoes and Cereals Creating a Food Security Challenge

COVID-19 Pandemic Halts Global Trade of Potatoes and Cereals Creating a Food Security Challenge

May 13, 2020
COVID-19 has shaken the whole world-impacting society and the global economy similar to the effect of a world war.
Taco Bell® Unveils New Innovation In Nacho Fries Epic Return: Buffalo Chicken

Taco Bell® Unveils New Innovation In Nacho Fries Epic Return: Buffalo Chicken

January 24, 2020
To kick off 2020, Taco Bell confirmed the critically-acclaimed Nacho Fries were set to return to menus for the fifth time. Nacho Fries have been a fan-favorite at Taco Bell since their initial debut in January 2018.
U.S. potato exports of frozen, dehy and fresh have all posted modest gains through the first three quarters of the July 2018 – June 2019 marketing year. (Courtesy: Potato News Today)

United States Potato Export sales trending up, despite trade wars

May 17, 2019
United States potato exports of frozen, dehy and fresh have all posted modest gains through the first three quarters of the July 2018 – June 2019 marketing year.
Amazon and Whole Foods Market announce immediate changes as acquisition closes this Monday

Amazon and Whole Foods Market announce immediate changes as acquisition closes this Monday

August 24, 2017
Amazon and Whole Foods Market today announced that Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market will close on Monday August 28, 2017 and a number of changes will be implemented right away.
Market Basket Survey: US Food prices down 8% compared to last year, but potatoes slightly more expensive

Market Basket Survey: US Food prices down 8% compared to last year, but potatoes slightly more expensive

September 29, 2016
Lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, whole milk, cheddar cheese, chicken breast, sirloin tip roast and ground chuck resulted in a decrease in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Fall Harvest Marketbasket Survey. However, potato prices were up slightly.
Información de la papa en Centroamérica, República Dominicana y Panamá

Información de la papa en Centroamérica, República Dominicana y Panamá

July 18, 2016
Esta iniciativa de la Organización de Información de Mercados de las Américas (OIMA) con el apoyo de la Agencia para el Desarrollo Internacional de Estados Unidos (USAID), coloca a disposición de productores y entidades vinculadas con el desarrollo de los países, un sistema de consulta rápido, dinámico y sencillo que integra y administra la información de productos agrícolas de importancia en Centroamérica, República Dominicana y Panamá.
PEI Potatoes Remain a Cost-Effective Vegetable for Canadian Consumers

PEI Potatoes Remain a Cost-Effective Vegetable for Canadian Consumers

January 16, 2016
The softening Canadian dollar has in many cases driven up the cost of imported produce and this is being reflected in grocery store prices. However, one staple vegetable that has not experienced the same jump in prices is Prince Edward Island Potatoes.
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Canadians more frugal due to rising food prices

May 16, 2013
Most (84 per cent) Canadians believe the food they typically purchase has increased in price over the past year, according to the quarterly RBC Canadian Consumer Outlook Index (RBC CCO).
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Global Food Crisis may hit us very soon says IFPRI director-general

August 16, 2012
A global food crisis may “hit us very soon” as a drought ravages corn crops in the U.S., the world’s largest grower, the International Food Policy Research Institute said. Governments must act to prevent the crisis, Shenggen Fan, director-general of t...
Are healthy foods really more expensive?

Are healthy foods more expensive than junk food? No, it depends...

May 17, 2012
Most Americans consume diets that fall short of the recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010. A common perception is that diets consistent with the recommendations are not affordable. This perception may be influenced by studies th...
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The November FAO Food Price Index nearly unchanged from October

December 08, 2011
FAO Food Price Index November 2011 The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 215 points in November 2011, marginally (1 point) down  from October and 10 percent (23 points) below its February 2011 peak. Among the various commodities, a recovery of...
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Wal-Mart halts sales slump through grocery business

November 16, 2011
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had its first quarterly sales increase in more than two years, saying efforts to avoid passing rising food costs to consumers fueled ongoing strength in the grocery department. The retailer’s grocery business continued its positiv...

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