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World food price in August the lowest since February 2021

By |September 25, 2023|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Dairy & Eggs, Edible Oils, Livestock & Poultry, Sugar, Sweeteners, Wheat|Tags: , , , , , |

FAO’s Food Price Index (FPI) fell 2.1 percent in August to 116.7 (adjusted for inflation), down 13.3 percent YOY and its lowest level since [...]

Steep price gains for corn products

By |May 1, 2023|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Market Prices, Sweeteners|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Producer Price Indexes for industry track several corn wet milling–specific price trends, including starch, corn sweeteners, and wet milling [...]

McKeany-Flavell Hot Commodity Podcast

By |March 24, 2023|Categories: Cocoa & Chocolate, Corn & Soy Complex, Dairy & Eggs, Edible Oils, Energy, Fruit & Fruit Concentrates, Market Prices, Market Trends, Risk Management & Hedging, Sugar, Sweeteners, Wheat|Tags: , , , , |

Tune in to McKeany-Flavell's Hot Commodity Podcast Series! If you want to become more familiar with the world of commodities and empower yourself with [...]

Update on beverage & junk food taxes around the world

By |March 17, 2023|Categories: Market Trends, Sugar, Sweeteners|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The new ultra-conservative Israeli administration immediately canceled a soft drink tax (and a tax on disposable plasticware) without any public consultation and was criticized [...]

Sugar & sweetened beverage tax updates: Latin America

By |November 10, 2022|Categories: Market Trends, Sugar, Sweeteners|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

As lifestyles and diets evolved, especially in developing nations, death rates due to noncommunicable diseases (NCD) such as diabetes and heart disease have continued [...]

Trapped in a commodity market funhouse?

By |October 26, 2022|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Edible Oils, Energy, Risk Management & Hedging, Sugar, Sweeteners, Wheat|Tags: , , , , , , |

Maybe the funhouse seemed like a harmless way to spend a warm afternoon at the corn carnival (we all call the corn market that, right?): [...]

Commodity ingredient intelligence

By |August 29, 2022|Categories: Biofuels, CBD, Cocoa & Chocolate, Corn & Soy Complex, Dairy & Eggs, Edible Oils, Energy, Ethanol, Fruit & Fruit Concentrates, Honey, Market Prices, Nutmeats, Sugar, Sweeteners, Wheat|Tags: , , , , |

We hope you have been finding our In the Know blog both useful and informative. But did you know that our IQ Ingredient Intelligence [...]

Sharp swings in U.S. tapioca starch imports

By |July 15, 2022|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Specialty Ingredients, Sweeteners, Wheat|Tags: , , , , , , |

The U.S. has seen some wild monthly fluctuations in imports of tapioca (cassava) starch since last September, as world demand increased with recovery from [...]