After wheat, India caps sugar exports

India said it has capped sugar exports to safeguard its own supplies and ease inflation, days after a ban on wheat shipments sent global prices soaring in the wake of the Ukraine war. India — which according to the International Sugar Organization is the world’s second-largest sugar producer and exporter after Brazil — said on … Read more

In India, waiting for the monsoon | Business and EconomyNews

Dhis, India–On a searingly hot May afternoon, in Dhis village in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, Matadin Meena, a 72-year-old farmer, looked up at the sky and sighed. “Everything depends on the rain, and the harvest,” he said, wiping a bead of sweat from his creased forehead. “I want to know how much it will rain in … Read more

What Is ‘Paxlovid Mouth’ And Why Is It So Unpleasant?

Loss or alteration of taste (dysgeusia) is a common symptom of COVID. It’s also a side effect of several illnesses and medications, including Paxlovid, the new antiviral medication to treat COVID infection. Although it affects fewer than 6 percent of people who are given Paxlovid, some report a “horrible” taste that came on soon after … Read more

‘Step up now’: UN’s food agency presses billionaires for aid | FoodNews

Ukraine and Russia export a large chunk of critical food supplies to the international community, but Russia’s war in Ukraine has either interrupted or threatens to halt much of that flow. The head of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) is telling billionaires it’s “time to step up” as the global threat of food … Read more

US military plane flies in 35 tonnes of baby formula from Germany | FoodNews

The first shipment of infant formula lands in Indianapolis as part of the Biden administration’s efforts to address a critical shortage in the US. A military cargo plane carrying the first shipment of infant formula, weighing 35 tonnes (77,000 pounds), has landed in Indianapolis as part of the Biden administration’s “Operation Fly Formula” to import … Read more

SeedChange launches three local seed demo sites in Quebec to fight against rising food prices | lifestyles

With spring planting season upon us, as well as rising food prices and projections that the Ukraine-Russia conflict will exacerbate food insecurity everywhere, SeedChange – a non-profit organization that works with farmers to protect seeds and grow food sustainably – has announced a new initiative to help ensure a more resilient and affordable Canadian food … Read more

JM Smucker Has Recalled Some Jif Peanut Butter Products Due To Salmonella – CBS Tampa

JM Smucker is recalling some Jif peanut butter products due to salmonella. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — JM Smucker has recalled types of Jif peanut butter in the US because of a potential salmonella contamination. The company said that the peanut butter was sold nationwide and the recall includes more than 45 kinds … Read more

It’s sake time: Five places to enjoy some!

Food writer Nancy Matsumoto’s fascination with sake began a decade ago when she was writing about sake culture in New York City. “Sake is the 2,000-year-old ancient beverage of Japan, made by fermenting rice with water, yeast and a fungus called koji kin,” she explains. “People don’t realize how good craft sake is today, and … Read more

Average gas prices have hit $2 a liter. Here’s how Canadians are coping with soaring costs at the pump

As gasoline costs mount, many Canadians are changing driving habits and adjusting spending to cope with the financial impact.Michelle Siu/The Canadian Press With gas prices recently soaring past $2 per liter in much of the country, Canadians are feeling the pinch. Oil and gasoline prices have been on the rise much of this year, particularly … Read more