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Food price index highest since 2014

The United Nations recently announced that the world food prices increased for the eleventh consecutive month in April 2021. It reached the highest level since May 2014. This announcement was made based on the Food Price Index released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation. Food Price Index The Food Price Index measures monthly changes of ..

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Global Sugar Supply Chains hit globally

The international sugar prices have fell from 15 USD to 12 USD per pound. Also, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has reduced its off-take from mills in the last 15 days. The sugar stock in the wholesale market and retail markets have been sold completely according to ISMA. Highlights The fresh sugar procurement in ..

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ICMR releases report on Sugar Intake of India, Report first of its kind

On January 5, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) released its report on sugar intake of India. The intake was measured in grams per day. The report was released based on a joint survey conducted by ICMR, NIN (National Institute of Nutrition), Hyderabad and ILSI (International Life Science Institute of India). The study ..

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WTO Dispute Settlement Panel to review India’s Sugar Subsidy

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has announced setting up of dispute settlement panel to review India’s sugar subsidy as requested by Brazil, Australia and Guatemala. What are the Objections against India? The countries allege that: India has massively increased the level of domestic support under its support regime for sugarcane and sugar. India has almost doubled ..

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Marayoor Jaggery from Kerala gets GI Tag

The traditional and handmade ‘Marayoor Jaggery’ from Idukki district of Kerala has finally got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag that makes it safe for consumption while rejuvenating the traditional way of production and ensuring a safe market in future. It has been a long-term demand of farmers in Marayur and Kanthallur grama panchayats, where jaggery ..

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