The Canadian Wheat New Crop Missions 2018 are taking place over six weeks and includes missions to 17 top markets for wheat and durum. The current market is difficult for durum growers, as prices are well below the cost of production.
Barry Callebaut, the manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, announced that as of December 6th that 44 per cent of the cocoa and 44 per cent of the other ingredients that they use for its products are sustainably sourced.
Corbion, global supplier of sustainable bio-based food and biochemical ingredients, has signed on as a member of the North American Sustainable Palm Oil Network (NASPON), through which major industry players in the region are collaborating to create a greener palm oil supply chain.
Fairtrade International will raise the Fairtrade Minimum Price for conventional cocoa from $2,000 to $2,400 per metric tonne at the point of export (FOB), marking a 20 per cent increase. For organic cocoa, the Fairtrade price will be $300 above the market price or the Fairtrade Minimum Price, whichever is higher at the time of sale.
Where consumers in 2018 were concerned with "disruptions" in the food industry, 2019 will be about "shifting," according to Nourish Marketing. The new trend report published by Nourish marketing noted that last year's ftrens were about disruption in the way we source and purchase food, changes in when and how we eat, and the the intersection of technology and food. The upcoming year appears to be focused larly on the shift from "mindful" eating to "virtuous consumption" from emotion eating towards more mindful, hunger-based food changes. Nourish's report states that there will be more focuses on gut health, as more consumers are becoming more interested in learning about the human microbiome. Last, the report discusses the effect that packaging and waste will have on consumers. As more awareness surrounds plastic usage and climage change, more clients are concerned about how their food system might be contributing to pollution. Reducing plastic bags and wasteful packaging were among the concerns that this study had mined. The overal trend for sugar, and flour will likely remain the same, however, interest in how and where ingredients were sourced will change, as blockchain is making information more accessible for consumers and bakeries alike. Nourish's trend report can be read here: http://www.nourish.marketing/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/the2019trendreport-nourish-AGRI-digital.pdf
The Canada Grains Council President, Tyler Bjornson released the following statement applauding the Government of Canada on recent progress to combat non-tariff trade barriers.
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