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Food and agribusiness billionaires reportedly raised their collective wealth by 42 per cent in the last two years. (Shutterstock)

Food giants reap enormous profits during times of crisis

High food prices are exposing yet another risk of our hyper-concentrated global food system and strengthening the case for more diversified and decentralized alternatives.
Figuring out which foods garner more social media engagement will help restaurants and food content creators determine how to better amplify the reach of their online content. (Shutterstock)

Move over unicorn lattes, there’s a new Instagram trend in town: Normal-looking food

New research using AI finds that trendy, unique-looking foods generate less social media engagement than traditional, normal-looking foods.
A farmer holds kernels of oil palm fruits in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 17, 2022. Indonesia, one of the world’s top palm oil exporters has banned exports of cooking oil and its raw materials to reduce domestic shortages and hold down skyrocketing prices since late last month. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

The impact of Indonesia’s ban on palm oil exports reverberated across the globe

Over the past two years, labour restrictions, climate change and violent conflict have contributed to the record-breaking high prices of vegetable oil around the world.
The key to unlocking the benefits of new agricultural technologies is to develop food systems where the waste products from one step become valuable inputs in another. (Shutterstock)

5 technologies that will help make the food system carbon neutral

The world is facing one of the century’s biggest challenges: How to nutritiously feed the growing population, address climate change and not destroy the ecosystems on which we all depend for life.

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