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Cereal breakthrough: Scientists unveil wild wheat genome sequence capable of boosting future food production

Scientists have identified the genome sequence of Wild Emmer - the ancestor of modern wheat - which could enable them to cherry-pick the more advantageous genes and characterists involved in domestication. Pic: ©iStock/monsitj

For the first time, researchers have identified the genome sequence of Wild Emmer – the original form of nearly all domesticated wheat – which will have a significant impact on global food safety and security.

The sharp increase in the butter price is causing a flurry of concern among manufacturers of butter-rich baked goods and patisseries. Pic: ©iStock/yanast

Rising butter price stirs up discontent in bakery and pastry sector

The growing global grain consumption trend will contribute to an average annual growth rate of about 2%, with no significant acceleration or deceleration, predict analysts. Pic: ©iStock/Six Dun

Sluggish growth forecast for global cereal sector to 2025, says analyst

New strains of wheat rust were found in numerous regions across the world last year. Pic: ©iStock/Volokhatiuk

Rust continues to damage world wheat supplies

Worldwide inventories of cereals forecast that cereal production will reach an all-time record level by the end of seasons in 2017. Pic: ©iStock/lisaaMC

World cereal prices rise, despite all-time high stocks

Real Good Food saw positive growth leading up to the Christmas period, despite Brexit and the increase in butter prices. Pic: ©iStock/Kate Smirnova

Real Good Food grows 8% in Q3 in face of Brexit

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ADM has doubled the production lines for sunflower seed preparation at its Chornomorsk crush facility in the Ukraine. Pic: ©iStock/Dianazh

ADM sells stake in GrainCorp; completes revamp of Ukraine oilseed plant

A child on a palm oil plantation operated by Indonesian agri-giant Wilmar. © Amnesty International

Wilmar palm oil produced using child labour in dangerous conditions: Amnesty International

Haze from Indonesia's forest fires last year spread to neighbouring countries, such as Krabi, Thailand, and has returned this year. © iStock/NuttKomo

Palm oil industry under fire as Indonesia’s haze drama continues

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