Premarket stocks: Coffee prices haven’t been this high in 4 years

What’s happening: Futures for robusta coffee, which is often used to make espresso, recently jumped as high as $2,024 per tonne, their highest level in four years. Analysts are pointing to adverse weather in Brazil as well as Covid-19 restrictions in Vietnam.

“Brazil is the largest coffee producer in the world,” Warren Patterson, ING’s head of commodities strategy, told me. “They’ve been hit with quite a bad drought this year and it’s been followed by frost,” which has seriously harmed the country’s coffee trees.

Arabica futures for December are up 3% this month after climbing 18% in July.

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Open Farm dog food is the key to your pet’s health

If you are a pet mom or dad, then you’re likely used to putting your furry friend’s needs ahead of yours. Naturally, giving your fur baby the best chances of having a long, healthy life is a top priority — but have you really stopped to investigate what your pup’s food is made of?

Feeding your dog the best possible food available is certainly a huge part of a successfully healthy lifestyle. While there are plenty of brands on the

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One in three using Paul McCartney’s Meat Free Monday turn vegetarian after five years

One in three meat-eaters who follow Meat Free Monday (MFM) for five years and beyond turn vegetarian, a new study claims.

Research by the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) and MFM has found that more than 30 per cent of those who engaged with the programme for five years or more stopped eating meat, with 20 per cent of those who engaged for three to five-years.

The MFM campaign, which was founded by Paul McCartney and his daughters Mary and Stella in 2009, encourages people to eat a plant-based diet once a week. The idea is to help reduce

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I Start Each Day With Coffee, but This Concentrate Broke My Usual Routine

There are few things about my routine I take more seriously than my morning cup of coffee. I start each day with fresh coffee from my french press – all the way from grinding the coffee beans, to boiling water in a kettle, and perfecting the amount of time before pouring it into my favorite mug. Especially during the pandemic, it has become a ritual that fuels me both mentally and physically.

Aside from the time it takes from start to finish, the only flaw is that I also love iced coffee. My process remains the same,

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With recipes and creativity, food banks better utilize donations

Senior Pastor John Embrey prepares to place a U.S. Department of Agriculture commodity box in a vehicle during the Aug. 26 distribution at Greenwood United Methodist Church.

While food often solves the immediate problem of hunger, if people are unable to access or cook what they receive it only creates more problems.

As a ministry of Greenwood United Methodist Church, the GUMC Food Bank hosts a monthly distribution, passing out bags of food along with U.S. Department of Agriculture commodity boxes for eligible recipients. The church receives items from the River Valley Regional Food Bank as a partner agency.

Lyn Poplin, executive pastor of the Greenwood church, noticed bags of split peas were being placed in the outdoor food pantry next to the church parking lot. The

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Better health through better eating

Some of the most effective medicine for good health doesn’t come from the pharmacy. It can be found in our refrigerators or pantries. What we eat plays a huge role in our well-being. Spreading that message is the mission for the University of Utah Center for Community Nutrition (UCCN).

The center was created in 2017 to advance public health through community outreach. The team is made up of registered dietitians, community nutritionists and faculty members, as well as master’s students at the University of Utah College of Health who are studying nutrition, said Dr. Julie Metos, UCCN executive director.

“Our

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