After soaring in the spring, prices for timber, corn, soybeans and other commodities have returned to Earth. Coffee is heading in the opposite direction. What’s happening: Robusta coffee futures, commonly used in the production of espresso, have recently jumped to $ 2,024 per ton, the highest level in four years. Analysts point out bad weather in Brazil and COVID-19 restrictions in Vietnam. “Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer,” Warren Patterson, ING’s chief product strategy officer, told me. “This year we had a pretty bad drought, which was followed by frost and a serious blow to coffee trees.” Arabica futures
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.
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
Shraddha Kapoor is known for her love for nature. She is often seen participating in various causes to conserve the environment. Her social media posts are also mostly about her affection for animals and our planet. The actress is celebrating World Nature Conservation Day on July 28 and also 2 years of becoming a vegetarian.
SHRADDHA KAPOOR MARKS 2 YEARS OF VEGETARIANISM
Shraddha Kapoor is one of the most stylish actresses, who always tries to do her bit to save nature. She became a vegetarian in July 2019 due to her love for animals and our planet. The actress shared
Shraddha Kapoor recently completed two years of being a vegetarian. The Stree actor took to Instagram to share why she decided to become one, highlighting her compassion for animals and the planet as the driving factor.
“As we all celebrate World Nature Conservation Day, I wanted to share that I completed 2 years of being vegetarian on 21/7/21. I decided to turn vegetarian for my love for animals and our planet. It’s made me happier and healthier. 🙃 Here’s celebrating 2 years of making a personal choice to #ChooseCompassion. Compassion towards animals, the environment, and myself,” she wrote.
A lifelong vegetarian received an unwelcome surprise when she ordered a meat-free McDonald’s sandwich last week but was mistakenly given chicken instead.
According to Gloucestershire Live, 50-year-old Louise Davies took her 11-year-old daughter to the Hardwicke, Gloucester, location’s drive-thru on Friday and ordered a “vegetarian burger”—an option offered at the chain’s UK locations. However, she was horrified when she bit down and immediately tasted chicken.
The McDonald’s website notes that the Vegetable Deluxe Sandwich is supposed to contain “red pepper & pesto goujons” in addition to lettuce and sauce on a sesame bun. Finding that the goujons, a type