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Deterioration of food security in Venezuela is “palpable”

By Natasha Spencer

Food shortages, economic slowdown and crop threat concerns are seemingly rife in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. We speak to Ricardo Rapallo, FAO Senior Policy Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean to find out what the current food security...

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Obesity on the rise in Brazil

By Niamh Michail

Rates of obesity in Brazil are on the rise, according to a Ministry of Health report, prompting renewed calls for front-of-pack warning labels.

Dr Oetker acquires Brazil's Mavalério

Dr Oetker acquires Brazil's Mavalério

By Niamh Michail

Brazilian confectionery and bakery decoration business Mavalério has been acquired by German food group Dr Oetker, a move they say will help drive sales in Brazil.

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ConMéxico: Anemia continues to be 'serious public health problem'

By Kacey Culliney

Mexico has a number of programs in place targeting malnutrition, including mandatory flour fortification and premium milk distribution, but actions must be strengthened, says the Mexican Council of the Consumer Products Industry ConMéxico.

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Mapping Brazil’s foodtech movement

By Niamh Michail

FoodTech Movement has created a map of Brazil’s food start-ups and entrepreneurial activity, which it says will help facilitate and speed up the food chain’s ‘tech revolution’.

Peruvian Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Fabiola Muñoz attended an event to celebrate World Milk Day; a breakfast with 200 children from various hostels in Huamanga.

Peruvian government invests $19m in dairy technology

By Jim Cornall

MINAGRI, the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, through its AGROIDEAS program (Compensation Program for Competitiveness), has co-financed business plans related to the adoption of technology for 6,167 small and medium dairy farms.

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Amaranth reclaims its superfood status in Mexico

By Niamh Michail

Amaranth, Mexico’s native grain is now part of the country's 'basic basket' of goods, an official come-back for this nutritious superfood that was sacred to the Aztecs. We look at how manufacturers can use it in their products.

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THE INGREDIENTS SHOW

Growing single origin trend to ‘transform Colombia through chocolate’

By Flora Southey

Single origin chocolate is attracting strong sales and high product satisfaction among consumers. For ingredient suppliers, this presents an opportunity to give back to the rural communities growing the commodity. FoodNavigator caught up with an analyst,...

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