The UN warned Tuesday that a pandemic of the new coronavirus could lead to “major” famines around the world. David Beasley, director of the World Food Program (WFP), points out that urgent steps need to be taken to avoid catastrophes. According to the World Food Crisis Report released by WFP, at least 135 to 250 million people may be starved.
Many US States and Cities issued closure orders in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The list of state and city orders according to USA Today:
- Missouri’s two largest cities issued stay-at-home orders Saturday. The St. Louis mandate, which also applies to St. Louis County, begins Monday, and the one for Kansas City and its metro area goes into effect Tuesday.
- New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell directed residents to stay at home.
- San Miguel County, Colorado, is under a shelter-in-place order until April 3.
- Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, is under a shelter-in-place order until April 7.
- Blaine County, Idaho, is under a shelter-in-place order.
- Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced that all New York residents must stay home “to the maximum extent possible.”
- The State of California is under a stay at home order.
- Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a “stay-at-home” that will last until at least April 7.
- In Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday announced an executive order directing all nonessential businesses and not-for-profit entities to close.
- Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Friday told residents to stay home, calling the directive “both an order and a public awareness campaign.”
- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Saturday that he would be ordering residents to stay at home.
- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all “non-life-sustaining” businesses to close.
The fortified rice market is anticipated to record a CAGR of 6.5% over the forecast period. It is expected to reach the total market size of $28 billion by 2027. The growing demand to enhance the nutritional content of food items, coupled with high consumption of rice across the globe is anticipated to boost growth of the overall rice fortification market.
Are you planning to lose weight by ditching food? Give it a second thought. According to a study, eating less or crash dieting may give you temporary results, but they also have permanent side-effects. The negatives of crash dieting include- dizziness, muscle aches, weak immune system and what not! But what if someone said that you didn’t have to compromise on food to achieve fitness? Eating right and adequate physical exercises go hand in hand. By combining both, you can keep your body fit and healthy and also avoid ailments such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, etc.
Future Market Insights (FMI), in its report, projects the global chia seed market to register a healthy 5.5% CAGR, in terms of volume, during the forecast period 2017 to 2027. Global sales of chia seeds will reach nearly 66,000 MT in 2017; by 2027 this number is estimated to surpass 100,000 MT.
A restaurant has a huge responsibility to serve food that is safe to eat or consume. However, there are some basic steps and measures you can take in order to reduce the risk of food poisoning when eating outside your home.
Diverse types of food can make you sick. Food that contains dangerous viruses and bacteria may not taste, smell or look, any different from food that is safe. Food-poisoning bacteria and viruses are either in the food or are transferred to the food during cooking, preparation, serving or storage.
Genetically Modified Foods or GM Foods that have been in the news for quite some time have made us think about the effects of such food on all organisms. The high demand for nutritious food items with longer shelf life is estimated to be a major factor behind the expansion of the market over the next decade.
Leaked British government documents say the UK could encounter a shortage of fuel, food, and medicine if they leave the European Union without an agreement in October. The documents, published in the Sunday Times, reveal predictions of chaos in the UK, and the return of roadblocks on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, which could fuel protests.
We have all learned that Reddit can be an invaluable resource for all kinds of news and information. But, perhaps it’s most useful for unvarnished truth-telling. Here are some comments from Redditors who have worked the other side of the counter at some famous fast food chain restaurants. If you think your biggest worry is employees spitting in your food (or, Yikes! – much worse!) what they have to say may make some customers swear off fast food for good. Let’s just call it “The Reddit Diet.”
According to Market Research Future (MRFR)’s latest study, the global hydroponics market is set to expand at a healthy CAGR of 6.39% during the forecasted period 2015 to 2022. The valuation of the hydroponics market is expected to reach $27.29 billion by the end of 2022. The depletion of natural resources and exponential increase in the population have accelerated the adoption of hydroponics. It helps in the cultivation of crops without soil by using nutrient solutions in a water solvent.
Actually, there is no “secret” menu at McDonald’s. Most franchise outlets offer seasonal items or cater to local tastes. The real secret is up to your own imagination. And budget. Creative types have come up with smart ways to blend items off the regular menu to whip up some unique taste sensations. And, it doesn’t hurt to save a few bucks. So, here are 15 “secret” combos you can enjoy for yourself at the local Mickey D’s…
This week, Durig Capital provides a brief update on 99 Cents Only Stores LLC, a deep discount retailer whose bonds we have reviewed in the past for our Fixed Income 2 (FX2) High Yield Managed Income Portfolio. 99 Cents Only Stores has recently been challenged by its outstanding debt obligations. Here are some of the highlights:
Deep discount retailer 99 Cents Only Stores recently completed an arrangement with creditors which would eliminate many of their short term debt obligations.
Debt to equity swaps are a common method companies use to improve liquidity.
Under the newly agreed upon terms, 99 Cents Only Stores will issue common and preferred stock for some of its outstanding debt.
Recent Financial Statements
Evolving consumers’ purchasing strategies have concurrently led to changes in the marketing strategies of manufacturers. At present, consumer reliance on a product is built on the basis of the available technical information about it such as the ingredients used in its making.
The global yogurt market has witnessed a steady growth over the past several years. The demand for yogurt is surging on account of the health benefits associated with its consumption along with the changing tastes and preferences of the consumers.
The global food packaging market has witnessed a stable growth over the past few years. The market is being driven by R&D activities by the manufacturers coupled with rising popularity of single-serve packaging which complements on-the-go consumption.
Food preservatives are substances added or sprayed in food to restrict the growth of fungi, bacteria, and other harmful microorganisms. Food preservatives are broadly classified as natural and synthetic. Natural food preservatives is dominating the market, according to stats provided by Coherent Market Insights in 2016.
Asian foods consist of Chinese, Thai and Indian food. It has become extremely popular in Fast food segment in western countries as it is believed to be more nutritious than conventional fast food such as burgers, pizza, pasta, burritos, taco and sandwiches. The market is highly fragmented worldwide and many small players operate as exclusive restaurants or as chained restaurants.
Batch peeling is a cost-effective and simple way of peeling potatoes, carrots and other root vegetables. Batch peelers are equipment designed for mechanical vegetable peeling. Generally, commercial batch peelers are made from stainless steel and offer high capacity and production. For peeling purposes, batch peelers are equipped with silicon carbide abrasives.
The dehydrated food market is gaining popularity over the years to come owing to increasing requirement for food products, with a longer timeframe of authentic usability along with seasonal products, all over the year is backing the expansion.
The confectionery market is expected to foresee expansion over the years to follow, globally. Generally, confections are high in calorie and low in nutrients, however, the sugar-free confections are gaining recognition in the ongoing years because of aspects, for example, changing lifestyle, increasing health and nutritional concerns, rising obesity rate and growing number of diabetic patients.
Insects are generally considered as bug for crops and animals. However the usage of insects for eatable purpose has showcased an uplift over the past few years due to varied advantages. It has been noticed that the consumption of edible insects has contributed to positive livelihood and health for both animals and human being. Rising consumption of sustainable based diets due to affordability, safety and easy accessibility has intensified the demand for edible insects across the globe.
Transparent packaging is more consumer appealing in the market, as the product need to be highlighted on the retail shelves. Manufacturer uses sandwich containers instead of plastic film wrapped around a sandwich. According to some manufacturers, sandwich containers increases life of the product up to 3 days.
Food wastes mainly consists of oils, fats, and by-products of animals which is converted into sellable commodities that includes tallow, high protein meat, and grease among others. These commodities are used in production of biofuels, soap, animal feed, cosmetics, toothpaste, leather, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, etc. Food waste is emerging as a social and economic problem with consequential implications on environment.
Food cans are leakage, tamper-proof and maintain the nutritional value of the product. Food cans are highly preferred by the consumers especially for dry and granular food products. Food cans are impeccable choice for the customers due to its high barrier properties.
Today’s consumer is more aware of environmental concerns and demanding convenient packaging solutions which are sustainable as well as cost-effective. Thus, various cutter-box manufacturers are focusing on high-quality, integrated, premium, and economical packaging solutions in order to attract and retain their consumers.
“Corona Del Mar,” sounds to be appealing when heard, especially when someone experiences to dine at the famous restaurant named Bandera. It is located at the East Pacific Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar in California. The restaurant is famous for their Campfire Rib-Eye with thickly sliced tomatoes and blue cheese for $39 and Banana Cream Pie with caramel and chocolate for only $12. But you can boost your appetite with their starters like Grilled Artichokes, Nice Little House Salad, Dip Duo and many more. If your family is planning to go there, it would be best to make early reservations since a lot of people would come to eat dinner at the restaurant. They are open from 4:30 pm until 9:30 pm daily. For sure, you’ll most likely come again to try other cuisines at Bandera in Corona Del Mar.