The plant protein transformation: does it add up?
What does a plant protein transformation actually mean for the normal functioning of crop markets?
Inflation and conflict are at the centre of our analysis this quarter as we explore, from the unique perspective of the commodity markets, how much of the recent run up in prices is structural rather than temporary. First Covid, then the invasion of Ukraine have clearly supported whatever inflationary forces were building in the global economy…
Cargill inaugurated a new corn wet mill in Pandaan, Indonesia on September 8. The $100 million facility was built during the pandemic and is for the production of corn based starches and sweeteners for Indonesia and international markets. An ongoing La Nina climate phenomenon may extend into its third year and disrupt crop production particularly in the US. This comes at the worst possible time when global grain prices have already touched record highs…
Features & Analysis
The state of the global economy
The strange new experience of the real adjustment of prices, output and interest rates.
Are grain prices changing direction?
Evidence suggests real commodity prices are firming up.
The great game of grains
The balance of power in grain markets is shifting. Will this cause more food and energy related conflict?
Off the page…
How to think about inflation
A good old fashioned model of inflation fit for modern times, including a little entertainment for a rainy day.
Do you need Alt-protein venture capital?
This is your last chance to apply to the Proveg incubator
Eating out in Vientiane: three of the best
Our guide to walking around and eating out in Vientiane.