Pandemic triggers demand for immunity-boosting food, tipping market dynamics

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The Covid-19 pandemic is changing food habits in India, and food and dairy companies are getting into the game by launching new products that they say help boost our immune systems to prepare us better to battle the coronavirus, Shampa Bahadur reports. Boosting immune system has never felt more urgent. Since the outbreak of the […]

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Flood and landslide damage coffee and other plantations in Karnataka and Kerala; crop loss to the extent of 33%

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Floods and landslides in Karnataka and Kerala have damaged vast land holdings of coffee and spice crops in plantations that supply the bulk of India’s demand. The Coffee Board has done preliminary surveys (current year) in the calamity-affected areas in Karnataka and Kerala to estimate the damage to coffee plantations due to floods and landslides. […]

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Daily Masala

Here is what others are talking about this morning: Asian shares near six-week high on oil, Fed expectations Oil stays near eight-month high on U.S. inventory draw Shell CEO eyes top spot with post-BG deal refocus BHP, Glencore Said to Bid for Anglo’s Australian Coal Mines Export demand, monsoon hold the key to turmeric prices […]

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Bulls surface in Indian agri-commodities, push up chana, jeera and mustard futures

The bulls made their presence felt in the agro commodities market in the afternoon session on Thursday, as traders ramped up futures prices of chana, cottonseed oil cake, jeera and mustard seeds on modest volumes. However, futures of coriander, barley and turmeric remained under pressure. The Dhaanya Index rose 15 points, to 0.5 percent, to 2,984 points […]

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