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Financial Failure and Fundamentals: The markets in 2008 and impact on businesses in the food system

2008 was marked by a financial crisis, serious pain from rising costs of energy, and eroding economic fundamentals. Thirty-eight US banks have failed since 2008 began, another 16 in 2009 (FDIC), and “shotgun” acquisitions kept other weak financial institutions from failing. No wonder the American Dialect Society’s 2008 word of the year was “bailout!”... Read more

Exhibition Fruit Logistica: What goes on in the business?

Fruit Logistica was held in Berlin from February 5-7, 2009. This is a fair with a great power to bring people in; during the three days “all” global fruit and vegetable traders meet, as well as the international suppliers of postharvest materials. We also start to see some seed materials.... Read more