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Global food prices hit three-year high in 2020

Jan. 7 (UPI) — World food prices hit a three-year high in 2020, a U.N. food agency said Thursday.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Index averaged 97.9 points in 2020, a 3.1% increase from 95 points in 2019, and the highest since it averaged 98 points in 2017, a U.N. FAO press release shows.

The FAO noted that the three-year high is still well below its peak of 131.9 points in 2011.

In December, the index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly-traded food commodities, averaged 107.5 points, after increasing for the seventh straight month.

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LA’s Food Trucks Try Not To Lose Their Lunch During The Pandemic: LAist

Customers order from a taco truck in Los Angeles on July 1, 2020. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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The pandemic has killed lunch. Nobody is mourning that death more than Los Angeles County’s 2,700 or so permitted food trucks, which park outside office buildings, construction sites, business districts and anywhere people gather in large numbers during the middle of the day. With many people working at home — or not working at

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6 Best Chef’s Knives Reviewed 2020 | Shopping : Food Network

This Miyabi Birchwood was the most expensive knife we tested, but we felt that the sharpness of the blade and precision of its cuts were unmatched. Its wafer-thin asymmetric blades create an exceptionally sharp blade and smooth cutting edge, making it live up to the product’s tagline: Beauty of sharpness. The knife was a pleasure to use and yielded precise cuts for all of the prep tasks: slicing into a tomato was like cutting through paper, our eyes didn’t water at all while cutting into and slicing an onion, there was virtually no bruising on the basil, and no sticking

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Clean Label Food Trend Argues well for Dried Spices Market, while

Dried Spices Market

The latest study done by Fact.MR on the dried spices market opines that dried spices have a positive perception among consumers, as these are thought to be beneficial to health and well-being. In Asia Pacific, dried spices have been used for centuries in household cooking owing to their benefits in flavoring as well as their medicinal properties. Their popularity has witnessed an increase in Europe and North America, with many households and restaurants adopting dried spices in cooking. Increasing awareness about the benefits of dried spices is likely to contribute to the growth of the market during

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Beloved Food Brands That Disappeared in 2020

It’s a fact of life that as tastes and trends change, foods come and go. And so we learn to accept the loss of, say, our favorite classic snack foods or these 50 foods that simply ceased to exist. But 2020? Now, this has been a year like no other in terms of its comings and goings.

Old-time restaurants we thought would always be there for us have shuttered their doors—even famous restaurants like these. Sure, we’ve embraced the whole eating-at-home thing. We’ve even learned patience as we waited for our grocery stores to restock their empty

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