12 Oct, 2021

World food prices

The head of the American food concern Kraft Heinz, Miguel Patricio, urged buyers around the world to come to terms with high food prices. He told about this in an interview with BBC.

He explained that there are several reasons for the rise in prices. Firstly, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the supply of products necessary for production has been disrupted. Second, against the backdrop of the global economic recovery, production is not keeping pace with demand, and the rise in energy prices has increased the costs of producers.

Patricio is confident that food prices will continue to rise, because the planet’s population is growing, and the area of ​​land where you can grow food is not increasing. “I think it depends on us, on the industry and on other companies, we must try to keep price increases to a minimum,” concluded the head of Kraft Heinz. At the same time, the corporation itself has already increased prices for more than half of its products in the United States and will be forced to do so in other markets, Patricio admitted.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), world food prices in August rose 33 percent from last year, breaking a record in 60 years. The main reason was the increase in the cost of vegetable oil, grain crops and meat. The jump in prices was also helped by extreme weather conditions caused by global warming, with many countries experiencing unprecedented droughts.

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Business will be obliged to pay for the accumulated environmental damage, and the owners of hazardous enterprises will not be able to sell them without paying these costs from September 1, 2022. For this, a law prepared by the Russian government will be adopted.

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McCartney blamed Lennon for the breakup of The Beatles. The musician said that Lennon was the first to announce his departure from the group because he wanted to relax and spend more time with Yoko Ono. According to McCartney, if not for Lennon’s departure, the groups could have existed longer.

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The FSB has not ruled out criminal prosecution for smart glasses from Facebook. The FSB believes that the glasses from Facebook with cameras and a microphone have the characteristics of a device designed for the secret receipt of information: in some cases, criminal punishment may threaten for the circulation of such devices.

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The European Union has expanded the blacklist on the reunification of Crimea with the Russian Federation, adding eight people to it, including the head of the Crimean FSB.

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Alexander Bastrykin, Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, presented a medal to Roman Kovalev, who stood up for a girl in the Moscow metro and was beaten up because of this.

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The Russian woman was detained in Italy on suspicion of cyber fraud, according to the Consulate General in Genoa. ANSA previously reported that a 40-year-old Russian citizen was detained by postal police officers on suspicion of belonging to a criminal organization engaged in cyber fraud and money laundering. Italian media indicate that the woman has two minor children.

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The Consulate General of Belarus in New York from October 21 will stop working at the request of the American side.

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The number of incidents during humanitarian operations in Afghanistan has been steadily declining, the UN Secretary General said. He also said that the Afghan economy was crumbling and called on the world community to fill it with liquidity. UN Secretary General called for assistance to Afghanistan now, otherwise “the world will pay a high price”: drug flows, the number of terrorist networks will increase

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The German delegation held talks in Doha with representatives of the Taliban movement (banned in Russia), the meeting took place in a business atmosphere, the German Foreign Ministry reported.

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Twitter has introduced a feature to remove followers for all users. When removed from subscribers, the excluded user will not be notified of this.

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The new Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, said that Tokyo’s sovereignty extends to the islands of the southern Kuril Islands.

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Following the proceedings, the Executive Council of the International Monetary Fund expressed full confidence in the head of this organization, Kristalina Georgieva.

The investigation began in connection with the publication in September of the audit report of the American company WilmerHale on the World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 report. The WilmerHale report criticizes IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, who served as the WB’s executive director in 2018.

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The representative of Russia said in The Hague that the jurisdiction of the International Arbitration does not extend to the incident with the Ukrainian sailors, since the matter concerns the military

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The court rejected Navalny’s claim against the Prosecutor General’s Office and Roskomnadzor, in which he asked to recognize the blocking of his YouTube channel as illegal, RIA Novosti was told in court

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Kyrgyz President Zhaparov signed a law according to which the right to appoint or dismiss the country’s prime minister passes to the head of state, the presidential press service told RIA Novosti.

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The Taliban stated that they found “undesirable persons” in the interim government of Afghanistan and the leadership of the movement (banned in the Russian Federation as a terrorist one) and decided to remove them from their posts

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Tomorrow, the new convocation of the State Duma will meet for the first session – 88 out of 450 new deputies won seats in parliament not because they were voted for in the elections. They received their mandates from elected candidates who did not want to go to parliament.

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The Czech PPF Group, which controls the Home Credit banking group, which specializes in consumer lending in Central and Eastern Europe, is looking for a buyer for its Russian subsidiary, Frank RG reports, citing bankers and recruiters.

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According to Fedresurs, the number of bankruptcies of individuals in 9 months exceeded the figures for the same period in 2020 by 80% and by 188% in January-September 2019. Over the entire period of the existence of the consumer bankruptcy procedure – since October 2015 – 419,765 Russian citizens have already become insolvent.

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Scientific organizations will be obliged to notify the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the acceptance of foreigners to extend their stay in Russia and their expulsion – project

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Net capital outflow from Russia in January-September grew by 48.2%, to $ 59 billion – Central Bank

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Erdogan said about Turkey’s “overflowing cup of patience” because of the “attacks of terrorists” in Syria, Ankara will soon eliminate the threat on its own

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The European Union has expanded the sanctions list for the annexation of Crimea to Russia, adding eight new Russians to it. Restrictions against them are introduced for undermining the sovereignty of Ukraine. The restrictions will apply against the following persons:

▪️ Mikhail Belousov, judge in Simferopol;

▪️ Dolgopolov Andrey, chairman of the district court in Simferopol;

▪️ Kolpikov Evgeniy, prosecutor in Rostov-on-Don;

▪️ Magomedov Magomed, Investigator of the Investigative Committee of the Investigative Committee for Crimea;

▪️ Mikhailuk Leonid, head of the FSB department in Crimea;

▪️ Victor Mozhelyansky, deputy chairman of the district court in Simferopol;

▪️ Redko Galina, Judge of the Supreme Court of Crimea;

▪️ Vladimir Terentyev, head of the Crimea Department of the Investigative Committee.

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While the Belarusian border committee accuses the Polish border guards of shooting at the border, the Poles demonstrate how at night the migrants tried to break into the territory of the republic. The soldiers of the border service “were pressed by groups of 90 and 130 people, destroying technical barriers and trying to overcome the border,” the authorities said.

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YouTuber Hazegrayart has edited a video that clearly shows the fuel consumption of four different rockets – Saturn 5, Shuttle, Falcon Heavy and the new Space Launch System (SLS).

Saturn 5 burns an average of 2,076,500 kg of fuel per flight and can lift 140,000 kg of cargo into low orbit – or send 48,500 kg to the moon.

The shuttle uses a combination of liquid propellants and solid propellants to lift off the ground. It consumes an average of 1,735,600 kilograms of fuel.

Falcon Heavy has only been launched three times and requires an average of 411,000 kg of fuel to lift 64,000 kg of payload into orbit.

Space Launch System (SLS) -143-ton version will be able to lift 130,000 kg of cargo and will exceed Saturn-5 in power by 20%.

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The European Union has extended the sanctions against Russia for the use of chemical weapons for a year. The Brussels sanctions list includes ten Russians and one Russian research institute involved in the Novichok poisoning of Skripals and Navalny. The restrictions will last until October 2022.

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The American company Pratt & Whitney will 3D print the TJ-150 gas turbine engine, which is used to equip small cruise missiles. The developers want to reduce the number of powerplant parts from 400 to about six. As a result, the engine should be half the price.

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Elon Musk has announced the release of his Tesla beer – it will receive a bottle in the style of a Cybertruck pickup! Beer production and sales can start in Germany.

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Российские пивовары предложили поднять пошлины на импорт зарубежного пива в 55 раз по сравнению с нынешними, пишут «Ведомости». С соответствующим предложением к министру экономического развития Максиму Решетникову обратился глава Союза российских пивоваров (СРП) Даниил Бриман.

В письме Бриман просит установить пошлины на уровне одного евро за литр ввозимого пива — вместо действующих 0,018 евро за литр. Минэкономразвития в настоящее время прорабатывает введение пошлин на некоторые виды алкогольных напитков, ввозимых из Евросоюза. Такая мера станет ответом на политику ЕС по ограничению поставок продукции из стали. Ведомство отмечает, что действует в рамках правил Всемирной торговой организации (ВТО).

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Россия столкнулась с риском потери крупнейшего рынка сбыта патронов. Новые санкции США значительно ограничили возможности по поставке российских патронов на американский рынок. Сейчас Россия — главный поставщик пуль в США. Предприятиям понадобится господдержка, считают в отрасли

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Switzerland is about to launch an initiative to collect signatures to add Bitcoin to the list of assets of the country’s central bank. We need to collect 100 thousand signatures. Initiated by 2B4CH, a non-profit think tank that studies the social and financial transformations brought about by bitcoin and its blockchain.

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The Russian Orthodox Church supported the zeroing of the deadlines for “talented leaders”

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Potatoes fell in the Yakutsk village. A socially significant product was dropped from an airplane over Chkalov. The head of the district, Yakov Eliseev, told Rise that this method of delivery had not been practiced before.

“We ourselves are shocked by the chosen methodology. This is a subordinate enterprise of the Ministry of Agriculture – “Yakutopttorg”. First time like this. Delivery was always carried out by an Mi-8 helicopter, but it was not dropped. Moreover, in conditions of negative temperatures. We already have ice on the rivers – this week it will be minus 20. We asked why this type of delivery? They replied that this time the contractor has only An-2 planes. ”

Eliseev added that so far only potatoes have been delivered to the village, cabbage, onions and beets are next. With bated breath, the villagers are also waiting for fruit.

“So far, only the potatoes have been thrown off. We have it for 75 rubles. The republic takes upon itself the entire transportation, therefore the cost is not so cosmic. Two more flights will be made. The fruit has yet to be delivered, so everyone is now in tense anticipation: will they also dump? ”

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The rector of the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences (Shaninka) Sergei Zuev was detained. Two sources told Meduza (a foreign agent) about this. A source of Present Time, familiar with the leadership of the university, confirmed the information about the detention

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With the rector of the Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences (also known as Shaninka), Sergei Zuev, investigative actions are being carried out in the case of the former Deputy Minister of Education Marina Rakova on the embezzlement of more than 50 million rubles, reports TASS, citing a source.

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The editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta, Dmitry Muratov, is known to 27% of our fellow citizens, but only 4% are well aware of him and his activities.

Only a third of Russians (33%) know that the Norwegian Nobel Committee recently decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 to Dmitry Muratov.

More than half of the polled Russians (56%) reacted indifferently to the news of the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to Dmitry Muratov, 32% perceived this news as rather good, and only 3% as rather bad.

Most often, Russians believe that Dmitry Muratov deservedly received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work (41%).

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Volodin was re-elected speaker of the State Duma. He first took this post in 2016, when the last, VII Duma opened.

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At the summit, Ukraine and the EU signed an agreement on a common aviation space and an agreement on Kiev’s accession to the Creative Europe program in 2021-2027.

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The EU will actively support judicial reform in Ukraine, improve the well-being of Ukrainians, and contribute to the digitalization of the country, said Charles Michel, President of the European Council. The European Union will also contribute to strengthening the security of Ukraine, including in cyberspace, he added.

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The EU fully supports Ukraine on the issue of energy security in connection with a decrease in gas supplies from Gazprom, said the head of the European Commission. Ursula von der Leyen said that the EC is studying various scenarios for increasing gas supplies from the EU countries, in particular from Slovakia to Ukraine. According to her, the EU considers Ukraine a reliable country for gas transit. Von der Leyen believes that Ukraine’s transition to green energy will free the country from the need to purchase gas.

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The Ministry of Construction of Russia has established a procedure for identifying dilapidated apartment buildings. Such houses are defined as being in limited serviceable technical condition.

In order to recognize a house as partially workable, an examination of its building structures and the condition of the house as a whole must be passed. The condition of the foundation soils, the presence of rolls, visible defects, damage are assessed.

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Russia will promptly consider the issue of supplying Belarus with S-400 Triumph air defense systems as soon as a corresponding request is received, Dmitry Shugaev, director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) of Russia, told Interfax.

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