In the basement kitchen of the Churchill War Rooms in London, Maree Harrison and her chefs bake hundreds of flapjacks a month for catered events using the same Golden Syrup favored by Queen Elizabeth. Soon, they may need to change the recipe.
Near the confluence of the Merced and San Joaquin rivers, the heart of the California farm belt, Bob Kelley watches the driest year ever erode water supplies and prospects for the dairy business his family began in 1910.
Three years after the worst dry spell on record for Texas, fourth-generation rancher Stayton Weldon still doesn’t have enough water for his 300 cattle near Cuero, about 89 miles (143 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio. Dry grass on his 2,600 acres (1,052 hectares) has no nutrition. He has lost 22 cows and two bulls in the past year.
Central African Republic faces a “significant” drop in food production because of widespread violence in the country, the United Nations said, as it approved the deployment of troops in the war-torn country.
Maruha Nichiro Holdings Inc.’s frozen foods unit said it’s cutting production at a factory in Yubari, northern Japan, as consumers shun its brands following the discovery of pesticide in products made at a separate plant.
Empresas Polar SA, Venezuela’s largest privately-held company, said food production is at risk from record delays in the release of foreign currency by the government, fueling shortages of goods such as rice and milk.