Sports drink brand BodyArmor announced Thursday it is launching a sugar-free and carb-free version of its popular beverage.
The global sugar market is likely to see a surge in prices in 2024 driven by an unusual dry spell in sugar-producing regions like India and Thailand. The dry spell is a knockdown effect of the climate pattern known as El Niño and is marked by above-average temperatures. Driven by warm ocean waters in the tropical Pacific, El Niño has caused extreme weather globally, leading to abnormally dry conditions in Asia and impacting sugar production. This effect leads some to say that El Niño has a “swee
Global prices for food commodities like grain and vegetable oil fell last year from record highs in 2022, when Russia’s war in Ukraine, drought and other factors helped worsen hunger worldwide, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Friday. The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly traded food commodities, was 13.7% lower last year than the 2022 average, but its measures of sugar and rice prices growing in that time. The drop in food commodity prices in 2023 comes despite a difficult year for food security around the world.