SA expects decisive leadership from the president, including the fight against Covid-19 and holding his Cabinet to account, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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Although dam levels in Cape Town are, on average, more than 60% full after a season of good rainfall, additional rain is still necessary to ensure improved harvests, says agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo.
Gluten is a protein found mostly in wheat, barley and rye, but a gluten-free diet is a must for only about 2% of the population.
The US will get a chance to compete with Russia to sell wheat to Egypt, but France seems to be out of the picture after rain wrecked the harvest.
Across the political spectrum, the warnings become ever more urgent. The spectre of food riots is a probability more than a possibility, writes Ed Herbst.
Investec chief economist and strategist Brian Kantor takes a look at increases in wheat prices, which is at the core of the country’s staple food.
The scientific quest for pest-resistant crops has suffered a blow when disappointed British researchers announced their designer wheat failed to repel aphids in the field.
When people with coeliac disease consume foods that contain gluten, their immune response leads to intestinal damage, malnutrition and other problems – but new developments may change all that.
A study suggests that women who don't have a ready explanation for their failure to conceive should be screened for coeliac disease.
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Global food supply expectations have received a boost as the US department of agriculture forecast a record global wheat crop.
SA is traditionally a net importer of wheat, but the Western Cape drought resulted in an increase in wheat imports to the second-highest level on record, says Agbiz.
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The planted acreage for winter wheat in the US has fallen to the lowest level since 1909 as farmers from Kansas to Texas faced prospects for declining crop prices.
South Africa's 2015 winter wheat crop has fallen to 1.44 million tonnes because of drought, the government's Crop Estimates Committee says.
SA will probably decrease its estimate for wheat production by 2.7% this season as the country's worst drought in 23 years affected planting, a survey shows.
People with coeliac disease are at high risk of nerve damage, and should be screened, according to researchers.
Libya's internationally recognised government says it has started tapping into its strategic wheat reserves to ensure bread supplies.
The SA crop estimates committee has slightly lowered its 2014 wheat output forecast because of smaller yields in the Western Cape.
France has imported milling wheat to mix with its poor quality, rain-soaked crop in order to reach quality required under contracts signed before the harvest.
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