UN trade chief Rebeca Grynspan reported that food prices had steadily gone down and exports from Ukraine and Russia had increased since a July 22 grain deal, “easing the pain … for 1.6 billion people in the world that have been facing a cost-of-living rise, especially because of the increase in food prices.” The Black Sea Grain Initiative aims to improve global food supply and calm markets. So far 2.7 million metric tons of grains & foodstuffs have been exported […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs the supervisory board meeting of the presidential forum “Russia – Land of Opportunity” at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia April 20, 2022. Mikhail Tereshchenko | Sputnik | via Reuters WASHINGTON – World leaders swiftly condemned the Russian missile strike on a Ukrainian port, a dramatic revelation amid a U.N.-brokered deal that secured a sea corridor for grains and other foodstuff exports. A day prior, representatives from the U.N., Turkey, Russia and Ukraine signed an agreement […]

As Russia’s ground war in Ukraine falters, its naval vessels have made strides in the Black Sea, seizing control of Ukraine’s coastline in a way that allows them to launch strikes at targets inland and tighten a blockade on Ukraine’s exports. Now, Western governments are scrambling to find ways to break the blockade and ease the strains on the global commodities and agricultural markets rocked by the war. Ukraine, referred to as the “breadbasket of Europe,” feeds some 400 million […]

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN CNN — I never add salt to my food at home or in restaurants. Nor do I add salt to any recipe while I’m cooking. I’m well aware of the link between salt, high blood pressure and heart disease, which is the leading killer of American men and women. Yet I am still getting over the recommended daily limit of 2300 milligrams of sodium by eating out or by adding processed or prepared ingredients to the […]