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LONDON (Reuters) – Exports of food and drink from the United Kingdom to the European Union plunged by 75.5% in January, the Food and Drink Federation said on Monday, attributing much of the fall to post-Brexit barriers.

The lobby group said the worst hit trade route was to Ireland. In January 2020, Ireland was the UK’s biggest market, representing around 18% of total food and drink exported. A year on the figure had dropped to only 5%, it said.

While pre-Brexit stockpiling and weak hospitality demand during the pandemic will have been a factor, the Federation said “much of” the

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A win-win is always welcome. But what about a win-win-win? Researchers say that’s what’s possible with agrivoltaics, a groundbreaking system that combines solar energy with agriculture. Some refer to it as “dual solar” or “solar sharing.”

The win-win-win here is the ability of agrivoltaics to increase food production, boost renewable energy production and achieve important water savings — all on the same piece of land.

A cutting-edge technology, agrivoltaics, differs from typical large-scale utility installations of solar panels, which are typically placed close to the ground with gravel underneath them. While these can generate a lot of energy, they take

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Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, Feeding America CEO, joins Yahoo Finance’s Kristin Myers to discuss food insecurities amid the pandemic.

Video Transcript

KRISTIN MYERS: Now, the pandemic has reversed much of the progress that has been made to end hunger in America, food experts say. Our next guest, however, remains committed to the vision where no one is hungry. So let’s talk about how to make that possible.

We’re joined now by Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. Claire, great to have you with us. I want to start with what gains or progress has been undone by the pandemic. Where would you

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Lil Baby is getting his very own line of Rap Snacks: Lil Baby Oowee Lemonade.

The beverage comes in five vibrant flavors of Fruit Punch, Strawberry Watermelon, Mango Pineapple, Blueberry and Sweet Tea. Each flavor features a label showing some of the ingredients that make up the drinks. Fruit Punch, for example, is decorated with images of strawberries, pineapples, lemons and blueberries, next to an illustration of Lil Baby. In a statement, Lil Baby expressed his mentioned that a portion of the proceeds will be going to his BossUp foundation, philanthropic efforts aimed at helping build communities: “It’s exciting to

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The Food and Drug Administration is investigating “reports of acute non-viral hepatitis” in Nevada in conjunction with the CDC and Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD). 

The investigation into five cases of acute non-viral hepatitis, which resulted in liver failure for these individuals in November 2020, links Real Water brand alkaline bottled water to the illnesses, according to the FDA. Those five were infants and children, all of whom recovered. Six others, including three adults, experienced other symptoms, per the SNHD. The less severe symptoms experienced by the latter included fever, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, and fatigue.

The

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NEW ORLEANS — The founding partners of a new venture capital fund are dedicated to supporting scalable solutions to the food system’s most formidable challenges.

Stephanie Dorsey and Corey Jones recently launched New Orleans-based E²JDJ to invest in founders creating novel technology platforms and products addressing such issues as climate change, public health and food security. Investments primarily will focus on disruptive cell-based, plant-based and fermentation-based food, ingredients and technologies.

“We invest in innovators that are truly shaking up every component of the food value chain from seed to site,” Ms. Dorsey said. “There is an urgent need to massively

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