Palm & Veg Report, February 2018
A New Year carries new challenges and this year is proving to be no different from many others. The one difference is that improved economic growth in the United States combined with a 4% rise in global GDP this year is very positive but how much of this encouraging economic data will translate into dollars and cents for our struggling industry remains the big unknown. CPP markets rallied last month but soon fizzled out last week and these markets will continue to influence edible rates in 2018. We shouldn't forget that the Stone Age didn't end because we ran out of stone, and the oil age won't end before the world runs out of oil, however fears about climate change and pollution is forcing governments to find alternative solutions to our energy demands.