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Vertical price transmission and its inflationary implications in South African food chains

Various studies interrogate the issue of food inflation from a commodity level vantage point but fail to relate how commodity prices manifest in retail prices, and ultimately, how it impacts food inflation. This study uses vertical price transmission analysis, with time series econometric techniques, to determine how underlying commodity prices manifest in final retail prices and the associated reasons for

Palm oil

A POSSIBLE HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL DILEMMA  New findings in health research are a primary driver in the change of nutritional content of composite foods, cooking methods, and nutrient additions. Numerous examples from the last 20 years demonstrate the symbiotic relationship between science and the food industry including a reduction of saturated fats in foods.  

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