India - burger chains drop tomatoes
Burger King and McDonald’s have dropped tomatoes from their burgers as their cost has increased four-fold.
Australia - high lamb numbers
Processed lamb numbers reached a 2.5-year high in the first week of August at 444,479, a 17% increase on the same time last year and the highest since the 2019 drought, with the exception of one week in January 2021.
USA - improved harvest forecast
The United States Department of Agriculture has increased the rating of the US maize crop by 2% to 59% for good or excellent, while the soya bean forecast increased by five points also to 59% good or excellent following rain in the midwest.
Germany - beef production falls
Germany’s statistics office’s half-year production index shows beef at 72.8 - the lowest point on the index which commenced at 100 in the year 2000.