In the U.S. it was toilet paper, in Mexico it's beer and in France, predictably, flour. The goods missing from stores reveal how the world is coping with coronavirus lockdowns.n the U.S. it was toilet paper, in Mexico it's beer and in France, predictably, flour. The goods missing from stores reveal how the world is coping with coronavirus lockdown.
Interior Minister Marcel Vela announced on Thursday evening that exports of wheat, barley, oats, corn, rice, wheat flour, soybeans, seed oil and sugar are to be suspended during the state of emergency. AGERPRES (RO - author: Daniel Alexandru Florea, editor: Antonia Nita; EN - editor: Adina Panaitescu)
It appears Greek consumers will have rice and pasta in their pantries for several months to come, while supermarket data on the sale of flour suggests they are preparing to start baking their own bread. At the same time, sales of antiseptic tissues rose about eightfold in the week when the first coronavirus cases were reported in Greece, which explains the recent shortage.
Hundreds of domestic and international players in the flour industry will gather next week in Turkey's Mediterranean resort city of Antalya.
The Turkish Flour Industrialists' Federation (TFIF) will hold its 16th International Congress and Exhibition under the theme, Wheat and Flour: Production, Trade and Sustainability from March 12-15.
Turkey has been the world’s top flour seller over the last five years, making one-third of all flour exports, with 3.6 million tons of flour exports worth $1.1 billion in 2017, an industry group said on Jan. 10.
From today, supermarkets in Finland will offer insect-added bread, the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat writes, quoted by RIA Novosti.
The production of the product is Fazer, from which they say that preparing one bread would require 70 dried crickets. Insects will be grinded and added to the flour. Crickets will be three percent of the total weight of the ready-made bread.