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Breadflation, Palm Oil’s Rout and Scorched Fields Across Europe

A water bowl with ice for chickens on a farm during a heatwave outside Smithville, Texas, US, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. In Texas 100-degree Fahrenheit temperatures plus the soaring costs for feed, fertilizer, fuel and the lack of water and hay have made it too expensive for farmers to sustain livestock.
A water bowl with ice for chickens on a farm during a heatwave outside Smithville, Texas, US, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. In Texas 100-degree Fahrenheit temperatures plus the soaring costs for feed, fertilizer, fuel and the lack of water and hay have made it too expensive for farmers to sustain livestock.Photographer: Sergio Flores/Bloomberg

From $10 for a loaf of bread to palm oil’s plunge and the highest ever temperatures in Europe, which are driving farmers to feed sports drinks to their poultry, here are the main food stories this week:

Lofty Loaf