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Foreign trade of China's Shanxi up 69 pct in Jan******
TAIYUAN, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Imports and exports of north China's Shanxi Province totaled 187.6 billion yuan (about 29.4 billion U.S. dollars) between January and October this year, up 69.2 percent compared with the same period last year, Taiyuan customs said Tuesday.。
Exports of the province during the period reached nearly 115 billion yuan, up 78.2 percent, and imports totaled 72.7 billion yuan, up 56.8 percent.。
Private enterprises performed outstandingly, with the total imports and exports reaching nearly 64.6 billion yuan, up 175 percent, according to the customs.。
From January to October, the top three trading partners of Shanxi were the United States, Japan and ASEAN, with import and export values of 34.3 billion yuan, 22.5 billion yuan and 19.5 billion yuan respectively.。
The province's import and export to countries along the Belt and Road reached 39.7 billion yuan, up 49.3 percent year on year.。
Main export products during the period included medical materials and medicines, clothing and accessories, solar cells, coke and coal. Enditem。
How Will Americans Eat in 2022? The Food Forecasters Speak
Last year at this time, optimistic trend forecasters predicted that the cork would burst from the bottle by summer. With vaccines in arms, food culture would vibrate in a robust economy. American menus would be full of innovation driven by waves of international travel, and a new generation of digital-native cooks would rewrite the rules.
Clearly, the prediction game can be a losing one. But so what if things didn’t turn out like everyone thought they would? Trying to forecast food trends is still fun, and sometimes even accurate.
So how are things looking for 2022? Not great. The year is starting with a surge of a highly contagious variant of Covid-19 that is only adding to the economic uncertainty. Social-justice concerns remain top of mind for many, as does pressure from a fast-changing climate. All of it will affect how food is grown, cooked and packaged.
But don’t despair. “Constraint breeds innovation,” said Anna Fabrega, a former Amazon executive who recently took over as the chief executive at the meal subscription service Freshly. She and other food industry leaders in the United States say 2022 will be another pragmatic, roll-up-your sleeves kind of year, shaped by the needs of people working from home and by the culinarily-astute-but-fickle Gen Z, whose members want food with sustainable ingredients and a strong cultural back story, prepared without exploitation and delivered in a carbon-neutral way — within 30 minutes.
With that in mind, here are some potential developments, big and small, that could define how we eat in the new year, based on a review of dozens of trend reports and interviews with food company executives, global market researchers and others who make it their business to scour the landscape for what’s next.
Ingredient of the Year
Mushrooms have landed on many prediction lists, in almost every form, from psilocybin mushrooms (part of the renewed interest in psychedelics) to thick coins of king oyster mushrooms as a stand-in for scallops. The number of small urban farms growing mushrooms is expected to bloom, and mushroom fibers will start to proliferate as a cheap, compostable medium for packaging.
Drink of the Year
Even in the age of no-alcohol cocktails, all those 1980s drinks you can barely remember (for obvious reasons) are coming back. Look for Blue Lagoons, Tequila Sunrises, Long Island iced tea and amaretto sours re-engineered with fresh juices, less sugar and better spirits. “We all need things that are sweet and colorful and joyful and playful, especially now,” said Andrew Freeman, president of AF & Co., the San Francisco consulting firm that for 14 years has published a popular food and hospitality trend report. (A corollary to the cocktails: the rise of ecospirits, made with ingredients from local farms or food waste, and packaged and shipped using climate-friendly methods.)
尽管在一个无酒精鸡尾酒的年代，许多我们差不多已经忘记（原因很显然）的1980年代饮品却回归了。去找找蓝潟湖、龙舌兰日出、长岛冰茶和改良版杏仁酸酒——用新鲜果汁、少糖、更好的烈酒。“我们都需要一些甜的、多彩的、开心的、好玩的东西，尤其是现在，”旧金山咨询公司AF & Co.总裁安德鲁·弗里曼说，过去14年来，这家公司一直在发表一份受欢迎的食品和酒店业趋势报告。（鸡尾酒的必然趋势：生态烈酒兴起，这种酒使用当地农场食材或废弃食物制作，用环保方法包装和运输。）
Meat grown in laboratories from animal cells is on its way to winning federal approval as soon as the end of 2022, and chicken will be one of the first products to become available. But plant-based chicken from companies like Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have recently arrived in groceries and restaurants, and the battle is on to determine which substitute will dominate the market. And in the real-chicken world, a shortage of wings has restaurants trying to persuade the masses to love a different part of the chicken. The Wingstop chain, for instance, has expanded its brand with Thighstop.
用动物细胞在实验室中培育出的肉类将最早在2022年底获得联邦批准，而鸡肉将成为首批上市的产品之一。不过，来自Impossible Foods和Beyond Meat等公司的植物基鸡肉最近已进入杂货店和餐馆，决定哪种替代品将主导市场的竞争正在进行。在使用真鸡的餐饮世界中，鸡翅短缺使得餐厅试图说服大众喜欢鸡肉的不同部位。例如，Wingstop连锁店建立了Thighstop作为品牌扩展。
Seaweed to the Rescue
Kelp grows fast, has a stand-up nutritional profile and removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and nitrogen from the ocean. As a result, farmed kelp will move beyond dashi and the menus at some high-end restaurants and into everyday foods like pasta and salsa.
Nostalgic childhood favorites from China (White Rabbit candy and haw flakes) and South Korea (the honeycomb-like treat ppopgi, a.k.a. dalgona candy, and Apollo straws) will work their way into American shopping carts and recipes for desserts and drinks.
The third-wave coffee movement was built on arabica, the world’s most popular coffee. But climate change is threatening production and driving prices up, said Kara Nielsen, who tracks food and drink trends for WGSN, a consumer forecasting and consulting firm. Enter robusta, the bitter, heavily caffeinated workhorse that is less expensive and easier to cultivate. It is the predominant bean grown in Vietnam, where coffee is made with a metal filter called a phin and sweetened with condensed milk and sometimes an egg yolk. A new style of Vietnamese coffee shop is popping up in many American cities, promising to take the robusta right along with it.
The quality of edible spoons, chopsticks, plates, bowls and cups is going up and the price is going down, signaling the start of a full-fledged edible-packaging revolution aimed at reducing single-use containers and plastic waste.
Sugar and ‘Swice’
Mash-ups like “swicy” and “swalty” will join the linguistic mania that brought us unfortunate nicknames like char coot and Cae sal (charcuterie and Caesar salad, that is). The new phraseology reflects an even wider embrace of flavor fusions that marry savory spices and heat with sweetness. Nene, a South Korean-based fried chicken chain that is just starting to move into North America, has even named a sauce swicy. Its flavor profile mirrors what would happen if gochujang and ketchup had a baby.
Flavor of the Year
Yuzu has its fans, but the even money is on hibiscus, which is adding its crimson hue and tart, earthy flavor to everything from cocktails and sodas to crudos and yogurt.
A Buffet of Other Bites
Beyond the big trends are a long menu of smaller ones: the growing popularity of Koji bacon, the Chinese spirit baijiu and the noodle soup laksa. Jollof rice will appear on menus and in the frozen-foods section. Seeds will muscle in on nuts as an alternative protein source, in products like butters and ice creams. And look for a burst of new interest in animal-free cheese, potato milk, moringa, Taiwanese breakfast dishes, high tea and olives.
Messi wins record seventh Ballon d'Or as Putellas claims women's award******
Lionel Messi of Argentina competes during the 2021 Copa America Semifinals football match between Argentina and Colombia in Brasilia, Brazil, on July 6, 2021. (Photo by Lucio Tavora/Xinhua)。
PARIS, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Argentina's Lionel Messi has crowned the Ballon d'Or award for a record-extending seventh time on Monday, as his former club Barcelona's Alexia Putellas clinched the women's award after a stellar season with the Catalan club.。
Messi, 34, beat another favorite Robert Lewandowski of Poland to receive the trophy from his friend Luis Suarez.。
Now the Paris Saint-Germain striker is two triumphs clear of arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo as the five-time winner finished sixth this year, the first time that he was voted out of the top three since 2010.。
The Paris Saint-Germain dominated the award from 2009 to 2012 and won another two in 2015 and 2019.。
"It's incredible to be here again," Messi said at the ceremony, which was held at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.。
"Two years ago I thought it was the last time. People were starting to ask me when I was going to retire but now I'm here in Paris and very happy," he added.。
Messi helped his country win the Copa America this summer which ended his long-waiting title-drought with the senior national team. He was also named the best player of the tournament and claimed the Golden Boot.。
Despite the shocking exit from Barcelona in August, he has ended the last season with the La Liga giants in style, scoring 38 goals in 48 games and winning the Copa del Rey.。
"It's a special year for me with this Copa America title. It meant a lot to win at the Maracana stadium and I was so happy to celebrate with the people from Argentina," Messi said. "I don't know if it's the best year of my life - I've had a long career - but it was a special one with the title with Argentina after the tough times and the criticism."
Bayern Munich forward Lewandowski came second with only 38 points behind Messi (613 vs 580), which proved that the 170 juries from all over the world also highly recognized the prolific striker's performance.。
Lewandowski has been the favorite to claim the award in 2020, but the organizers finally canceled the vote due to the coronavirus pandemic.。
Even Messi admitted that his biggest contender "deserved to win it last year".。
The captain of Poland scored 53 goals in all competitions in 2021 for Bayern and was awarded the Striker of The Year prize, a new award that was only announced hours before the ceremony began.。
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, having won the Champions League with his club and Euro 2020 with Italy, ranked third in the vote as Karim Benzema of Real Madrid, who is enjoying an impressive run this season, was in the fourth place.。
Putellas, captaining Barcelona to a treble-winning season, won the third edition of the women's Ballon d'Or. Her Barcelona and Spain teammate Jennifer Hermoso was second, with Sam Kerr of Chelsea coming in third.。
The 27-year-old Putellas was not the only Barcelona player to take a prize the night as the 19-year-old Pedri won the Kopa Trophy for the best player aged under 21.。
Paris Saint-Germain's Gianluigi Donnarumma, who helped Italy win Euro 2020 in which he was named the best player, won the Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper. Enditem。