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30 June 2014
Golden Rice: Let the Farmers Grow It; Let the Children Eat It
GLOBAL - If we could provide a food that would save the lives of millions of kids, we’d do it. Right?...
27 June 2014
Risky Business Report Analyzes Climate Change Economic Risks
US – The American economy could face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change unless U.S. businesses and policymakers take immediate action to reduce climate risk, according...
26 June 2014
NFU Announces 'Tour de Yorkshire' Wifi Tractor
UK - Prime Minister David Cameron complained this week of having to cut short family holidays to Cornwall and having to return to London because of poor broadband and mobile receptions, a situation...
Two Million Hectare Shortfall in UK Land Possible by 2030
UK - A University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) study has revealed that by 2030, the UK could require up to seven million hectares of additional land to meet a growing...
25 June 2014
Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial. Public discourse of GMO has been characterized by polarization and inflated rhetoric,...
Biogas, Livestock Help Family Enjoy New Lease on Life
CAMAROON - It's hard to imagine, but 90 percent of the 59,000 people in the village of Bamendankwe in the North West region of Cameroon live below the poverty line, writes Jacklyn Carroll, Global...
24 June 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: 'Market Mover' Reports Due for Release
GLOBAL - There is a heavy slate of U.S. economic data due for release Tuesday, including the weekly Goldman Sachs and Johnson Redbook retail sales reports, the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index,...
National Biodiesel Board Meets on Renewable Fuel Standard
US - The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) held its board meeting in Washington, D.C. and focused on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for 2014. ...
23 June 2014
Meat, Poultry, Fish Make Up 30 Per Cent of US Food Waste
ANALYSIS - A recently published report shows that while meat, poultry and fish makes up 12 per cent of the volume of US food waste, this group accounts for 30 per cent of the vale of those losses,...
Canadian Canola Crop Offers China Health and Wealth
CHINA & CANADA – The Canadian canola crop offers China both health and wealth by producing one of the healthiest vegetable oils in the world and being crushed and distributed domestically,...
20 June 2014
Alberta Beekeepers Conduct Winterkill, Management Survey
CANADA - Alberta Agriculture is currently conducting its annual honey bee winterkill and management survey 2014....
19 June 2014
NFU Keen to Work with Government on New Pollinator Strategy
UK - The NFU says it is keen to work with government on its new strategy to help pollinators as the first hearing by the Environmental Audit Committee got underway yesterday....
18 June 2014
Does Flood Funding Recognise the Value of Agriculture?
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling for Defra to act on the recommendations of the Efra Select Committee’s report into this winter’s flooding which severely hit farmland across...
New US Campaign for Better Food Labelling
US - A new national poll reveals a consumer mandate for better food production practices and Consumer Reports has launched a campaign to end the 'natural' label in favour of one that underscores...
17 June 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Iraq Civil War Remains Main Concern
GLOBAL - The civil war in Iraq remains on the front burner of the market place Tuesday. ...
WORLD MEAT CONGRESS: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Livestock
ANALYSIS - Livestock is producing 7.1 giga tonnes of greenhouse gases year – 14.5 per cent of the total human induce emissions, writes Chris Harris from the World Meat Congress in Beijing....
16 June 2014
MillerCoors Saves 1.1 Billion Gallons of Water in Supply Chain
US - From 2011 to 2013, MillerCoors saved more than 1.1 billion gallons of water as a result of its use of short interval controls and improved efficiencies throughout its brewing and packaging...
13 June 2014
Maharashtra Records Agri Growth
INDIA - The Economic Survey of Maharashtra for 2013-14, which was tabled in the legislature recently said that state recorded four per cent growth in agriculture sector....
12 June 2014
Monsanto India Expands Farmer Offer, Insights
INDIA – Monsanto India is expanding its Monsanto Farm AgVisory Services (MFAS) in India. ...
09 June 2014
Public Interest in Story Behind Modern Food Production Grows
CANADA - The visitor services manager with the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre says the public's interest in the story behind the production of food is building....
Outcome Measures Drive Grower Profitability, Sustainable Practices
ANALYSIS - Farmers are seeing the value of switching to outcome measures to increase profitability as part of building on their sustainable farming practices. ...
04 June 2014
India to Focus on Reducing Post-Harvest Losses
INDIA - After taking charge as the new minister of food processing industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal has said that her priority will be to find ways to reduce the post-harvest losses....
28 May 2014
Debate on GMO Stirs Strong Feelings in NYC
ANALYSIS - A panel of experts on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) gathered April 27 at the Food Book Fair in Williamsburg to debate the risks and benefits of genetically modified food. The...
27 May 2014
Public-Private Research Supports Sustainable Agricultural Systems
UK - A new research initiative has been launched to support projects that will help provide solutions to key challenges affecting the sustainability of the UK crop and livestock sectors. ...
FAO Providing Agriculture, Fishing Kits to Help Sudan's Famine Risk
SOUTH SUDAN - South Sudan is at a risk of famine unless humanitarian assistance is provided now, FAO Deputy Director-General for Operations Dan Gustafson told a humanitarian pledging conference...
26 May 2014
Conference on Agricultural Waste, Environmental Quality Seeks Input
US - A national conference on the impact from animal and agricultural waste on air, water, soil and climate is calling for abstracts, posters and workshop ideas – and not just from scientists...
23 May 2014
Listen to Bees to Create Healthy Rural Landscapes
UK - Honey bees’ foraging preferences can provide valuable information for governments about how to better manage rural landscapes, say University of Sussex researchers....
21 May 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - July corn futures closed down 3 3/4 cents at $4.73 1/2 Tuesday. ...
20 May 2014
Export 10 million tonnes of Wheat to Avoid Spoilage
INDIA - In order to avoid massive spoilage and wastage of wheat in the country, India can export up to 10 million tonnes of wheat every year, an Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - July corn futures closed down 6 1/2 cents at $4.77 Monday....
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