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01 May 2015
EU Must Consider Global Food Security, say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and malnutrition, says a resolution voted by...
Slight Drop in Average Price of Chinese Farm Produce
CHINA – The average price of Chinese farm produce fell slightly over the last week, according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
NFU Urges Biofuel Production Increase
UK - The National Farmers Union of the UK has urged the government's Department for Transport (DfT) to improve markets for biofuel crops and increase biofuel production....
30 April 2015
Red Tape Removal Needed for Trade Talks Success
EU - During the ninth round of negotiations between the US and EU on a potential free trade agreement, european agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has said that red tape and technical barriers...
Urgent Need to Find Solutions in Farm Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A plea has been sent out to nations in the World Trade Organization to step up efforts to their differences on key issues blocking progress in the Doha Round farm trade talks....
29 April 2015
Alltech, Ridley Agree Merger
IRELAND - A merger of two global livestock feed companies has been agreed....
Cherkizovo Poultry Sales Rise
RUSSIA - Russian integrated meat and finished feed producer, Cherkizovo Group has seen meat and poultry sales rise in the first quarter of the year while pork sales have fallen....
28 April 2015
American Farm Bureau Alarmed by EU GMO Recommendations
US - The American Farm Bureau praised the European Commission (EC) for authorising GMO crops for food and feed, but announced its alarm at proposals for new regulation by member states....
EU Authorises 10 New GM Food Crops
EU - The European Commission (EC) has authorised ten new Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for food or feed use, including varieties of maize and soybean....
Synthetic Smells Could Deter Insect Pests
UK - UK scientists have successfully synthesised molecules that mimic naturally occurring smells able to deter insects....
27 April 2015
Unseasonal Rains Destroyed 9.38 MN Hectares of Rabi Crops
INDIA - Due to hailstorm, unseasonal rains over 9.38 million hectares of rabi crops were destroyed as on April 16, 2015based on the preliminary assessment provided by the states, Indian minister...
Copa-Cogeca Success at Global Soil Week
GERMANY - European agricultural organisation Copa-Cogeca has demonstrated good soil management practices and sustainable techniques at Global Soil Week in Berlin....
Scottish Farming Union Sees GM Feed Proposals as Unworkable
SCOTLAND, UK - European proposals to re-nationalise policy on the use of animal feed containing GM are unworkable and could throw the Scottish, UK and European livestock sectors into disarray,...
24 April 2015
Australian Farmers Want Trade Deal to Centre on Agriculture
AUSTRALIA – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) negotiations should be seeking “ambitious outcomes”, placing farming at the heart of an agreement, says a producer organisation....
Global Researchers Collaborate for Sustainable Intensification in Africa
GLOBAL - 23 African and European research partners will collaborate on a new long term research and innovation partnership, focussing on sustainable intensification of the agro-food system in...
Could the Apple Watch Fit Farming?
ANALYSIS – Mainstream technology took a major leap forward today with the launch of the Apple Watch, but agriculture is already firmly on board with the wearable revolution....
23 April 2015
FAO: Soil Degradation 'Alarming'
GERMANY - The importance of soils for global food production was highlighted by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) at the start of Global Soil Week in Berlin....
Switch for Alternative Plant Photosynthesis Pathway Discovered
US - A switch has been identified for an alternative pathway of energy flow in photosynthesis, which helps to balance plant metabolic needs, according to new research....
More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed. ...
21 April 2015
Political Parties Commit to Food and Farming
UK - Long-term commitments to British food and the acceleration of high-speed broadband roll-out are among the promises made by the UK's political parties in their recently published manifestos....
Rise in Price of Chinese Farm Produce
CHINA - The price of farm produce in China has risen over the last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
China Steps up Monitoring of Farm and Aquatic Products
CHINA - Monitoring of farm and aquaculture products in China by the Ministry of Agriculture for quality and safety has found that the majority are safe and the levels of contamination have remained...
20 April 2015
Can Bioenergy Sustainably Contribute to Future Energy Supplies?
BRAZIL - A report by an international scientific organisation showed that bioenergy can help to meet energy demands in the future, despite concerns over increasing food supply requirements....
A New Look HGCA at Cereals 2015
UK - The latest chapter in the 50 year history of HGCA will open at Cereals 2015, where it will exhibit in its new guise as AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds....
2015 Grain Harvest - A Game of Two Halves
NEW ZEALAND - The 2015 Grain Harvest has been a game of two halves, according to survey results released by the Arable Industry Marketing Initiative (AIMI)....
17 April 2015
Residue Levels in Food Falling Across EU
EU - The amount pesticides or veterinary drug residues found in meat and food products across Europe is falling and the majority of products pose no risk to public health....
Canada Investing in Grain Sector to Increase Exports
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced an investment of C$1.4 million under Growing Forward 2 for two projects being led by the Canada Grains Council (CGC) to help the grain industry...
16 April 2015
What Are Priorities for Future Sustainable Food Production?
ANALYSIS - Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential in developing food production...
FAO Supporting Yemenis Farmers as Conflict Escalates
YEMEN - Amidst escalating conflict at a crucial time in the country’s cropping season, almost 11 million people in Yemen are severely food insecure and millions more are at risk of not meeting...
US NFU Disappointed by Cuts to Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency
US - NFU President Roger Johnson says he was disappointed in the US House of Representatives Energy and Water spending subcommittee’s reduction of funds for renewable energy and energy efficiency...
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