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17 December 2015
Climate Change and Your Food: Ten Facts
GLOBAL - Here are ten facts about how a change climate affects our ability to grow food and feed ourselves....
20 October 2015
Agriculture Production Must Increase 60% to Feed Planet
GLOBAL - Feeding the world’s growing population requires targeted investments to unleash the productive potential of millions living in rural areas, where nearly 80 per cent of the world’s...
14 October 2015
Survey Highlights Consumer Misunderstanding of Food Waste
EU - A Flash Eurobarometer survey on food waste has confirmed that few Europeans understand the meaning of 'use by' and 'best before' dates....
25 August 2015
Most EU Food Waste Avoidable
EU - European consumers waste 16 per cent of all food reaching them, according to a new study from the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC)....
24 August 2015
Community Spirit Drives Americans to Support Local Food
US - More Americans than ever before are supporting their local food markets, and it's not just because they believe the food is fresher and tastes better....
29 June 2015
Sustainable Intensive Agriculture: The Route to Feeding 9 Billion by 2050
GLOBAL - Sustainable intensive agriculture is key to feeding nine billion by 2050. This was one of the topics discussed by Dr Sean Rickard at a conference held at the Farmers Club, London, organised...
19 June 2015
FAO Family Farming Platform to Help Food Security
GLOBAL - Recognizing the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, the FAO has launched a new digital platform that aims to become a "one-stop shop"...
Call for More Action on Global Food Security to Beat Hunger
GLOBAL - A United Nations’ target set in 2000 to reduce global hunger by a half by 2015 had almost been achieved....
15 June 2015
Call for Improvement in Counter Measure Against Food Poisoning Outbreaks
US - A consumer watchdog body in the US has called on authorities to step up reporting of outbreaks of food-borne illness and improve measures to counter the threat....
20 May 2015
Understanding the Evolution of Social Complexity in Bees
US - A new genomic study of 10 species of bees representing a spectrum of social living - from solitary bees to those in complex, highly social colonies - offers new insights into the genetic...
Planting Progresses Regardless of Rain
US - Despite rain falling across the US last week, planting progress remains above both the pace of last year, and the current five year average....
US Beekeepers Lost 40 Percent of Bees in 2014-15
US - Beekeepers across the United States lost more than 40 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2014 to April 2015, according to the latest results of an annual...
19 May 2015
Neonicotinoid Ban Continues to Devastate Oilseed Rape Crops
UK - Farmers across the country are continuing to suffer heavy losses through oilseed rape crop damage following restrictions to the availability of neonicotinoids, the NFU has said....
15 May 2015
Help for Organic Farming Certification
US – The US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is to provide $11.9 million in organic certification assistance....
14 May 2015
El Niño Arrives, but What Will He Do?
GLOBAL - The Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Japan Meteorological Agency both announced the emergence of El Niño conditions this week, following months of being on alert. ...
11 May 2015
G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Agriculture ministers from around the world have backed a plan to increase food security and sustainability and reduce food waste....
New Government Should Set Positive Agenda for Farming
UK - The National Farmers Union is looking forward to working with the new government to shape and implement their food and farming manifesto pledges....
08 May 2015
FAO Predicts World Food Import Bill to Fall to Five-year Low
GLOBAL - International prices for agricultural commodities continued to decline in April and abundant inventories are poised to offset any pressure from the slight reduction in global harvests...
05 May 2015
Huge Crop Losses Expected After Nepal Earthquake
NEPAL - The recent earthquake in Nepal has very likely caused high livestock and crop losses, impacting heavily on food security. Millions of people have been effected by the disaster and many...
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...
29 April 2015
CME: Crop Progress Normal
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s weekly Crop Progress report indicated more or less normal gains in corn planting for the past week and said that soybean planting is off to a pretty...
24 April 2015
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...
23 April 2015
How is US Bird Flu Outbreak Affecting Corn, Oilseed Futures?
US - Declines in US maize and soybean futures prices have been linked to the recent outbreak of bird flu in the US. ...
22 April 2015
Heavy Rains Benefit Wheat but Delay Other Plantings
US - More rainstorms have swept over much of the Texas, leaving fields too soggy to work in many areas, but generally benefiting wheat, pastures and rangeland, according to Texas A&M AgriLife...
21 April 2015
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....
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...
15 April 2015
Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
Harper Government Invests in Commercial Beekeeping to Bolster Agriculture Industry
CANADA - Pollination by honeybees is vital to the existence of many British Columbia crops and paid pollination services are increasing in demand....
10 April 2015
Phillipines Explores Cambodia Collaboration on Rice
PHILLIPINES - The Phillipines is hoping to work with Cambodia to exchange knowledge and experience in the rice sector, helping to improve food security....
09 April 2015
New GM Rice Shows Improved Disease Immunity
US - Rice disease immunity can be improved by transferred genes from other species, according to new research from the University of California-Davis....
 
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