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11 July 2014
Is Climate Change to Blame for Rising Problem of Charcoal Rot in Soybeans?
US - With over 100 diseases that can attack soybean crops, why would charcoal rot rise to the top of the most wanted list? ...
EU Feed Production Slightly Higher in 2013
EU - Compound feed production in the EU-28 was 155 million tonnes in 2013, up slightly from the year before....
08 July 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Lower Prices Across Grains
ANALYSIS - There's solidly lower prices across the grain markets at the start of this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
EU Expects Good Cereal Harvest Increased Meat Milk Production
EU - The prospects for 2014 indicate an above average EU cereal harvest for the second year in a row and record level of cereal exports for marketing year 2013/14, according to the Commission's...
07 July 2014
New Scheme Recognises Compliant Feed Businesses
UK - Livestock authorities in the UK have taken measures to cut the number of inspections for certain feed businesses, based on risk....
Heavy Rains Improve Nicaragua Maize Crop
NICARAGUA - After uncertain planting prospects at the beginning of the sowing period, because of very low precipitation, particularly in the main producing department of Jinotega, above-average...
04 July 2014
Retail Chain Allowed to Source Produce from Farmers Directly
INDIA - The research-based policy advocacy industry body, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) has asked the Uttarakhand state government to allow retail chain to procure agri produce...
Bayer Responds to Bee Announcements Regarding Neonicotinoids
GLOBAL - Bayer remains committed to environmentally safe use of its products. More than 100 studies have concluded that when used according to label instructions, neonicotinoids are not harmful...
02 July 2014
Bloodsucking Mite Threatens Future of UK Honeybees
UK - Scientists have discovered how a bloodsucking parasite has transformed Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) into one of the biggest threats facing UK honeybees....
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
Part II: Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial, write Oistein Thorsen and Garret Higgins, both with trie....
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
FAO Says Iraq Faces Serious Food Security Due to Conflict
IRAQ - A favourable crop forecast for 2014 is now in jeopardy as people flee their homes and farms during main harvest and amid the recent escalation of conflict in a large swath of the Iraq,...
25 June 2014
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
EU Becomes World's Largest Agri-food Exporter
EU - New figures just released show that, in 2013, EU agri-food exports continued to grow as in the previous years and reached a value of €120 billion, which made the European Union the world's...
Senate Plans to Improve Competitive Position of Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry is confident recommendations contained in its report "Innovation in Agriculture: The Key to Feeding a Growing Population"...
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,...
Welsh Action Plan Aims Food & Drink Growth of 30% by 2020
UK - In the autumn I outlined my aspirations for the food and drink industry in Wales, writes Alun Davies, Welsh Minister for Natural Resources and Food. ...
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
Indian Ministry Announced Plan to Develop Food Map
INDIA - The country will be developing food map across the country, Ms Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Indian Minister for Food Processing Industries said a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) event...
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....
FAO India Head Calls on Agriculture Minister, Discusses Farming, Animal Health Issues
INDIA - Peter Kenmore, FAO Representative in India has notified the Agriculture Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh today (19 June) of the work done by FAO globally, and in India towards ensuring...
18 June 2014
Record Global Soybean Year Forecast
GLOBAL – Analysts are predicting another record global soybean crop for 2014/15....
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
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
35 Years of EU Food Safety Alert System
EU - Europe is more than ever reliant on its Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) to ensure that our food meets some of the highest food safety standards in the world. Besides its main...
EU Agriculture, Fisheries Committee Meets This Week
EU - The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting will take place in Luxembourg on 16 and 17 June 2014. Among the leading topics on the agenda are the single school food scheme, the dairy market...
30 May 2014
Global Malnutrition Depends on Productivity, Climate Change
US - Global malnutrition could fall 84 per cent by the year 2050 as incomes in developing countries grow - but only if agricultural productivity continues to improve and climate change does not...
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...
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