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28 May 2014
New Device to Find Carcinogenic Food Fungus Faster
UK - One of the food industry’s major recurring challenges, detecting highly carcinogenic toxins that occur naturally in our most common crops, could soon be solved by ground-breaking research...
27 May 2014
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
Feed the Future: Thinking Beyond Crop Harvesting in Africa
US & AFRICA - Purdue University researchers will lead a $5 million, five-year effort to help countries in sub-Saharan Africa reduce hunger and poverty fueled by food waste....
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...
21 May 2014
How Valuable are UN’s Food and Agriculture Business Principles?
ANALYSIS - The United Nations six Food and Agriculture Business Principles that were launched this week, designed to help agricultural communities in underdeveloped and developing regions, in...
15 May 2014
NFU Asks Members to Report Retailers Breaching Supply Code of Practice
UK - Farmers and growers can now make anonymous reports of retailers suspected of breaching the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) through the NFU, thanks to a new scheme....
Considerations for Fungicide Management of Fusarium Head Blight of Wheat
US - Wheat plants are beginning to head out and flower in parts of southern Illinois....
12 May 2014
European Council Adopts Provisions for Animal Plant Financing
EU - The European Council adopted a regulation laying down provisions for the management of expenditure relating to the food chain, animal health and animal welfare, and relating to plant health...
05 May 2014
Food Shortages Could be 'Most Critical World Issue' by Mid-century
US - The world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people and governments, according to a top scientist at the US Agency for International...
02 May 2014
Buzzing for Solutions: The Global Initiative Desperately Trying to Save Bees
GLOBAL - Coming in all shapes and sizes and populating all but the most extreme corners of the globe, bees play a crucial role in agriculture and represent an irreplaceable link in food production....
01 May 2014
Can We Feed the World Using Foley's Five Steps?
ANALYSIS - National Geographic has launched a new series starting this month continuing through the end of the year that will focus on food and the challenge of feeding the global population...
Food Safety Partnership Between Denmark and China
CHINA & DENMARK - On 25 April, a new memorandum of understanding between DTU and CFSA was signed by Martin Bendsøe, DTU Senior Vice President and Dean, at a ceremony in Beijing witnessed by...
30 April 2014
Is Collaboration Key to Unlocking Fruit and Veg Potential?
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond will today (Wednesday) explain how retailers and the Government are crucial to ensuring we have a profitable and sustainable horticulture sector in the UK....
25 April 2014
Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome - How Can You Avoid the Risk?
ANALYSIS - Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is one of the most important diseases of soybean in the Midwest....
18 April 2014
Professor Leads Recommendations on Climate Change Mitigation
US - The latest assessment of global climate change is out and scientists from around the world have recommended changes including some in agriculture, forestry and other land use designed to...
National Research to Deliver Local Solutions at Cereals 2014
UK - The role of national and independent research in delivering local solutions will be the focus of HGCA’s crop management research plots at Cereals 2014....
11 April 2014
Knowledge of Vulnerability in Supply Chain to Detect Food Fraud
NETHERLANDS - Food fraud has always taken place and there are incidents on a regular basis. To combat food fraud more effectively, information is required on which factors play a role in the...
10 April 2014
Irish President Tours FAI Farm During State Visit to UK
UK - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, visited a leading sustainable farming research and innovation centre, the Food Animal Initiative (FAI), in Oxford, as part of a landmark state...
09 April 2014
US Farmers Fighting Wind Erosion and Continued Drought
US - During the first week of April, parts of the North, East, Central and Rolling Plains regions received from 0.5 inch to 2 inches of rain, according the National Weather Service and reports...
07 April 2014
Scientists Develop New Way to Make Food Ingredient from Rice Bran Oil
US - Some of today's popular baked goods might tomorrow contain a butter-like extract, derived from rice bran oil, as a partial replacement for margarine, butter or shortening....
06 April 2014
World Trade Talks Stall over Definition of Safety Standards
GLOBAL - World Trade Organisation talks over an agricultural trade deal have hit another block as one of the negotiating committees could not reach an agreement over a definition for private...
01 April 2014
Peter Kendall New President of World Farmers Organisation
GLOBAL - Former NFU President Peter Kendall has been named the new President of the World Farmers Organisation....
31 March 2014
£4 Million Investment for UK Food Production Innovation
UK - Businesses including an urban farm and spin-outs from Universities across the UK have received a share of £4 million of funding from government and industry to develop their innovative...
28 March 2014
Fall in Prices of Chinese Agro-foodstuff
CHINA - The price of agro-foodstuff in China was falling last week (March 17 to March 23) according to a survey of 36 medium and large sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
27 March 2014
New Plans for European Organic Farming
EU - Maintaining consumer confidence, maintaining producer confidence and making it easier for farmers to switch to organics are the main objectives of a new EU Regulation on organic production...
International Wheat Yield Partnership to Meet Wheat Demands
GLOBAL - A new international partnership aims to increase wheat yields by 50 percent by 2034. This will address demand for wheat – one of the world's most important crops – that is growing...
26 March 2014
Is The US Heading Towards Another Dust Bowl?
ANALYSIS - There's a mixed bag of weather conditions across the US, with rumours that a new Dust Bowl isn't too unlikely, writes Gemma Hyland....
How Can Science and Farming Live Together?
ANALYSIS - Modern farming needs modern scientific techniques, engineering, technology and social science....
EU Council Addresses Organic Production, Meat Labelling
EU - Yesterday's meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council included discussions on harmonising and simplifing rules on organic farming, divergent views of country-of-origin labelling of...
25 March 2014
Road Weight Restrictions Relaxed for Grain Shipments
CANADA - The Manitoba government is making a special one-time amendment to spring weight restriction policy on provincial roads that will enable famers to be nimble and react quickly to changes...
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