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19 February 2014
Melting Snow Coupled with Rain Raises Flooding Potential
US - Indiana homeowners can take advantage of the warming weather to reduce the chance of water damage from melting snow and ice as well as rain that is expected this week, a Purdue Extension...
18 February 2014
El Nino to Impact Americas, Australia, India, China this Summer
ANALYSIS – An El Nino weather event is forecast to develop which should create ideal growing crop conditions in the US, but drier weather is expected in Brazil, Australia, India and China,...
Hidden Crop Pest Threat to Poorer Nations Revealed
UK - The abundance of crop pests in developing countries may be greatly underestimated, posing a significant threat to some of the world's most important food producing nations, according to...
14 February 2014
How Big is Carbon Footprint of Food Waste?
GLOBAL - The carbon footprint of worldwide food losses and food waste amounts to the equivalent of 3.3 giga tons of CO2 emissions....
13 February 2014
BCPC Congress 2014: Precaution or Innovation?
UK - This year’s BCPC Congress is expected to attract a large and diverse representation from the European and international crop protection industry....
12 February 2014
Global Weather Extremes Show Food Security Should be Major Concern
UK - Extreme weather events like those experienced around the world in recent months have shown the importance of ensuring everything is done to protect agricultural land and enable farmers to...
Food Exports Boost French Economic Recovery
FRANCE - The French food industry is the sector that has most contributed to the turnaround in the trade deficit of France....
11 February 2014
Animal Health, Feed Safety Concerns Boost Feed Antioxidant Market
GLOBAL - The world market for animal feed antioxidants is set to grow at more than five per cent annually, according to a recent market research report at a CAGR of 5.07 per cent over the period...
07 February 2014
Sanitary Practices for Transport of Food and Feed Proposed
US - The US Food and Drug Administration has put forward proposals for sanitary practices for people shipping and transporting food and animal feed....
04 February 2014
Soybean Production Drop Could Lead to Shortage
AUSTRALIA - A big drop in soybean plantings in Australia could lead to a shortage of the oilseed on the domestic market next year....
03 February 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - There are still some strains on a few of the emerging market currencies to begin the trading week. ...
UK Establishes Three New Synthetic Biology Research Centres
UK - Three new multidisciplinary research centres in synthetic biology will be established in Bristol, Nottingham and through a Cambridge/Norwich partnership, thanks to funding from the Biotechnology...
30 January 2014
Feed Regulators and Industry Discuss Critical Issues
GLOBAL - The 7th Annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization...
27 January 2014
Students in India, Ethiopia and Kenya to Fight Wheat Stripe Rust
GLOBAL - Four PhD students appointed in India, Kenya and Ethiopia, will contribute to £1.4 million research to combat wheat stripe rust....
$2.2 Million Project to Strengthen Agriculture, Veterinary Research
GLOBAL - Angola, Brazil and FAO are to work closely together to strengthen food security in the Southern African country by boosting its agricultural and veterinary research....
24 January 2014
Agricultural Commodity Prices Expected to Remain Firm
EU - Based on a number of assumptions, a new report from the European Commission forecasts that agricultural commodity prices will remain firm over the medium term, supported by growing global...
Good Practices Feed Manual Published in French
FRANCE - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) together with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) have launched the French language version of the “Manual...
23 January 2014
How Can Global Food Security be Achieved?
ANALYSIS - While last year the word on everyone’s lips in the agricultural world was sustainability, for 2014 the phrase could be “food security”, writes Chris Harris....
22 January 2014
Resilient Farming Systems to Eradicate Hunger
GERMANY - Moves to encourage innovative and resilient farming systems have the potential to make a considerable contribution to improving food and nutrition security....
European Parliament Calls for Crack Down on Food Fraud
EU - European Members of Parliament have called on European countries to fix penalties for food fraud at at least twice the economic gain the fraudster gets from the crime....
Water Stewardship – Key to Food Security?
GERMANY - How sustainable water use can secure food production over the long term was the central theme of the Blue Planet session at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture during Green Week...
21 January 2014
Biofuels Benefits Highlighted at Berlin Green Week
GERMANY - Copa-Cogeca highlighted the major benefits of biofuels for the environment, for the economy, for animal feed, for growth and jobs in EU rural areas and called for a consistant EU policy...
20 January 2014
SynTech Research Creates Global Bee Health Unit
US - SynTech Research is responding to the increasing world-wide issues of pollinator health by creating a Bee Health Unit based at its HQ site in Stilwell, Kansas, USA....
17 January 2014
Best Ways to Produce More, Using Less
GLOBAL - With world food demand expected to rise by 60 per cent by 2050 and resources limited, Copa-Cogeca highlighted best ways to produce more food using less resources at a major conference...
13 January 2014
Sustainable Food Toolkit Launched
US - As the world's population swells beyond 10 billion people later this century, what can we do to sustain the farmland, energy and water supplies needed to keep everyone fed?...
09 January 2014
Honeybee Declines Cause Huge Risk to EU Crops
ANALYSIS - New research has highlighted the huge risk to crops due to diminishing honeybee populations across Europe, writes Gemma Hyland....
08 January 2014
OFC: Europe Must Not Close Doors on Genetic Modification
UK - The longer Europe continues to close its doors to GM, the greater risk that the rest of the world will pass it by....
Reduce Waste and Help Solve Food Security Problems
UK - Global food security problems will not be solved solely by producing more food, writes Chris Harris from the Oxford Farming Conference....
07 January 2014
Right Policy 'Fundamental' to Food Security, says Kendall
UK - NFU President Peter Kendall will today outline how a refocused CAP could be the driver for a thriving and profitable farming industry in this country....
31 December 2013
Research Raises Concerns About Global Crop Yield Projections
GLOBAL - About 30 percent of the major global cereal crops – rice, wheat and corn - may have reached their maximum possible yields in farmers’ fields, according to UNL research published...
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