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30 December 2013
Crop Production: The Animals or Us?
GLOBAL - Projections of population and diet to 2050 indicate that more crops will be fed to animals than humans in twenty years time....
Price of Chinese Agricultural Products Shows Slight Increase
CHINA - The market price for agricultural food products in China rose slightly over the week of 16-22 December according to a survey carried out by the Ministry of Commerce in 36 large and medium...
US Consumers Confused about GMOs
US - Over half of US consumers express some level of concern about genetically-modified organisms (GMOs)....
Australian White Paper to Boost Productivity
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government is developing a White Paper to boost agriculture’s productivity and profitability....
27 December 2013
30 Per Cent of World's Corn, Rice, Wheat Crop Land 'Maxed Out'
US - About 30 per cent of the major global cereal crops – rice, wheat and corn – may have reached their maximum possible yields in farmers' fields, according to University of Nebraska-Lincoln...
23 December 2013
Food Availability Increases as Dependence on Food Trade Grows
FINLAND - The results have been released on a study made at Aalto University in Finland examining developments in food availability and food self-sufficiency in 1965....
World's Largest Ag Research Partnership Doubles Funding to $1 Billion
GLOBAL - Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) the world's largest agriculture research partnership, has announced its funding has doubled from $500 million in 2008...
20 December 2013
Global Food Security Relies on Trade
GLOBAL - On a global scale food supply is sufficient to feed the entire population but its uneven distribution leaves a significant proportion of the world’s population food insecure while...
19 December 2013
Holistic Farming Approach to Meet World Food Demand Sustainably
GLOBAL - A holistic long-term approach may be the key to introducing sustainability into the food and agriculture (F&A) equation, according to a new report from Rabobank....
New Tool for Management of Varroa Mites in Bee Hives
EU - There has been a significant decline in European honey bee colony numbers over recent years and hive infestations of the mite, Varroa destructor, are an important factor in contributing...
Canada Investment to Strengthen Food Safety Standards
CANADA - Canada’s agricultural industry will benefit from an enhanced food safety audit system that will increase consistency throughout the sector, with the help of an investment from the...
17 December 2013
Canada, BC Fund Agrifood Innovation & Sustainability
CANADA - The governments of Canada and British Columbia are investing more than C$2 million in agricultural projects that support business development, innovation, food safety, and sustainability....
Gene Discovery Leads Way to More Rice
JAPAN - Scientists from Japan and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have discovered a rice gene that in preliminary testing increased production by 13–36 per cent in modern long-grain...
13 December 2013
Key Measures to Ensure Family Farms Meet Growing Food Demand
GLOBAL - At a major conference organised by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Copa-Cogeca outlined the key measures needed to ensure family farms can meet growing world...
12 December 2013
Copa-Cogeca Outlines Measures to Meet Growing Global Food Demand
GLOBAL - Copa-Cogeca outlined at a major conference organised by FAO today key measures needed to ensure family farms can meet growing world food demand expected to climb by 60 per cent by 2050....
11 December 2013
ADBA to Emphasise Importance of Food Waste
UK - ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton will emphasise the importance of food waste collections as she gives evidence to the House of Lords EU Sub Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment...
03 December 2013
Partnership to Create Benchmark System for Feed Safety Schemes
GLOBAL - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has joined as a partner in the Feed Schemes Observatory (FSO), a global initiative between the feed industry, Feed Assurance Schemes,...
02 December 2013
Agencies Praised for Global Help on Food Safety, Plant Health
GLOBAL - A five-agency programme has shown “impressive” and “highly relevant” results in helping developing countries meet international standards on food safety and animal and plant...
22 November 2013
Is Income Set to Become Dominant Driver of Global Food System?
US - Per capita income is set to eclipse population growth as the dominant driver of change in the global food system, says a Purdue researcher noted for his work on the economic impacts of global...
21 November 2013
Six Meals Wasted a Week Per Household
ANALYSIS - A staggering 4.2 million tonnes of avoidable food waste are being thrown away each year, equating to six meals per week for the average UK household, writes Gemma Hyland....
Investment in Research Will Protect Wheat Crops
CANADA - Government of Canada researchers, led by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Dr. Tom Fetch in Winnipeg, are making progress in combatting a potentially devastating wheat disease known...
18 November 2013
Typhoon Haiyan Impact to be Discussed at Food Security Summit
THAILAND - The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) Food Security Summit, hosted at the UNCC on 26 and 27 November in Bangkok will go ahead with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan acting...
12 November 2013
Typhoon Haiyan Leaves Thousands Dead and Farming Operations Destroyed
PHILIPPINES - A super typhoon has wreaked havoc across many southern and central regions of the Philippines leaving around 12,000 people dead and thousands without access to food and clean...
08 November 2013
Agritechnica 2013: Ag Digital Unveiled
GERMANY - Ag Digital, the free publication highlighting Agritechnica 2013, is now available to download....
06 November 2013
How Safe Are Genetically Modified Foods?
ANALYSIS – Divisions over the safety of Genetically Modified crops and foods have been sharply highlighted the last few weeks in a battle between top scientists, writes Chris Harris....
FAO to Strengthen Commitment to Increasing African Rice Production
AFRICA - Africa's largest gathering of rice industry experts, policy makers and farmers representatives has asked FAO to "stimulate national, regional and global partnerships to (help) develop...
New Winter Canola Varieties Released
US - Two new Roundup Ready winter canola varieties have been developed for the southern Great Plains and released by the Kansas Agriculture Experiment Station, according to Mike Stamm, K-State...
05 November 2013
Project for a Malting Barley with No Chemical Inputs
CANADA - The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture, and Noëlla Champagne, Member of the Quebec National Assembly for Champlain, on behalf of François Gendron, Deputy Premier and Minister...
Jamaicans Asked to Eat Local
JAMAICA – Shoppers are being urged to try local food this November as part of ‘Eat Jamaica Month’....
04 November 2013
Chinese Food Prices Remain Stable
CHINA - Prices of agricultural foodstuff s in China were stable during the week of 21-27 October according to a survey by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce in 36 medium and large sized cities....
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