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Monday, June 01, 2015
Avian Flu Challenging Global Trade
GLOBAL - The global case of avian flu has had a big impact on international markets....
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Global Protein Developments: What are the Implications for the Meat Industry?
ANALYSIS - What meat will be on the world's plate in the coming decades? Who will eat what and why? Stewart Lumb went to listen to Rabobank analyst Albert Vernooij. ...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization has thrown out the US appeal against its ruling over mandatory country of origin labelling....
Monday, May 18, 2015
Korea-Denmark Joint Venture to Promote Organic Food
SOUTH KOREA/DENMARK - Korea and Denmark have joined forces to promote organic foods....
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
How to Assess Environmental Impact of Meat Production
GLOBAL - The need to reduce the environmental impact of food production will become ever more pressing as agriculture doubles production to feed 9 billion people in 2050....
Monday, May 11, 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....
What's in a Name? No More 'Bird Flu', 'Swine Flu'
GLOBAL - The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidelines for naming new human infectious diseases, which include the use of names such as 'bird flu' and 'swine flu', which have unintended negative impacts by stigmatising certain communities...
Friday, May 08, 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 expected this year....
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Kerry Sees Growth
GLOBAL - Food processing and ingredients group, the Kerry Group, has seen a good start to the year maintaining the positive momentum reported in the last quarter of 2014....
Findus CEO Steps Down
EUROPE - Matthieu Lambeaux, CEO of Findus Southern Europe, has decided to step down from his position to progress with some entrepreneurial ventures outside of the Findus group....
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Urgent Need to Find Solutions in Farm Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A plea has been sent out to nations in the World Trade Organization to step up efforts to their differences on key issues blocking progress in the Doha Round farm trade talks....
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Livestock Identification and Recording Vital for Food Security
AFRICA – Sub-Saharan African countries have adopted a declaration on animal identification and recording, a move that is expected to improve food security, livestock genetics and better flock management....
South Africa Accountable for Blocking US Chicken
US & SOUTH AFRICA - The United States Senate Committee on Finance is to put pressure on South Africa to remove what it describes as unfair limits on American chicken imports....
Tuesday, April 14, 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 to feed a growing global population....
Monday, April 13, 2015
Cargill Sees Earnings Rise
US - US meat and agri-food business Cargill has seen net earnings up by a third from the same period last year, with the largest contribution by its Animal Nutrition and Protein business....
Friday, April 10, 2015
Food Safety at Heart of World Health Day
GLOBAL - World Health Day this week had as its theme Food Safety - which is inseparable from strong and efficient animal health systems, says the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
World Health Day Making Food Safe
GLOBAL - New data on the harm caused by foodborne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain, according to the World Health Organisation....
FAO Food Price Index Dropped Further in March
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 points in March 2015, down 2.6 points (1.5 per cent) from its revised February value and nearly 40 points (18.7 per cent) below its level in March 2014....
Can 'FoodKeeper' Application Reduce Waste?
ANALYSIS - How often is food thrown away because it has gone past its best? ...
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Hilton Commits to Cage-free Eggs, Stall-free Pork
GLOBAL - Hospitality chain, Hilton Worldwide, has committed to improving animal welfare in its supply chain by switching to cage-free eggs and gestation crate-free pork....
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Time-out on Trade Talks as Global Negotiations Stall
GLOBAL - Talks at the World Trade Organization over food safety and animal and plant health as part of the on-going trade negotiations have come to an impasse....
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
WTO Sets Up Disputes Panel over Russian EU Trade Tariffs
GLOBAL - The dispute settlement body of the World Trade Organisation has established a disputes panel over Russia’s tariff treatment of agricultural and manufacturing goods from the EU....
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Global Antibiotic Use in Animals Estimated to Rise 67 Per Cent by 2030
GLOBAL - A new study estimates that global use of antibiotics will be 67 per cent higher in 2030 than in 2010 as agriculture intensifies to meet the growing demand for animal protein....
Trade Shows Team Up
GERMANY/US - The existing partnership between Koelnmesse GmbH, the organiser of nutrition-related trade fairs in Europe and Asia, and the PMMI Association for Packaging & Processing Technologies, the organiser of processing and packaging technology trade...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
 
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