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Bonumose asks FDA to relax standards of identity to promote healthier ingredients

While waiting for FDA to determine if d-tagatose, a low-calorie sweetener, would be excluded from the added sugars declaration on the new Nutrition Facts panel (NFP), Bonumose LLC has come up with one way for FDA to modernize outdated food identity standards.

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Burger King joins with Unilever to deliver plant-based “Whopper” to Europe

Burger King has launched a plant-based Whopper in Europe, following up on the success of similar meat-free products in the US.

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US tariffs could halt rise in EU olive oil exports

The EU has increased its exports of olive oil in recent years, but new US trade sanctions could stop this positive trend.

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EU presses Philippines over ASF curbs on pork

The EU has called on the Philippines to ease restrictions on pork imports, saying current curbs fail to comply with internationally agreed guidelines on African Swine Fever (ASF).

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Food & Ag Policy Briefing: CAP corruption claims, 2nd round of US farmer payouts, beef lawsuit

The system by which Common Agricultural Policy subsidies are distributed came in for some fierce criticism last week following the publication of a newspaper exposé on corrupt misuse of EU funds in some Central and Eastern European countries.

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UK government pledges to allow four times more migrant farm workers

A new Conservative Government would quadruple the annual immigration quota for non-EU seasonal farm workers next year, the UK’s agriculture minister has said.

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Another boost for Brazil as China and Saudi Arabia approve more meat plants

China has authorized another 13 Brazilian meatpacking plants to supply it with pork, beef and poultry, Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina confirmed today (November 12).

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EIB announces more support for young farmers in Greece

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will launch a new, targeted financing product for young farmers in Greece at the beginning of next year.

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EU and Brazil accuse Thailand of 'moving goalposts' on meat imports

Brazil and the EU have accused Thailand of deliberately delaying approvals for meat imports – an allegation the Asian country strongly denies.

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Senate bill seeks ag sector representation on FAA drone board

Representatives from the agriculture, forestry sectors and local governments would gain representation on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) under legislation introduced Friday (Nov. 8) by Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), John Thune (R-S.D.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.).

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Another boost for Brazil as China and Saudi Arabia approve more meat plants

China has authorized another 13 Brazilian meatpacking plants to supply it with pork, beef and poultry, Brazil’s Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina confirmed today (November 12).

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EU and Brazil accuse Thailand of 'moving goalposts' on meat imports

Brazil and the EU have accused Thailand of deliberately delaying approvals for meat imports – an allegation the Asian country strongly denies.

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Day ahead – Nov. 12, 2019: Trump speech, Meatless push, Tyson earnings miss

President Donald Trump will deliver remarks on trade and the economy today (Nov. 12) at the New York Economic Club. Meanwhile, Burger King continues to expand its plant-based food product offerings and Tyson Foods' earnings missed expectations.

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Climate labelling system for food launched in Sweden

More than 3,000 food products sold by an online retailer in Sweden have been analysed and assigned their own carbon footprint measure using a pioneering system launched today (November 12) and developed by Swedish researchers.

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EU and Brazil accuse Thailand of 'moving goalposts' on meat imports

Brazil and the EU have accused Thailand of deliberately delaying approvals for meat imports – an allegation the Asian country strongly denies.

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EU Court rules foods from Israeli occupied territories must be labelled

Foods from territories that Israel has occupied since 1967 must be labelled “Israeli settlement”, the European Court of Justice ruled November 12, finding that it would mislead consumers not to indicate products are sourced from areas illegally occupied under international humanitarian law.

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Norwegian agreement looks to decrease agricultural emissions by 5 million tonnes

The Norwegian government and the agricultural organisations Norwegian Farmers' Association and the Norwegian Farmers' and Small Farmers' Association have signed a “letter of intent” to work towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increased carbon capture from agriculture.

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FDA official says 'no special rules' for CBD

FDA is not willing to treat hemp-derived CBD any differently than any other potential food or dietary supplement ingredient and remains concerned about the lack of safety data, a top agency official said last week.

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Day ahead – Nov. 12, 2019: Trump speech, Meatless push, Tyson earnings miss

President Donald Trump will deliver remarks on trade and the economy today (Nov. 12) at the New York Economic Club. Meanwhile, Burger King continues to expand its plant-based food product offerings and Tyson Foods' earnings missed expectations.

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Day ahead – Nov. 11, 2019: Trump disputes tariff deal, China pork prices, Sugar agreements

President Donald Trump disputed claims by China that the US has agreed to a phased removal of tariffs as part of a Phase One trade deal. Meanwhile, a surge in pork prices is continuing to boost Chinese inflation and the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion at the US Court of International Trade to stay a ruling vacating US-Mexico sugar suspension agreements.

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US Washington week: Holiday-shortened week with spending, nominations in focus

The House and Senate are not in Monday for Veterans Day but return on Tuesday.

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