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Jury finds Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide likely caused cancer

Exposure to Bayer-owned Monsanto's glyphosate-based weedkiller was likely a substantial factor in causing a California man to develop cancer, a federal jury concluded on Tuesday (March 19).
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Any extension of Article 50 “must ensure more orderly Brexit”, says food industry

European food and agriculture organisations have today said that any extension of the Article 50 process by which the UK withdraws from the EU must “provide a more orderly withdrawal and therefore predictability to operators”

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Agriculture MEPs closer to forming common position on future CAP

Leading Agriculture MEPs have worked out nearly all the necessary compromise amendments on the EU regulations for the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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French plan to ban exports of non-EU approved pesticides delayed

The French National Assembly, the country's lower house of Parliament, has postponed by three years, a government move to ban the manufacture of agrochemicals that do not hold approval within the EU but are exported to countries outside the EU.

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CAP Reform comparison 2015-20 vs 2021-27: Direct Payments

The proposed Common Agricultural Policy for 2021-27 will introduce a number of changes to the current system of direct payments. This easy-to-use table allows you to compare and contrast elements of the new CAP with the current 2015-20 policy.

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Strawberries again top EWG's 'Dirty Dozen' list
Agriculture MEPs closer to forming common position on future CAP
CAP needs to become more efficient, ECA President says
Dietary Guidelines 2020-2025 process to kick off with committee meeting March 28-29
French plan to ban exports of non-EU approved pesticides delayed
Investigation launched into EU’s approvals of five pesticides
This week in Food Chemical News Guide
Day ahead – March 20, 2019: Early damage estimates for Midwest flooding
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Jury finds Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide likely caused cancer
Any extension of Article 50 “must ensure more orderly Brexit”, says food industry
Polish competition watchdog: private label limitation bill unlikely to be passed by current Parliament
Detox not an approved health claim, Andriukaitis tells French MEP
Brazil to implement US wheat TRQ, allow US pork imports
EPA considering Monsanto request to allow spraying of dicamba on corn
FDA sheds light on requested $38.4 million increase for FY 2020 food programs
Opportunity, peril for US pork industry as China ASF outbreak rages
Commission has no transition plan ready to deal with CAP reform delay, says Hogan
Czech Republic to drop emergency checks on Polish beef
Cannabidiol - a trendy substance in a fuzzy regulatory landscape
Commission rejects demands to increase coupled support
UK planning 9 pm watershed on TV and online junk food ads
Day ahead – March 19, 2019: China could triple US farm good purchases
Brazil’s agriculture minister to follow US trade talks with China trip
With Gottlieb leaving, Congress may need to chart path forward for CBD edibles

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Any extension of Article 50 “must ensure more orderly Brexit”, says food industry

European food and agriculture organisations have today said that any extension of the Article 50 process by which the UK withdraws from the EU must “provide a more orderly withdrawal and therefore predictability to operators”

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CAP needs to become more efficient, ECA President says

The EU’s farming subsidies should become more linked to results to increase their efficiency and save money, the head of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has declared.

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Investigation launched into EU’s approvals of five pesticides

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has opened an inquiry into the EU approval process for five agrochemical active ingredients, and the use of the confirmatory data procedure (CDP), following two complaints from environmental group Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe.

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Commission has no transition plan ready to deal with CAP reform delay, says Hogan

The European Commission has not worked out any transitional arrangements to cope with a possible delay in the CAP reform process, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has revealed.

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Jury finds Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide likely caused cancer

Exposure to Bayer-owned Monsanto's glyphosate-based weedkiller was likely a substantial factor in causing a California man to develop cancer, a federal jury concluded on Tuesday (March 19).
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Strawberries again top EWG's 'Dirty Dozen' list

For the fourth year running, strawberries top the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) "Dirty Dozen" list of produce with the most pesticide residues.

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Brazil to implement US wheat TRQ, allow US pork imports

Trade-related commitments between the US and Brazil for US pork and wheat were announced following a meeting between President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the White House today (March 19).

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EPA considering Monsanto request to allow spraying of dicamba on corn

EPA has received a request from Bayer-owned Monsanto to allow dicamba to be sprayed on corn that has been genetically engineered to resist the potent herbicide.

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Polish competition watchdog: private label limitation bill unlikely to be passed by current Parliament

Marek Niechciał, the president of Poland’s competition watchdog UOKiK, has said the bill designed to limit the capacity of large retailers to sell products under their private labels is unlikely to be adopted by the incumbent parliament.

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Investigation launched into EU’s approvals of five pesticides

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has opened an inquiry into the EU approval process for five agrochemical active ingredients, and the use of the confirmatory data procedure (CDP), following two complaints from environmental group Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe.

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Detox not an approved health claim, Andriukaitis tells French MEP

The use of the term ‘detox’ on food labels or in advertisements, needs approval as a health claim in Europe, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis made clear in responding to a question from a French MEP.

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Czech Republic to drop emergency checks on Polish beef

Czech Agriculture Minister Miroslav Toman has provisionally agreed to drop emergency checks on Polish beef after Warsaw promised to put in place new measures to address concerns over food safety.

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Day ahead – March 20, 2019: Early damage estimates for Midwest flooding

Early estimates see large livestock and crop losses from flooding in Nebraska and Iowa. Meanwhile, there is mixed news on US-China trade talks and "extreme shortages" persist in China's hog market as officials say the African swine fever (ASF) outbreak is under control.

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Strawberries again top EWG's 'Dirty Dozen' list

For the fourth year running, strawberries top the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) "Dirty Dozen" list of produce with the most pesticide residues.

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Dietary Guidelines 2020-2025 process to kick off with committee meeting March 28-29

USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are inviting the public to attend the first meeting of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DAC), which will kick off discussions of 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DAG).

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This week in Food Chemical News Guide

This week’s updates include Monsanto’s petition to amend food tolerances for dicamba on genetically engineered corn, along with a list of petitions asking for new food tolerances and tolerance exemptions.

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