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Russian embargo on Western products stimulates local production

The Russian ban on agricultural products from Western countries as well as President Vladimir Putin’s aim to make the country self-sufficient, seem to have stimulated important branches of Russia’s agricultural industry.

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Central and Eastern European countries launch joint call to tackle UTPs

Eight member states have adopted a joint declaration in which they agree to address unfair trading practices (UTPs) in the food supply chain as a common priority.

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Marketing restrictions needed on breakfast cereals, say dentists

The British Dental Association has called for “sweeping changes” to food marketing and product formulation following the publication of research into sugar-rich breakfast cereals.

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FDA finds Brazilian GM sugar safe

Genetically modified raw and refined sugar from Brazilian sugarcane can be sold in the U.S. after FDA sent a letter to a Brazilian company clearing the insect-resistant sugarcane as safe earlier this month.


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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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Bayer's integration of Monsanto begins
China discovers African Swine Fever in slaughterhouse
Central and Eastern European countries launch joint call to tackle UTPs
Fight against sugar weighs on long-term outlook for world consumption
Day ahead – August 17, 2018: WOTUS court decision, SNAP work requirements debate, NAFTA, US-China trade talks a focus
Concerns emerge over USDA's ERS, NIFA reorg, relocation plans
FDA finds Brazilian GM sugar safe
Denmark builds German border fence to prevent ASF outbreak
Russian embargo on Western products stimulates local production
Marketing restrictions needed on breakfast cereals, say dentists
US, Mexico closing in on NAFTA 2.0 deal
Consumers Report finds heavy metals in baby, toddler products
Hot and dry weather could curb EU sugar beet output
Poland implements fruit, vegetables packaging law
Day ahead – August 16, 2018: US-China trade talks on tap, US Mexico closing in on NAFTA 2.0 deal, EPA's Wheeler looking for RFS compromise
Germany relaxes greening conditions to support drought-hit farmers
Movement on US-Indonesia dispute at WTO DSB meeting
FDA to survey consumers to help shape ‘Healthy People 2030’ Goals
USDA files new, ‘non-smiley’ symbols for GMO disclosure with patent office
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UK sugar tax has “minimal impact” on consumer behaviour, claims analysts
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Hot and dry weather could curb EU sugar beet output

Scorching weather across northern Europe has stressed sugar beet crops and could push EU yields well below last year’s record levels.

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Bayer's integration of Monsanto begins

The integration of Monsanto into the Bayer group can begin following the completion of BASF’s acquisition of Bayer’s global vegetable seeds business.
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China discovers African Swine Fever in slaughterhouse

China has confirmed a case of African Swine Fever (ASF) at a slaughterhouse owned by WH Group, the world’s largest pork company.

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Fight against sugar weighs on long-term outlook for world consumption

World sugar consumption is expected to rise in the short term, but demand growth in major markets is likely to slow in the coming years. Consumer concerns over health is one of the factors weighing on the consumption outlook for the sweetener.

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US, Mexico closing in on NAFTA 2.0 deal

US and Mexican officials are signaling a preliminary agreement on lingering NAFTA issues between the two countries is making progress and is poised to be reached by the end of the month. Progress includes key areas like automotive and environmental rules.

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Bayer's integration of Monsanto begins

The integration of Monsanto into the Bayer group can begin following the completion of BASF’s acquisition of Bayer’s global vegetable seeds business.
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China discovers African Swine Fever in slaughterhouse

China has confirmed a case of African Swine Fever (ASF) at a slaughterhouse owned by WH Group, the world’s largest pork company.

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Fight against sugar weighs on long-term outlook for world consumption

World sugar consumption is expected to rise in the short term, but demand growth in major markets is likely to slow in the coming years. Consumer concerns over health is one of the factors weighing on the consumption outlook for the sweetener.

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Marketing restrictions needed on breakfast cereals, say dentists

The British Dental Association has called for “sweeping changes” to food marketing and product formulation following the publication of research into sugar-rich breakfast cereals.

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China discovers African Swine Fever in slaughterhouse

China has confirmed a case of African Swine Fever (ASF) at a slaughterhouse owned by WH Group, the world’s largest pork company.

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Fight against sugar weighs on long-term outlook for world consumption

World sugar consumption is expected to rise in the short term, but demand growth in major markets is likely to slow in the coming years. Consumer concerns over health is one of the factors weighing on the consumption outlook for the sweetener.

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Denmark builds German border fence to prevent ASF outbreak

Denmark has confirmed its plans to build a fence along the German border in a bid to protect its pork industry from wild boar carrying African swine fever. But critics say the measure is only a symbolic gesture to appease farmers and anti-immigrant sentiments.

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USDA files new, ‘non-smiley’ symbols for GMO disclosure with patent office

USDA has filed six new symbols that are less “smiley” than the three controversial alternatives originally included along with the proposed rule for the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) for labeling of GMO foods with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), to “certify that a product…is a bioengineered food.”

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China discovers African Swine Fever in slaughterhouse

China has confirmed a case of African Swine Fever (ASF) at a slaughterhouse owned by WH Group, the world’s largest pork company.

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Fight against sugar weighs on long-term outlook for world consumption

World sugar consumption is expected to rise in the short term, but demand growth in major markets is likely to slow in the coming years. Consumer concerns over health is one of the factors weighing on the consumption outlook for the sweetener.

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Day ahead – August 17, 2018: WOTUS court decision, SNAP work requirements debate, NAFTA, US-China trade talks a focus

A federal judge's ruling brought the Obama-era Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule back into effect in 26 states. Meanwhile, a key GOP senator urged farm bill conferees to boost work requirements for SNAP and trade issues including NAFTA and US-China talks continue to be a focus.

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