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Judge cuts damages but denies bid to overturn glyphosate cancer verdict

A California judge on Monday (Oct. 22) denied Monsanto's bid to overturn a jury verdict that found the company failed to warn a cancer victim of the risks from its glyphosate-based weedkillers but reduced the $250 million in punitive damages awarded to the plaintiff to $39 million.

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USDA says 136 expressions of interest received for ERS, NIFA relocations

Some 136 expressions of interest to host USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), were received by the department by an October 15 submission deadline.

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BEUC criticises portion-based front-of-pack labelling schemes

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) has criticised two portion-based front-of-pack labelling schemes in a 22 October letter to Anne Bucher, the new Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE).

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Feeding 10 billion people by 2050 can be done within planetary limits - study

A global shift towards more plant-based diets, improving farming practices and technologies, and halving food loss and waste will be required to feed 10 billion people sustainably by 2050, according to a new study.

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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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Organic Center hails new French study linking organic food consumption to lower risk of cancer
BEUC criticises portion-based front-of-pack labelling schemes
Food systems should be ‘integral part’ of EU bioeconomy strategies
New ethanol support package for India could be on the way
Brazil launches WTO dispute against China over sugar import policy
FDA rejects petition mandating phosphorus on food labels
Judge cuts damages but denies bid to overturn glyphosate cancer verdict
Day ahead – October 23, 2018: Japan monitoring US-China trade tensions, new ASF detections, China boosts rural infrastructure efforts
Kuwait lifts ban on meat from Russia
China poised to approve pork imports from Portugal
USDA says 136 expressions of interest received for ERS, NIFA relocations
USDA, FDA and EPA band together to reduce food waste
Feeding 10 billion people by 2050 can be done within planetary limits - study
ASF found in in passenger luggage in Japan, as US highlights need for sniffer dogs
EU rejects tooth decay, sperm and mastitis claims
EU eases restrictions on Myanmar fishery products and Peruvian scallops
USDA announces pink bollworm eradicated in continental US
FDA seeks comments on new guides for produce safety, fresh-cut processors
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Belgium government releases €1 million to reimburse farmers affected by ASF
EU regions question proposals on access to industry data
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Food systems should be ‘integral part’ of EU bioeconomy strategies

European countries are not including food systems in their respective bioeconomy strategies, a university professor has warned.

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Organic Center hails new French study linking organic food consumption to lower risk of cancer

Organic advocates in the United States are calling attention the results of a new, large-scale French study which has linked consumption of organic foods to lower cancer risk.

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New ethanol support package for India could be on the way

A second bailout package for India's sugar industry could be in the offing as the Food Ministry plans to float a Cabinet note seeking loan incentives for ethanol producers.

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Brazil launches WTO dispute against China over sugar import policy

Brazil has launched a complaint against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge its restrictions on sugar imports.

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USDA announces pink bollworm eradicated in continental US

Eradication of the pink bollworm, an invasive species that damages cotton crops, was announced by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue late last week. He credited decades of research and collaborative pest management efforts for the accomplishment.

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Organic Center hails new French study linking organic food consumption to lower risk of cancer

Organic advocates in the United States are calling attention the results of a new, large-scale French study which has linked consumption of organic foods to lower cancer risk.

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New ethanol support package for India could be on the way

A second bailout package for India's sugar industry could be in the offing as the Food Ministry plans to float a Cabinet note seeking loan incentives for ethanol producers.

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Brazil launches WTO dispute against China over sugar import policy

Brazil has launched a complaint against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge its restrictions on sugar imports.

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EU eases restrictions on Myanmar fishery products and Peruvian scallops

The EU has lifted an almost total ban on fishery product imports from Myanmar and eased restrictions on farmed, shelled scallops from Peru following European Commission audits.

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Organic Center hails new French study linking organic food consumption to lower risk of cancer

Organic advocates in the United States are calling attention the results of a new, large-scale French study which has linked consumption of organic foods to lower cancer risk.

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Kuwait lifts ban on meat from Russia

Russia has regained access to Kuwait’s market for beef, sheep and goat meat after successfully containing an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD).

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ASF found in in passenger luggage in Japan, as US highlights need for sniffer dogs

As African Swine Fever (ASF) continues to spread in China and Europe, other parts of the world are intensifying border checks in a bid to protect their pig herds from the disease.

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FDA rejects petition mandating phosphorus on food labels

FDA has denied a 2016 petition that would have required food makers to add phosphorus to all nutrition labels.

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Organic Center hails new French study linking organic food consumption to lower risk of cancer

Organic advocates in the United States are calling attention the results of a new, large-scale French study which has linked consumption of organic foods to lower cancer risk.

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Day ahead – October 23, 2018: Japan monitoring US-China trade tensions, new ASF detections, China boosts rural infrastructure efforts

Japanese Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said he wants to monitor the impact of the trade war between the US and China for effects on the global economy. Meanwhile, African swine fever (ASF) was found in packed pork sausage that a traveler brought into Japan from Beijing, and China announced it will seek to increase infrastructure construction in rural areas of the country.

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USDA, FDA and EPA band together to reduce food waste

USDA, FDA and EPA have joined forces to reduce food waste, which is estimated to affect 30% to 40% of the food supply in the United States.

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