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Senior doctor calls for ban on the sale of energy drinks to children

A senior doctor has called for a ban on the sale of energy drinks to children as the UK government currently consults on whether to implement such legislation.

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Cell-cultured food could help solve climate problem, experts say

Delicious, affordable, cell- and plant-based meats that consumers trust may just solve the world’s largest climate problem, said experts at the recent Good Food Conference in Berkeley, Calif.

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More information sought on US farmer aid plan at upcoming WTO ag meeting

Several countries indicated they will seek more information from the US on the $12 billion farmer aid plan deployed by the Trump administration during this week's meeting of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Committee on Agriculture.

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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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Centre right MEPs insist on science-based pesticide approvals
Cornell's Brian Wansink to step down after probe finds academic misconduct
Belgium to cull four thousand pigs to prevent ASF spread
Finland considers building border wall to prevent ASF outbreak
Court lifts stay on Jif ‘Natural’ labeling complaint
Commission clears Luxembourg food ingredients merger
Croatian government drafts amended VAT law to lower tax rate on food products
Green groups denounce being excluded from “last chance” CAP reform talks
Day ahead – September 24, 2018: US-China tariffs, upcoming E15 announcement, USDA expands MFP payments
Are EU farmers losing the international productivity race?
US Washington week ahead: Farm bill, spending and trade all in focus
More information sought on US farmer aid plan at upcoming WTO ag meeting
Low-calorie food makers ask FDA to not list allulose as 'sugar' on revised label
Cell-cultured food could help solve climate problem, experts say
Senior doctor calls for ban on the sale of energy drinks to children
Industry lobby accused of boycotting EU climate change policies
Vilnius conference pushes blockchain benefits for food safety, traceability and logistics
MEPs outline shortcomings of EU pesticide authorisations
Court extends stay on 'non-GMO' baby formula dispute
Singapore opens market to processed poultry from Russia
Brazil boosts inspection to avoid African Swine Fever
MEPs demand tougher action on Ukrainian poultry loophole
Day ahead – September 21, 2018: No agreement yet after US-Canada NAFTA talks, Cargill beef recall, Rep. Issa tapped for trade post
Sharp drop in sale volumes at latest SMP tender
EU pigmeat prices drop as market impact of ASF outbreak begins to bite

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Green groups denounce being excluded from “last chance” CAP reform talks

Environmental organisations complain that they are not being represented at Council discussions on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, while they fear that the proposals on the table will fail to make the EU farming sector more sustainable.

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Centre right MEPs insist on science-based pesticide approvals

The European Parliament’s largest political group, the centre right European People’s Party (EPP), is demanding that the EU takes a science-based approach towards pesticide authorisation.

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Belgium to cull four thousand pigs to prevent ASF spread

Belgium will announce in the coming days the culling of 4,000 pigs in the confined area following the discovery of nine boars suffering from African Swine Fever (ASF), the country’s federal minister has said.

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Finland considers building border wall to prevent ASF outbreak

Finnish authorities are considering the construction of a wall on the Finnish-Russian border to halt wild boars that can bring African Swine Fever (ASF) into the country.

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Day ahead – September 24, 2018: US-China tariffs, upcoming E15 announcement, USDA expands MFP payments

The US and China imposed new tariffs on each other's products in their latest trade war escalation. Meanwhile, an announcement on year-round E15 sales is again tipped as forthcoming and USDA announced an expansion of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments along with other adjustments to its ag trade aid plan.

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Are EU farmers losing the international productivity race?

Agricultural productivity in the European Union is slipping behind productivity gains in other major farm producing and exporting nations, most notably the United States, Brazil and China, according to research by the agro-chemical industry.

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US Washington week ahead: Farm bill, spending and trade all in focus

The Senate is in session this week while the House will return Tuesday from its week-long break.

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Vilnius conference pushes blockchain benefits for food safety, traceability and logistics

Blockchain technology will increasingly be adopted by companies in the agri-food sector in the years to come, and will be essential to ensuring food and drink products flow smoothly between the UK and EU post-Brexit, a conference in Lithuania heard this week.

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Croatian government drafts amended VAT law to lower tax rate on food products

The Croatian government has submitted a draft amended value-added tax (VAT) law to the country’s parliament.

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Centre right MEPs insist on science-based pesticide approvals

The European Parliament’s largest political group, the centre right European People’s Party (EPP), is demanding that the EU takes a science-based approach towards pesticide authorisation.

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Belgium to cull four thousand pigs to prevent ASF spread

Belgium will announce in the coming days the culling of 4,000 pigs in the confined area following the discovery of nine boars suffering from African Swine Fever (ASF), the country’s federal minister has said.

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Commission clears Luxembourg food ingredients merger

The European Commission has given EQT Fund Management the green light to acquire food ingredients maker Antelope Topco S.C.A (Azelis) because there are no horizontal overlaps or vertical links between the two Luxembourg-based companies.

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Low-calorie food makers ask FDA to not list allulose as 'sugar' on revised label

While FDA is still deciding how to treat allulose, a low-calorie sugar substitute, on the new Nutrition Facts panel, the agency has received yet another call from industry requesting that the substance not be labeled as “sugar” or “added sugar.”

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Cornell's Brian Wansink to step down after probe finds academic misconduct

Food researcher Brian Wansink, who has been under investigation for research misconduct for more than a year, has resigned and will be removed from all teaching and research duties at Cornell University, Michael Kotlikoff, Cornell provost, said last week.

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Court lifts stay on Jif ‘Natural’ labeling complaint

A federal judge has revived a class action lawsuit that alleges the J.M. Smucker Company is misleading consumers by labeling its Jif peanut butter as "natural."

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US Washington week ahead: Farm bill, spending and trade all in focus

The Senate is in session this week while the House will return Tuesday from its week-long break.

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