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Plant-based meat advocates call for appeals court to block Missouri 'fake meat' labeling law

Tofurky manufacturer Turtle Island Foods and other plant-based meat advocates are pressing the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to reverse a federal judge’s decision not to block Missouri from enforcing its “fake meat” labeling law, arguing the ruling ignored the potential harm to companies from the state statute.

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MEPs aim to adopt position on CAP transition by end of April

The MEP leading the work on the CAP transition hopes to start negotiations with the Council on these files in three months.

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New US research raises hopes for ASF vaccine

Researchers in the US are claiming to have developed a vaccine against African Swine Fever (ASF) that appears to be far more effective than any of its predecessors.

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DGAC to discuss 2020-2025 DGA report recommendations at May 11 meeting

As the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) moves forward with developing the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), USDA officials have announced another change in the DGA process.

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Croatia hoping for greener CAP but fears shrinking EU budget will stall progress

The Croatian presidency of the Council of the EU wants greener measures in the next Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), but the country’s farming minister fears the bloc’s next budget will restrict this ambition.

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New EU project hopes to address beef sector’s sustainability issues

A new trans-European beef network, called BovINE, was launched this week to help farmers in the sector address low incomes and protect the environment.

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EU agriculture policy diary (January 27-31): AGRIFISH Council to discuss Green Deal

EU agriculture ministers will discuss farmers’ role in the European Green Deal, the bloc’s new strategy to become climate neutral by 2050.

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Spanish group to fight Trump tariffs on food wait to meet PM

Members of Spain’s newly-formed Platform against Tariffs of the Trump Administration on Spanish food products have met with the country’s minister of industry, trade and tourism, Reyes Maroto, and the minister of agriculture, fisheries and food, Luis Planas, to convey the platform’s “utmost concern” about the current situation.

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Pro-trade ag coalition urges Farm Bureau members to keep up trade push

AUSTIN, TEXAS - Farmer engagement on trade policy remains an important issue even after the recent conclusion of key trade pacts like the US-Mexico-China Agreement (USMCA) and the Phase One US-China deal, Farmers for Free Trade (FFT) Executive Director Angela Marshall Hofmann told 2020 American Farm Bureau Convention attendees during a workshop last week.

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Day ahead – Jan. 24, 2020: US-UK trade deal, Perdue heads to Europe, non-dairy marketing

The Trump administration hopes to secure a US-UK trade deal this year, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday (Jan. 23). Meanwhile, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue will travel to Europe next week to discuss ag issues and several Senators again pressed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the issue of plant-based products marketed with dairy terms.

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EPA WOTUS replacement draws praise from ag groups, scorn from environmentalists

A reworked Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule that scales back the number of waterways and wetlands falling under federal Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction was unveiled today by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler. Ag groups reacted positively to the development, while environmental groups vowed to challenge the move in court.

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FDA urged to act on CBD to provide certainty for industry and consumers

Hemp growers and product makers are desperate for FDA to clear a path for use of CBD in foods and supplements and still see the issue as the major hurdle facing the industry, the top US lawyer for Canopy Growth said this week during a Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) webinar.

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China to ban single-use plastic straws, tableware and bags

China is banning the production and sale of single-use plastic in stages, starting this year with drinking straws and, in big cities, foam plastic tableware.

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Spanish group to fight Trump tariffs on food wait to meet PM

Members of Spain’s newly-formed Platform against Tariffs of the Trump Administration on Spanish food products have met with the country’s minister of industry, trade and tourism, Reyes Maroto, and the minister of agriculture, fisheries and food, Luis Planas, to convey the platform’s “utmost concern” about the current situation.

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Polish MPs call on government to liberalise online alcohol sales

A group of Polish lawmakers from the opposition Confederation party have called on the government to scrap the ban on online alcohol sales. The MPs claim that the restriction does not take into account the societal and technological developments that have taken place in Poland over the past years.

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Protecting children from junk food marketing a human rights issue

Protecting children from harmful marketing practices for products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) is a human rights issue and governments that are a party to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) “have a duty to protect, respect and fulfil children’s right to health,” according to a major new report from the World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF).

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Kentucky to stick with existing hemp plan for 2020

Kentucky will continue to operate its current hemp program and won't adjust its regulations to comply with USDA's interim hemp production rule for the 2020 growing season. 

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Day ahead – Jan. 24, 2020: US-UK trade deal, Perdue heads to Europe, non-dairy marketing

The Trump administration hopes to secure a US-UK trade deal this year, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday (Jan. 23). Meanwhile, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue will travel to Europe next week to discuss ag issues and several Senators again pressed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the issue of plant-based products marketed with dairy terms.

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Protecting children from junk food marketing a human rights issue

Protecting children from harmful marketing practices for products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) is a human rights issue and governments that are a party to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) “have a duty to protect, respect and fulfil children’s right to health,” according to a major new report from the World Cancer Research Fund International (WCRF).

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FDA urged to act on CBD to provide certainty for industry and consumers

Hemp growers and product makers are desperate for FDA to clear a path for use of CBD in foods and supplements and still see the issue as the major hurdle facing the industry, the top US lawyer for Canopy Growth said this week during a Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) webinar.

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