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Government support policies will continue to threaten the stability of global agricultural markets in the coming decade, as while overall levels of support have tended to decline since the turn of the millennium, they remain at levels high enough to stimulate production in the face of potentially over-supplied markets. The only possible exception is dairy.
Agribusiness multinationals are using shady corporate structures to gain access to palm oil sourced from plantations operating in breach of their sustainability commitments, according to a new report.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned yesterday (July 5), after proving unable to stem a flood of ethics allegations which have dogged his tenure at the agency.
The EU’s cereal and oilseeds production for 2018 will drop by 6% due to extreme weather conditions, according to Farm association Copa and Cogeca’s newly released estimates.
Western Europe will be the region of the world with the slowest growth rate in total agricultural and fish production for the next ten years, according to the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2018-2027.
Palm oil’s versatility means it is widely consumed in a large array of products in Europe, including bread, chocolate bars and ice cream, as well as being a significant feedstock for biofuel production. But concerns over the oil’s environmental impact have resulted in food companies and policy makers moving to limit its use.
An offer by the Mercosur bloc to halve tariffs on European cars over seven years has reinvigorated hopes of a breakthrough in the long-running EU-Mercosur trade talks - at a point when the negotiations appeared to be in danger of running out of steam.
This week will see national leaders gather in Brussels to take stock of the progress made in the Brexit negotiations and agree on the next steps forward, while Environment MEPs are set to assess member states’ measures to protect water sources from agricultural nitrate pollution.
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