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Brazilian agriculture minister Tereza Cristina will follow up this week’s trip to Washington with a visit to China in the first week of May, where she will attempt to secure authorization for more meat plants to export to the Asian country among other things.
The European Commission has categorised palm oil as a biofuel feedstock crop with “high ILUC risk”, meaning it will be subject to a progressive phase-out and cannot be counted towards the EU’s renewable energy targets.
India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) yesterday (March 7) approved a slew of proposals that includes additional financial assistance to the country's sugar sector.
The European Commission has warned US President Donald Trump that the bloc will step back on its commitment to buy more American soybeans if he introduces punitive tariffs on EU cars.
Small-scale palm oil producers are not independent from large-scale palm oil plantations and cannot guarantee they are not responsible for deforestation, EU farmers have said.
The European Commission has concluded that palm oil production causes deforestation and its usage in biofuels should be phased out by 2030, but EU stakeholders criticise the plan for allowing some controversial exceptions.
The European Commission has adopted the legal act to implement its planned anti-subsidy duties on biodiesel from Argentina, with an exemption clause for eight producers that have agreed to minimum price undertakings.
Food and Ag Policy briefing: EU acts on US olive tariffs, sick cows in Europe, Brexit progress unclear
A spat over black olives intensified last week when the EU announced it would seek consultation with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over tariffs imposed by the US on Spanish black olives.
In its reflection paper on sustainability, the European Commission has reiterated that a genuine change in the way humans produce, transform, consume and distribute food is needed.
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