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Russia has joined the list of countries blocking pork imports from Serbia following news that African Swine Fever (ASF) has reached the Balkan country for the first time.
Norwegian industry organisation Virke is pushing for Norway’s 3,000 kiosks and gas stations to get the same rights to sell beer as the country’s grocery stores. If this isn’t possible, the group is looking to lobby to move all beer sales to the country-owned Vinmonopolet liquor stores instead.
The UK’s Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has insisted it “will not hesitate” to provide direct support for certain agriculture sectors in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, following the publication of a report claiming up to half of farms in the UK could go bankrupt under such a scenario.
The head of the American Farm Bureau Federation has defended controversial agricultural practices in the US amid concerns that the UK might have to adopt them to secure a trade deal post-Brexit.
Serbia’s Agriculture Ministry confirmed the country’s first outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) on Tuesday (August 13) after samples tested positive at the EU’s reference laboratory in Madrid.
Australia’s trade ministry has published a list of 172 food and drink products that the European Union wants to be protected as Geographical Indications (GIs) under a future trade agreement between the two markets. The list includes a variety of dairy products as well as types of olive oil, meat and spices.
The Norwegian government has sent a draft grocery law to the country’s parliament for consideration.
Serbia has reported four suspected cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) among backyard pigs which - if the disease is confirmed - would likely dash the country’s hopes of exporting pork to China.
Indonesia’s moratorium on new forest clearance - first introduced in 2011 and repeatedly extended - has been made permanent.
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