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Biotechnology

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NPPC pushes back on report critical of meat consumption

Objections to a new report from the Lancet medical journal that called for reduced consumption of meat, dairy and eggs for health and environmental reasons was voiced by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Sen. Grassley indicates USTR saw little progress on key China issues in talks

US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer did not see any progress made on structural issues during trade talks with China last week in Beijing, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said on Tuesday after meeting with Lighthizer January 11.

US Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

US eyes agriculture, food safety in objectives for EU trade talks

Agriculture and food safety are among the topics the US wants included in free trade agreement negotiations with the European Union (EU), despite the EU's reluctance, according to negotiating objectives released late last week by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR).

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Crop Inputs

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French Court cancels approval for Roundup Pro 360

The French Administrative Court in Lyon has cancelled the approval for Bayer legacy company Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup Pro 360 (glyphosate).
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Canada dismisses concerns about glyphosate safety

Canada's public health department says legal uses of glyphosate pose little risk to human health or the environment and has rejected allegations that its recent re-evaluation of the widely-used herbicide was unduly influenced by industry interests.

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Court uproots challenge of Monsanto's dicamba herbicide

A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit challenging EPA's 2016 approval of Bayer-owned Monsanto's dicamba herbicide, agreeing with the company that the complaint is moot because of a new registration issued by the agency last October.

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Organics

USDA petitioned to ban hydroponics from using the organic seal

USDA’s decision to allow hydroponic produce to use the organic label has been a disappointing one for some farmers, and now the Center for Food Safety (CFS) has petitioned the agency to stop “soil-less” producers from using the organic seal.

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USDA lists 16 new substances allowed for use in organic production

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has issued a final rule that amends the list of substances either allowed or prohibited for use in organic production and handling.

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Mostly positive reactions to new farm bill continue

Reactions to the new farm bill cleared by the House and Senate continue, with most of them indicating a positive view of the legislation.

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Precision Agriculture

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Report calls for transformation of global diets to deliver sustainable food systems

Diet and food production must radically change to improve health and avoid potentially catastrophic damage to the planet, a report published in the Lancet medical journal warns.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Data sharing in food and agriculture can 'increase yields and income by 30%'

Sharing information along the food production and supply chain can increase yields and incomes by between 10% and 30%, a global organisation dedicated to data sharing has said.

International European Agricultural Policy

Bayer to provide public access to glyphosate safety studies

Bayer’s Crop Science division will provide public access to data on its legacy company Monsanto’s herbicide, glyphosate, via its transparency platform as of next month.

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