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Are EU farmers losing the international productivity race?

Agricultural productivity in the European Union is slipping behind productivity gains in other major farm producing and exporting nations, most notably the United States, Brazil and China, according to research by the agro-chemical industry.

Crop Inputs Agribusiness

“Clear path” towards treaty to protect world’s oceans established

An intergovernmental conference on creating a legal framework to protect the exploitation of the world’s oceans foresees the preparation of a draft treaty during the first quarter of 2019.

 

International European Agricultural Policy

USDA and FDA to hold a joint meeting on regulation of lab-grown meats

USDA and FDA announced on Monday (Sept. 10) they will hold a joint meeting next month to discuss the future of lab-grown meats, possibly in response to a push from some meat producer trade groups who believe that USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), should at least be involved in regulating the emerging field of meat production.

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Are EU farmers losing the international productivity race?

Agricultural productivity in the European Union is slipping behind productivity gains in other major farm producing and exporting nations, most notably the United States, Brazil and China, according to research by the agro-chemical industry.

Crop Inputs Agribusiness

The impact of limiting cadmium levels in European fertilizers – a constructive approach

In recent years, the words ‘phosphate’ and ‘cadmium’ have jointly come under the spotlight even in non-specialised press articles. On more than one occasion they have depicted scary, almost ‘doomsday’ scenarios that may come as a consequence of regulatory changes put forward by the European Commission.

Crop Inputs Environment and Conservation

Enviros press court to vacate Enlist Duo registration

Environmentalists are pressing a federal court to vacate the registration of Dow Agrosciences' Enlist Duo herbicide, arguing the EPA's review of the product was inadequate.

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Organics

Organic stakeholders discuss trends, challenges at industry forum

While consumers for organic foods are diversifying and sales of organic foods continue to rise, growth of the organic food market appears to be leveling off to a more stable pace in recent years, posing new questions and potential challenges for organic producers.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Call for UK and US to abolish farm tariffs, align food standards post-Brexit

The United Kingdom and the United States should abandon all tariffs on bilateral agricultural trade and also adopt a purely science-based approach to sanitary and phytosanitary issues under a new ‘model’ bilateral trade agreement, according to a new report published on Tuesday (September 18).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Under looming farm bill deadline, organic advocates push for final priorities

With only weeks left before the current farm bill expires, the organic sector is continuing its coordinated push to ensure that its top priorities – permanent funding for organic research and financial backing for the organic certification cost-share program - are included in the final version of the bill.

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Precision Agriculture

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Growth in Asia's protein consumption "could cause dramatic environmental damage"

Population growth and rising incomes across Asia will drive a 78% increase in meat and seafood consumption by 2050, according to a new report.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

World’s soils need improvement to boost food production, says FAO

About one third of the Earth’s soil is degraded and its’ improvement is essential to boost food production to prevent hunger and malnutrition, the director general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Europe’s concerns over glyphosate heightened by US ruling

A ruling by a US court that found Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weedkiller caused a school groundsman’s cancer has triggered the German government and retailers in the UK to consider action to restrict the controversial active substance.

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