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Biotechnology

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EU biotech policies still scorned by the US

The European Union's (EU) recent approval of several ag biotech products is a positive development, but regulatory delays and bans imposed by individual member states remain major concerns, the US said in statement at the August 15 World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) meeting.

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: CAP set for delay, UN climate report, cell-based meat

A lack of clarity over the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), largely due to the uncertainty around Brexit, could mean the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will not be implemented until 2023.

CAP Food Technology

Food and grain industries blast USDA biotech crop proposal

Food and grain industry groups have issued scathing assessments of the Trump administration's proposal to overhaul USDA's biotech rules, warning the plan would frustrate consumers and lead to costly trade disruptions.

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Crop Inputs

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Enviros restart legal bid to upend Monsanto's dicamba herbicide

Environmentalists have again called on a federal appeals court to vacate EPA's approval of Monsanto's dicamba herbicide, arguing the agency failed to account for the harm from drift of the potent pesticide and ignored its potential impact on endangered species.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Brazilian citrus industry to restrict use of dimethoate after EU withdrawal notice

Brazil’s citrus sector has restricted the use of the insecticide dimethoate in production of fruit for juice and for export as fresh produce, in response to the European Union’s decision not to renew its authorisation due to risks identified in its reassessment.

Crop Inputs Compliance and Enforcement

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: CAP set for delay, UN climate report, cell-based meat

A lack of clarity over the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), largely due to the uncertainty around Brexit, could mean the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will not be implemented until 2023.

CAP Food Technology
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Organics

General Mills lays out strategy for reducing pesticide use

General Mills is scoring points for sharing plans to reduce pesticide use in its agricultural supply chain, detailing its strategies for promoting regenerative agriculture and integrated pest management (IPM) techniques as well as expanding organic production and promoting pollinator health.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Green groups want complete ban on agrochemicals in Europe by 2035

Environmental groups have asked the European Commission to launch a petition seeking to ban synthetic pesticides by 2035.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Origins of livestock rule, enforcement of organic standards discussed at NOP hearing

Some lawmakers on Wednesday (June 17) called on USDA to help struggling organic farmers by acting fast to finalize a much-anticipated Origins of Livestock rule for organic production.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy
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Precision Agriculture

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Agritech, ethics and society: The human dimension

All new agri-food technologies, whether digital, mechanical or biological, have impacts on people and on human society.

Precision Agriculture Technology

OECD stresses need to decouple farm support, production decisions

Market-distortive agricultural support policies continue to be common around the globe and efforts to reform those policies have stagnated over the past decade, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said in a new report.

US Agricultural Policy Farm Policy & Programs

Sensors and sensibilities: How agri-tech is transforming farming

New technologies are beginning to revolutionise the agricultural production process. Applications and processes which, until quite recently, would have seemed rather fanciful are rapidly becoming established throughout the agri-food chain, transforming yields and productivity, and opening up ever-greater possibilities in terms of data processing and information availability.

Precision Agriculture Technology
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