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Food and Health Policy

Food Policy

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Day ahead – August 16, 2019: Weekend could be key in US-China situation

Developments this weekend could prove pivotal for the trajectory of the US-China trade situation. Meanwhile, a Chicago Fed survey revealed a drop in farmland values and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided new guidance to help food companies comply with nutrition labeling changes.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

US farm lobby defends agricultural practices in discussion about UK trade deal

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.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Seventh Asian country reports outbreak of ASF

Asia’s problems with African Swine Fever worsened on Wednesday (August 14) as Myanmar confirmed its first case of the disease.

Animal Health Farm Policy & Programs

Smithfield launches plant-based protein brand

Smithfield, the world’s largest pork processor, has joined the rush to expand into meat alternatives with the launch of a new plant-based protein portfolio.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

US cheese exports to China slashed nearly 50% in first half of 2019

US cheese exports to China dropped by 46% during the first half of 2019, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) reported this month.

US Agricultural Policy US Food 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
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Health and Nutrition

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Day ahead – August 16, 2019: Weekend could be key in US-China situation

Developments this weekend could prove pivotal for the trajectory of the US-China trade situation. Meanwhile, a Chicago Fed survey revealed a drop in farmland values and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided new guidance to help food companies comply with nutrition labeling changes.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

US farm lobby defends agricultural practices in discussion about UK trade deal

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.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Smithfield launches plant-based protein brand

Smithfield, the world’s largest pork processor, has joined the rush to expand into meat alternatives with the launch of a new plant-based protein portfolio.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

Cargill’s canola-based aquafeed cleared for US cultivation

A canola-based alternative to omega-3 fish oil developed by Cargill for use in aquafeed has been approved for cultivation in the US.

US Food Policy US Agricultural Policy

New study shows ‘substantial’ burden of sesame allergy in the US

While FDA weighs whether to add sesame to the Big Eight list of allergens, a new study shows sesame allergies likely affect at least 1 million children and adults in the US and estimates 0.49% of the population may have a current sesame allergy.

US Food Policy Allergens

Day ahead – August 8, 2019: Optimism about US-UK trade deal

Officials remain upbeat about prospects for a US-UK trade deal after Brexit. Meanwhile, a key House Ag panel Republican discussed recent ag policy accomplishments and priorities, and meat alternatives continue to see expanded offerings in US restaurants.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy
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Tax Policy

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Researchers call for ‘calorie tax’ on processed foods

Public health campaign group Action on Sugar and Action on Salt has called on the UK Treasury and Department of Health and Social Care to introduce a levy on companies making processed foods with excessive amounts of calories to encourage reformulation.

Health and Nutrition Tax Policy

Prevalence of overweight school children “rapidly increasing” across globe, says UN agency

A UNICEF report published this week encourages policymakers to implement a number of measures, including taxes, to decrease the demand for foods high in fat, sugar and salt as the number of overweight children in the world increases.

European Food Law US Food Policy

Day ahead – June 21, 2019: US fines shippers for evading China tariffs

The US Department of Homeland Security fined several shipping companies for evading tariffs on China. Meanwhile, Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 spending bills do not include a pay raise for Congress and a House panel approved a bill that would renew lapsed tax incentives, including the biodiesel tax credit.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy
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