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Academic study says Bayer-Monsanto tie-up should be blocked

The proposed merger between Bayer and Monsanto should be blocked under EU competition rules, as divesting particular assets would not address the underlying concerns, a new study has found.

European Agricultural Policy US Agricultural Policy

'Mutual agreement' ends long-running EU-Canada beef hormone dispute

Canada has agreed to drop all complaints over the EU’s ban on hormone-treated beef after securing enhanced market access as part of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

European Agricultural Policy Trade Disputes

OTA hails new bill to crack down on 'fake' organic imports

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is throwing support behind a bill introduced Sept. 28 by Rep. John Faso (R-N.Y.) that would help improve the National Organic Program’s (NOP) oversight of global organic trade, create a level playing field for U.S. organic farmers and establish a better system to ensure the integrity of the organic label. 

US Food Policy Organics

R-CALF USA files complaint to block expansion of Animal Disease Traceability program

The Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF USA) has filed an administrative complaint charging USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) with falsifying industry comments to support expanding its Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) rule to include cattle under 18 months of age and to mandate electronic ear tags for all cattle.
US Food Policy Traceability & Supply Chain

China suspends application of new health certificates on food imports

China has agreed to delay the implementation of controversial new food import rules by two years, following criticisms by its major trading partners that the rules were unfair and would disrupt trade.

European Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Is 'Blockchain' a panacea for frictionless agribusiness trade?

Blockchain technology is set to take the agribusiness sector by storm, according to some enthusiastic advocates. Aiming to enhance traceability and transparency across the world food chain, blockchain could also significantly enhance safety and shelf-life, while tackling fraud and preventing agro-terrorism.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Podcast: What does Brexit mean for food labelling?

UK food labelling has on a number of occasions been seen to be out of step with the rest of the EU, so can we expect even more divergence post-Brexit as British exporters seek out new global markets?

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

Court upholds seafood traceability rule

Despite opposition from seafood importers, a federal judge has ruled that a seafood monitoring rule that requires a new traceability system for seafood “at-risk” for fraud and illegal fishing was lawfully implemented by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and can take effect as planned. 

US Food Policy North America

Walmart, Tyson Foods among companies joining IBM to trace food using blockchain

Walmart, Tyson Foods and Unilever are teaming up with other leading retail and food companies and IBM to use blockchain technology to help track food supplies and find foodborne contamination faster, the companies announced Tuesday (Aug. 22).

US Food Policy Traceability & Supply Chain
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