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Day ahead – Dec. 5, 2019: US-China talks, CRP signup, Food prices, E. coli outbreak

China continues to insist that tariffs be lifted as part of any Phase One US-China trade deal. Meanwhile, USDA is expected to announce a general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said food prices rose to their highest level in two years in November and an outbreak of E. coli in romaine lettuce continues to grow.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Russia suspends Latin American beef suppliers over ractopamine

Russia has halted imports from several South American beef suppliers, claiming that some shipments were contaminated with antibiotic residues while others had traces of the controversial feed additive, ractopamine.

Animal Health Food Safety and Standards

Cargill adopts 2030 supply chain greenhouse gas reduction targets

A new goal of reducing company supply chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% per ton of product by 2030 compared to 2017 levels, was announced by Cargill as part of its efforts to combat climate change Tuesday (Dec. 3).

US Agricultural Policy European Agricultural Policy

Canada cancels meatpacker licences following food safety scare

Authorities in Canada have cancelled the licences of three meat producers caught up in an E.coli scare earlier this year.

Food Safety and Standards Food Policy

Cattle and dairy industries “will collapse by 2030”, conference hears

The dairy and cattle industries are predicted to collapse by 2030 as animal meat is replaced by cheaper, good quality food made from precision fermentation protein, Informa’s Food Ingredients Europe conference in Paris, France heard today (December 2nd).

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Walmart pressed on pig welfare after adverse AMR findings

Links between poor animal welfare and the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) have been highlighted by a campaign group, which says it found that 80% of the bacteria isolated from pork sold in US Walmart stores were resistant to at least one antibiotic.

Animal Welfare Food Safety and Standards

Day ahead – Dec. 2, 2019: USMCA prospects, Section 232 tariffs, Hormel on ASF risks

Final terms of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) could be completed this week, paving the way for a House vote on the deal, according to the top Mexican trade negotiator. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump reimposed Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs on Argentina and Brazil and Hormel cited African swine fever (ASF) as a major risk factor for the company in 2020.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Food & Ag Policy Briefing: New Commission’s ‘Green Deal’ plan leaked, FDA says CBD not ‘GRAS’

The new European Commission under President Ursula von der Leyen will start work today (December 2) on fleshing out policies that will shape the EU food and agriculture sector for the next five years.

Environment and Conservation CAP

Andriukaitis defends a science-based approach to food safety regulation

Vytenis Andriukaitis, the EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner since November 2014 mounted a robust defence of strict science-based policy-making in an exclusive interview with IEG Policy in which the Lithuanian politician discussed genetically modified organisms, health claims and nutritional labelling. Sara Lewis interviewed Vytenis Andriukaitis in the dying days of his tenure as EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner

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