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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

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

USDA adds Vietnam, Cambodia to list of ASF-affected regions

Vietnam and Cambodia were added to the list of regions where African swine fever (ASF) has been confirmed, following detection of the disease in both countries' pork herds earlier this year, according to notices from USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) dated August 8 and published today (August 14) in the Federal Register.

US Agricultural Policy APHIS

FDA sends first warning letter under FSVP to Tahini importer

FDA Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless called attention Aug. 13 to the first warning letter fired off to an importer under the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) and signaled the agency’s intent to enforce the foreign supplier requirements, particularly as part of an outbreak investigation.

US Food Policy Food Safety and Standards

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

Indonesia’s ban on forest clearance made permanent

Indonesia’s moratorium on new forest clearance - first introduced in 2011 and repeatedly extended - has been made permanent.

Environment and Conservation Political

Day ahead – August 9, 2019: Suit against pork companies tossed

A judge dismissed lawsuits alleging several pork companies conspired to limit supplies and boost prices. Meanwhile, six states sued EPA over its decision not to ban chlorpyrifos and findings about a Salmonella strain by Kansas State researchers are said to underscore the need for coordination between researchers, regulators.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Canada urged to compensate meat producers over China ban

Canada’s government is coming under pressure to compensate meat producers for harm caused by an ongoing trade dispute with China.

Trade Disputes Food Safety and Standards
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