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30 September 2020
Trump administration eyes trade deal with Taiwan
A group of Republican lawmakers is calling on the Trump administration to open trade talks with Taiwan in a bid to thwart economic and national security threats from China....
29 September 2020
UK's meat export market at risk as government delays securing Third Country status
The United Kingdom must be formally listed as a Third Country by the EU in order to continue selling meat and other food products in that market, says BMPA...
27 September 2020
EU farming union warns that No-deal Brexit would compound COVID-19 impact
As negotiations between the UK and European Union continue to falter, Copa warns that No-deal could result in devastating blows to the Europe and Britain's agriculture sectors. ...
25 September 2020
UK Lords back welfare safeguard in Agriculture Bill
UK vets and activists welcome move that could prevent food imports produced at lower animal welfare standards. ...
24 September 2020
UK Vets urge animal welfare amendment as Agriculture Bill progresses through the House of Lords
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed a crucial clause in the Agriculture Bill that imposes a requirement for agricultural and food imports to the UK to meet domestic standards....
Researchers at Iowa State explore the resilience of agriculture supply chains
A new project from Iowa State University will investigate how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the US food supply chain, with an eye for short- and long-term solutions to prevent future disruptions. ...
21 September 2020
USDA Releases Roadmap to Address Salmonella in meat, eggs
The US Department of Agriculture’s Office of Food Safety (OFS) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have released a plan to decrease Salmonella, one of the leading causes of foodborne illnesses. ...
14 September 2020
China to suspend imports from companies if shipments of frozen food test positive for COVID-19
Chinese customs officials will suspend imports from companies for one week if frozen foods test positive for COVID-19....
07 September 2020
Taiwan opposition pushes for referendum to block US pork and beef imports
Taiwan’s main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) began a push on Sunday 6 September for a referendum to block the easing of restrictions on US pork imports....
04 September 2020
Food security and support to local farming should be key priorities for EU's agriculture policy
The EU's Agriculture ministers should shore up local farming and food security while coronavirus risks are still high....
03 September 2020
World food prices rise for a third month in a row
The FAO reports that the World Food Price Index rose for a third month in a row in August, as prices coarse grains, vegetable oils and sugar strengthened....
28 August 2020
China says beef import suspension unrelated to China-Australia relations
China suspends beef imports from Australian firm, but says the move is not related to strained diplomatic ties between the two countries....
25 August 2020
Trump administration pledges an additional $1 billion to food for families programme
The Trump administration will provide an additional $1 billion to a federal programme that provides food to American families dealing with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic....
24 August 2020
Changes to Alberta’s meat inspection regulations have unions and producers at odds
Though Alberta’s beef producers have welcomed updated meat inspection rules, union groups worry that changes could allow un-inspected meat products to be sold directly to consumers....
UK and EU blame one another for minimal progress towards a post-Brexit deal
The European Union and Britain made scant progress towards a deal on futures ties in talks last week, with chief negotiators from both sides blaming each other for the stalemate....
21 August 2020
No breakthrough in recent round of Brexit talks
The latest round of negotiations between the UK and European Union on future diplomatic and trade ties after the Brexit transition period ends have brought no breakthroughs....
Food security must be a central element of the UK's green recovery from COVID-19
The UK's green recovery from the coronavirus is a "golden opportunity" for the farming sector to show global leadership in sustainability and food security....
Raw Milk May Do More Harm Than Good
Raw or unpasteurized cows’ milk from U.S. retail stores can hold a huge amount of antimicrobial-resistant genes if left at room temperature, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis. ...
20 August 2020
EU and UK resume trade talks, but deal is still weeks away
Negotiators for both the European Union and United Kingdom began a seventh round of trade talks on 19 August in a bid to reach a post-Brexit deal before the January 2021 deadline....
19 August 2020
COVID-19 lockdowns have led to a dramatic reduction in food waste – aiding the fight against climate change
Coronavirus lockdowns have made consumers more frugal with food, with many consuming leftovers and embracing home cooking. If the trend continues, experts believe it will provide a major boost in tackling climate change....
18 August 2020
RSPCA launches petition to protect UK welfare standards amid free trade negotiations
The RSPCA is exposing the realities of American farm animal welfare in a new video from the US as the UK Government drags its feet on legal protection for welfare standards in the UK. ...
New initiative allows surplus food to be distributed to vulnerable Canadians
Investment from the Canadian government brings aid organisations together to provide surplus food to people in need. ...
17 August 2020
Chinese think tank warns of food supply gap by 2025
China is expected to have a food supply gap of about 130 million tonnes by the end of 2025 as demographic shifts see its urban population expanding while its rural workforce ages....
15 August 2020
WHO downplays infection risk after Chinese officials detect COVID-19 in frozen food imports
Two cities in China have detected traces of the novel coronavirus in containers of imported frozen food. The WHO believes the risk of the virus entering the Chinese food chain remains low....
13 August 2020
Emerging research suggests red meat may have a longer-than-expected shelf life
An industry-led study from the UK and Australia demonstrates that the current shelf life recommendations can be safely extended. ...
31 July 2020
What’s in part one of the UK’s National Food Strategy?
The UK has recently published part one of its National Food Strategy – an independent review that will inform government decision making for the next 75 years....
Selling meat during the COVID-19 pandemic
When the COVID-19 pandemic started, I, like many of you, was focused on working from home while also homeschooling my daughters. I was busy postponing and rescheduling several NCAT training events and figuring out how to best serve our ATTRA clients,...
28 July 2020
UK's Liz Truss officially launches Trade and Agriculture Commission
Members of key agriculture, animal health and environmental groups met in Whitehall to agree on the UK's priorities and timetable for a report on potential trade deals and food and animal welfare standards....
 
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