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14 July 2015
View news from Global Rabies Still a Global Problem Despite Simple Prevention
GLOBAL - Rabies is a growing health concern for both pets and owners around the world. Despite there being a 100 per cent preventable vaccine, the deadly viral disease is still taking around 60,000 lives each year....
View news from Global More Investment Needed to Fight World Hunger
GLOBAL - Eradicating world hunger sustainably by 2030 will require an estimated additional $267 billion per year on average for investments in rural and urban areas and in social protection, a new UN report says. ...
09 July 2015
View news from Global Is Grass Green? Considering Sustainable Beef
GLOBAL - Pork and protein sectors far out-strip beef in terms of feed efficiency but the caveat is that these proteins use resources that could have gone into human food....
06 July 2015
View news from Global Huge Opportunities for Agricultural Growth in West Africa
AFRICA - West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization...
03 July 2015
View news from Global Food Prices Expected to Fall Over Next Decade
GLOBAL - Strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand should contribute to a gradual decline in real prices for agricultural products over the coming decade, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook report produced by...
View news from Global UK, US Feed Market Prices Increasing
UK and US - UK feed wheat futures (Nov-15) closed at £132.00/t on Tuesday, up £7.60 on the week and the highest settlement price since the end of March 2015. The upward trend in price was also reflected in international grain prices....
01 July 2015
View news from Global Sustainable Intensive Agriculture: The Route to Feeding 9 Billion by 2050
GLOBAL - Sustainable intensive agriculture is key to feeding nine billion by 2050. This was one of the topics discussed by Dr Sean Rickard at a conference held at the Farmers Club, London, organised by ANPARIO plc, Stuart Lumb reports....
29 June 2015
View news from Global Third of World Population Viable Because of Costly Nitrogen
GLOBAL - Nitrogen use in agriculture keeps two billion people alive and costs the US economy over two hundred billion dollars a year, according to a growing body of research....
View news from Global Russia Extends Ban on Imports of Agricultural Products to 2016
GLOBAL - The Russian Government has announced that it will be extending the ban on agricultural products from the EU until 5 August 2016....
25 June 2015
View news from Global OIE Approves Registration of BOVIGAM TB Kit in Diagnostics Manual, Boosting Global Effort to Manage Bovine Tuberculosis
GLOBAL - Stand-alone test designed to save producers and veterinarians time and money. ...
View news from Global New RSPCA Assured Food Label Enters the Market
UK - To help millions of farm animals a new ethical food label - assured by the RSPCA - has been launched in a bid to help improve the lives of a further 100 million farm animals, plus many millions of farmed salmon and trout, in the next five years....
24 June 2015
View news from Global Report Shows Implications of Climate Change for Food Industry
GLOBAL - Global warming will have profound consequences on where and how food is produced, and also lead to a reduction in the nutritional properties of some crops, experts say in a new book....
22 June 2015
View news from Global FAO Family Farming Platform to Help Food Security
GLOBAL - Recognizing the contributions of family farmers to food security and poverty eradication worldwide, the FAO has launched a new digital platform that aims to become a "one-stop shop" for information, data and legislation on the sector that produces...
15 June 2015
View news from Global Arm & Hammer's R&D Takes Animal Nutrition Products to Next Level
ANALYSIS - Post-acquisition of Vi-COR, Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition is focused on research, the product pipeline and education efforts. ...
08 June 2015
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Near Six-Year Low
GLOBAL - Major food commodity prices declined again in May, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), hitting an almost six-year low as cereal prices fell substantially....
21 May 2015
View news from Global Hay Makers Can Learn From Georgia Washout
GLOBAL - Farmers planning summer haymaking in America’s south are being reminded of the 2013 wash out and dire consequences thereafter....
20 May 2015
View news from Global Global Protein Developments: What are the Implications for the Meat Industry?
ANALYSIS - What meat will be on the world's plate in the coming decades? Who will eat what and why? Stuart Lumb went to listen to Rabobank analyst Albert Vernooij. ...
19 May 2015
View news from Global WTO Rules Against US over Country of Origin Labelling
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization has thrown out the US appeal against its ruling over mandatory country of origin labelling....
View news from Global G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Agriculture ministers from around the world have backed a plan to increase food security and sustainability and reduce food waste....
14 May 2015
View news from Global FAO Predicts World Food Import Bill to Fall to Five-year Low
GLOBAL - International prices for agricultural commodities continued to decline in April and abundant inventories are poised to offset any pressure from the slight reduction in global harvests expected this year....
View news from Global How to Assess Environmental Impact of Meat Production
GLOBAL - The need to reduce the environmental impact of food production will become ever more pressing as agriculture doubles production to feed 9 billion people in 2050....
12 May 2015
View news from Global What's in a Name? No More 'Bird Flu', 'Swine Flu'
GLOBAL - The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidelines for naming new human infectious diseases, which include the use of names such as 'bird flu' and 'swine flu', which have unintended negative impacts by stigmatising certain communities...
11 May 2015
View news from Global Australia Still Plugging US Beef Gap
GLOBAL – The focus of Australia’s beef exports remains firmly on the US but Japan and Canada have come into the limelight recently for different reasons....
07 May 2015
View news from Global Beef is ‘Dancing to a Different Drummer’
GLOBAL - Tight world beef supplies are leading to high prices across much of the key producing regions, although Europe has notable exceptions....
29 April 2015
View news from Global Urgent Need to Find Solutions in Farm Trade Talks
GLOBAL - A plea has been sent out to nations in the World Trade Organization to step up efforts to their differences on key issues blocking progress in the Doha Round farm trade talks....
View news from Global Environmental Feed Life Cycle Guidelines Released
GLOBAL - International organisation have released new guidelines for Global Feed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), which addresses the impact of livestock feeds on the environment....
28 April 2015
View news from Global Livestock Identification and Recording Vital for Food Security
AFRICA – Sub-Saharan African countries have adopted a declaration on animal identification and recording, a move that is expected to improve food security, livestock genetics and better flock management....
27 April 2015
View news from Global Maize to Lead Global Grain Contraction
GLOBAL – Smaller maize output will drive a ‘modest decline’ in global grain production this year....
 
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