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24 September 2021
“Don’t panic buy” UK minister tells consumers
Consumers should not panic buy products as Britain is not heading back into a 1970s-style "winter of discontent" of strikes and power shortages, a junior minister said on 23 September....
23 September 2021
UK's food supply chain and labor crisis calls for urgent action from PM, says NFU
The UK's National Farmers Union (NFU) is calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to implement a COVID-19 Recovery Visa to address labor shortages that are adversely impacting the supply chain. ...
22 September 2021
Britain warns food industry: Carbon dioxide prices will rise sharply
Britain warned the food industry on 22 September that carbon dioxide prices would rise sharply after offering tens of millions of dollars of state support to a fertiliser company to avert a food supply crunch....
Australian farmers lobby for stricter labels on faux meat
Australia's National Farmers Federation is calling for "truth in labelling" at a Senate Inquiry into faux meat products. ...
21 September 2021
UK meat sector faces imminent supply threat from CO2 shortages
Britain's meat processors will start running out of carbon dioxide (CO2) this week, forcing them to halt production and impacting supplies to retailers, the BMPA, an industry lobby group warned on 20 September....
20 September 2021
Saudi Arabia lifts suspension of Brazil meat imports from five plants
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has lifted a suspension of Brazilian meat imports from five meatpackers imposed this month after two cases of mad cow disease, according to Brazil's Agriculture Ministry and a document seen by Reuters....
10 September 2021
Australian shoppers see the health benefits of red meat, says new research
The latest consumer sentiment research from Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) finds that health and nutrition are the top reasons people want to eat red meat. ...
08 September 2021
USDA seeks consumer input on labeling of cell-cultured meat and poultry
The USDA and FSIS are seeking public comments and information on how meat and poultry derived from cell culture should be labelled....
07 September 2021
Chinese beef buyers expect Brazil trade to resume soon despite mad cow cases
Chinese beef importers say the suspension of exports by top supplier Brazil due to two cases of mad cow disease has had no immediate market impact, with some still making purchases in anticipation of a quick resumption of trade....
05 September 2021
Food aid is coming to Louisiana households hit by Hurricane Ida
Families in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida will soon be able to receive food packages as part of a short-term relief measure. ...
03 September 2021
Global food prices surge in August as the FAO cuts cereal harvest outlook
World food prices jumped in August after two consecutive months of decline, pushed up by strong gains for sugar, vegetable oils and some cereals, the United Nations food agency says....
01 September 2021
Opinion - There is much to be expected from the Slovenian Presidency when it comes to agriculture
Ramón Armengol, President of Cogeca, gives his take on the Slovenian Presidency's Programme for agriculture in the EU. ...
31 August 2021
University of Osaka unveils first 3D printed Wagyu beef
Researchers from Japan’s Osaka University have used stem cells isolated from Wagyu cattle to 3D print a “steak”....
26 August 2021
Global leaders call for food systems to significantly reduce antimicrobial use
Global leaders and experts from the OIE are calling for a significant and urgent reduction in the amounts of antimicrobial drugs used in food systems, saying that it is critical in combatting rising levels of drug resistance....
23 August 2021
New research finds dramatic decrease in antibiotic use for animals in the EU
A new report from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) finds that the EU's use of antibiotics in food-producing animals is now lower than it is in humans....
18 August 2021
US food stamp program gets first update in 45 years
The US Department of Agriculture has modernized the Thrifty Food Plan and updated SNAP benefits, giving needy Americans improved access to affordable nutrition. ...
10 August 2021
Australia's NFF calls for stricter labelling standards for faux meat
In light of new research from Australia's meat and seafood sectors, the National Farmers' Federation is calling for action on food labelling laws to ensure that consumers are not misled. ...
31 July 2021
USDA Awards $12 Million in Record-Breaking Farm to School Grants
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $12 million in Farm to School Grants this year, announcing awards to 176 grantees, the most projects funded since the program began in 2013....
28 July 2021
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in cattle
Growing resistance to our go-to antibiotics is one of the biggest threats the world faces. As common bacteria like strep and salmonella become resistant to medications, what used to be easily treatable infections can now pose difficult medical challenges....
26 July 2021
Philippine government gives nod to GMO golden rice
Farmers in the Philippines will become the first in the world to cultivate golden rice, which is a variety of rice enriched with nutrients to help reduce childhood malnutrition, after receiving the green light from regulators....
16 July 2021
Britain must ditch food habits doing “terrible damage” to health, says new report
Britain must change what it eats and the way it produces food to stop "terrible damage" to people's health and the environment, a government-commissioned report says....
US restaurant chains fail to stop antibiotic overuse in beef supplies
A new Chain Reaction Report finds that many restaurant chains across the US are not doing enough to curb the use of medically important antibiotics in their beef supplies. ...
Science helps to cook the "perfect steak"; Artificial Intelligence used to create unique recipes
AgResearch scientists have taken their skills into the kitchen to identify the ideal cooking conditions for the "perfect steak"; while also harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create new food combinations and recipes....
14 July 2021
How close are we to producing milk in the laboratory?
Aarhus University in Foulum leads a new and exciting project which is to form the basis for producing sustainable milk in the laboratory as an alternative to cow’s milk. The project is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation....
13 July 2021
British public want food and farming standards to be protected in future trade deals
Champion and protect British food in trade deals, British public say in new opinion polling. ...
11 July 2021
Want to learn how to combat food waste at home?
The USDA is providing new resources to inform consumers on how to reduce food waste and lower their environmental footprint....
10 July 2021
New study finds that it can be hard to eat healthy when relying on US food assistance programs
Nearly nine out of 10 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants face barriers in providing their household with a healthy diet throughout the month, based on a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study....
02 July 2021
US reassesses "Product of USA" label in new transparency effort
The USDA has announced a "top-to-bottom" review of the voluntary "Product of USA" label to strengthen the standard, improve transparency and consumer safety. ...
 
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