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12 December 2017
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Declines in November Amid Cereals Boom
GLOBAL - Global food prices declined marginally in November, as lower dairy prices offset a sharp increase in sugar and vegetable oil quotations, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index....
05 December 2017
View news from Global New Module Fully Integrates Johne’s Disease Testing into Laboratory Workflow
GLOBAL - Thermo Fisher Scientific today introduced the Applied Biosystems MagMAX CORE Mechanical Lysis Module designed to optimize nucleic acid purification in the detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), the pathogen that causes...
29 November 2017
View news from Global New Online Tool to Better Safeguard Animal Genetic Resources Launched
GLOBAL - A new FAO database launched today will help countries to better monitor, survey and effectively manage their animal genetic resources, allowing for early warning of the threat of extinction....
15 November 2017
View news from Global Greener Livestock Supply Chains Offer Quick Wins in Climate Battle
GLOBAL - The agricultural sectors are where efforts to end hunger and prevent planetary overheating can come together, and improving livestock supply chains is a fast way to start, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said....
13 November 2017
View news from Global Tanzania, Kenya in Diplomatic Spat Over Cows, Chickens
TANZANIA & KENYA - A diplomatic spat over cows and chickens has worsened already frosty ties between Kenya and Tanzania, with Nairobi lodging a formal protest against its neighbor, the foreign minister said Wednesday....
09 November 2017
View news from Global US Senator, Ranchers Hail Multi-million-dollar Beef Deal with Chinese Commerce Giant
US & CHINA - US Senator Steve Daines and ranchers from the northwestern state of Montana on Wednesday applauded a $300 million beef deal between Chinese commerce giant JD.com and the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA)....
07 November 2017
View news from Global Unity for More Food Safety in Europe and Neighboring Countries
GLOBAL - "To protect consumers, the responsible public institutions have to be networked together all over the world," says Professor Dr Andreas Hensel, President of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and German representative of the...
03 November 2017
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Eases in October as Dairy Prices Decline
GLOBAL - Global food prices dipped in October, led lower by dairy products, averaging 27 per cent below its all-time high reached in early 2011....
01 November 2017
View news from Global Scientists Unveil Water Buffalo Genome
GLOBAL - An international team of researchers led by the University of Adelaide has published the full genome of the water buffalo - opening the way for improved breeding and conservation of this economically important animal....
30 October 2017
View news from Global Ethiopian-Danish Consortium to Grow Sustainable Dairy Sector
ETHIOPIA & DENMARK - A Danish-Ethiopian project is on the way to making better use of the milk from Ethiopia’s 11 million dairy cows and to improve the nutrition of low-income families in the country. If all goes according to plan, a healthy, fortified,...
23 October 2017
View news from Global Global CO2 Emissions Stalled for Third Consecutive Year
GLOBAL - The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row....
View news from Global 'Antelope Perfume' Keeps Flies Away from Cows
AFRICA - In Africa, tsetse flies transfer the sleeping sickness also to cattle. This leads to huge losses in milk, meat and manpower. The damage in Africa is estimated to be about 4.6 billion US dollars each year....
View news from Global Delayed Resumption of Re-negotiations Expected to Favour US NAFTA Supporters
CANADA & US - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says a planned one month break in negotiations aimed at modernizing NAFTA will allow interests in the United States that favor maintaining the agreement time to make their point,...
19 October 2017
View news from Global US Economic Community Aware, Supportive of NAFTA
US & CANADA - Canada's Agriculture Minister says the US economic community is well aware of the benefits of NAFTA and remain supportive of maintaining the deal, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 October 2017
View news from Global Action Needed to Educate Public on Value of Trade
CANADA, US & MEXICO - Saskatchewan's Agriculture Minister suggests a better job needs to be done in informing the Canadian, American and Mexican public of the value of trade among the three participants of the North American Free Trade Agreement, writes...
13 October 2017
View news from Global Biggest Australia Dairy Maker Said to Draw Yili, Saputo Bids
CHINA & AUSTRALIA - Chinese dairy producer Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co is among bidders that made formal offers for Australia's Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co, in a deal that may value the farmer-owned firm at about A$1 billion ($779 million)...
View news from Global Inequalities of Hunger: Global Hunger Index Spotlights Uneven Progress in Reducing Hunger
GLOBAL - Global hunger levels have fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but more recent rising hunger scores of several countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) underline how uneven this progress has been and how precarious it is to maintain....
11 October 2017
View news from Global GenoTube Offers Extended Life for Diagnostic Samples
ANALYSIS - Looking for a better way to collect and deliver diagnostic samples to the laboratory? Thermo Fisher Scientific's GenoTube is a non-invasive nasal swab for collection of DNA or RNA from animals. ...
09 October 2017
View news from Global Vegetable Oils Give Lift to FAO Food Price Index
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose slightly in September, as firmer prices of vegetable oils and to a lesser extent dairy products offset declining prices for staple cereal grains....
03 October 2017
View news from Global Report Gives Lay of the Land on Grazing Livestock's Climate Impact
GLOBAL - An international research collaboration has shed light on the impact that grass-fed animals have on climate change. Its new study adds clarity to the debate around livestock farming and meat and dairy consumption....
02 October 2017
View news from Global Massive Projected Increase in Use of Antimicrobials in Animals by 2030
GLOBAL - The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 52 per cent and reach 200,000 tonnes by 2030 unless policies are implemented to limit their use, according to new research....
View news from Global Win-win Strategies for Climate, Food Security
GLOBAL - Climate policies that target agriculture and forests could lead to increased food prices, but reducing deforestation and increasing soil carbon sequestration in agriculture could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while avoiding risk...
29 September 2017
View news from Global Researchers Target Animal Farming, Meat Intake to Avoid Post-antibiotic World
GLOBAL - A new study by researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) and partners analyzes and describes a comprehensive strategy for preserving antibiotic effectiveness by reducing antibiotic use in farm animals up to 80...
View news from Global Estimates Reveal Global Methane Emissions from Ag Larger Than Reported
GLOBAL - Global methane emissions from agriculture are larger than estimated due to the previous use of out-of-date data on carbon emissions generated by livestock, according to a new study....
28 September 2017
View news from Global FAO Calls for Broader Livestock Vaccination to Keep Lumpy Skin Disease at Bay
EUROPE - FAO has called for broader cattle vaccination to keep lumpy skin disease at bay in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, especially in areas where the risk is the highest....
27 September 2017
View news from Global Arla Encourages Schools to Celebrate World School Milk Day
GLOBAL - World School Milk Day is an annual global event organised by the Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations to celebrate the health benefits of school milk programs. Since its inception in 2000, over 40 countries across the world...
26 September 2017
View news from Global Climate Insurance Rarely Well Thought Out in Agriculture
GLOBAL - Internationally subsidised agricultural insurance is intended to protect farmers in developing countries from the effects of climate change....
25 September 2017
View news from Global More Investments, Surveillance Needed to Curb Misuse of Antimicrobials, FAO Warns
GLOBAL - A stronger global effort, including larger investments and improved surveillance measures, is required to ensure that antimicrobials are used responsibly and in ways that do not threaten public health and food production, according to FAO Deputy...
 
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