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13 November 2020
UK Farming Roundtable urges government to deliver Brexit certainty
With less than eight weeks before the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK Farming Roundtable has stressed the critical importance of getting new agricultural policy right in the devolved nations....
10 November 2020
Canada moves to improve food security for rural and northern communities
The Government of Canada and Food Banks Canada are joining forces to improve food security in underserved communities. ...
05 November 2020
UK dairy farmers told that future policies will be a better fit for the industry
Dairy farmers were told by UK Farming Minister Victoria Prentis the future farming policy will deliver a better deal for them going forward....
04 November 2020
China says its importers are voluntarily cutting back on Australian goods
China says that reduced imports of Australian products and farm goods were the result of importers own decisions, hitting back at media characterisations....
03 November 2020
UK trade ministry reports that bilateral trade talks with the US are “on track”
Britain and the United States report that ongoing trade talks are heading towards a comprehensive agreement....
30 October 2020
UK's celebrity farmers urge MPs to safeguard farming standards ahead of Agriculture Bill vote
Some of the UK's best-known farmers are calling on MPs to support British food and farming standards ahead of the 4 November vote on the Agriculture Bill. ...
28 October 2020
Tyson workers to replace some federal inspectors at US beef plant, with pork and poultry companies following suit
Tyson Foods says that it plans to have company employees take on duties from more than a dozen federal inspectors from January 2021....
26 October 2020
Two Brazilian meat plants operated by BRF and Marfrig to restart sales to China
Beijing has authorised two Brazilian meat packing plants to resume sales to China after receiving bans over COVID-19 concerns earlier this year....
Canada marks FAO's 75th anniversary
The Government of Canada celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), highlighting the key role Canada played in its establishment. ...
21 October 2020
EU says that Britain has choices to make on Brexit amid trade impasse
Britain has sovereign choices to make on Brexit and they will determine its future access to the EU's internal market, the chairman of the bloc's leaders said on 21 October, stressing it was now up to London to break an impasse in trade negotiations....
20 October 2020
US meat industry lobbies USDA for mandatory labelling of cell-based meat products
The Meat Institute and AMPS Innovation have sent a joint letter to the USDA expressing their concerns on labelling for cell-based and cultured meat and poultry products. ...
Tyson Foods to provide 80,000 meals to combat food insecurity
A gift from Tyson Foods will provide 80,000 meals to people in the US state of Iowa who are food insecure through Beef Up Iowa programme....
19 October 2020
Stalled Brexit negotiations threaten EU agri-food industry
Members of the EU-wide agri-food sector welcome continued negotiations between the UK and EU, but ask for greater clarity and support when planning for the future relationship. ...
16 October 2020
Mexico's consumer protection office resolves first cases in dairy product dispute
Mexico's government has begun resolving a string of disputes with major food suppliers over dairy products pulled from market shelves this week for breaches of standards, and aims to settle pending issues quickly, a senior official said on 15 October....
13 October 2020
UK vets stunned as MPs vote against Agriculture Bill amendment on import standards
Vets across the United Kingdom lament a "severe blow for animal welfare" as MPs vote against an amendment that would require food imports to meet the same rigorous welfare and safety standards as UK farm products....
12 October 2020
EU leaders move to ensure tough enforcement powers in Brexit deal
The Financial Times reports that EU leaders like French President Emmanuel Macron will insist on stringent enforcement rules for any trade deal with the UK....
UK ministers move to deny MPs vote on blocking chlorinated chicken imports
Reporting in The Independent states that British cabinet members will use an “obscure” rule to prevent lawmakers from voting on food imports....
09 October 2020
EU livestock organisations lobby for stricter labelling of vegan meat products
European livestock organisations are launching a campaign against the "misuse of meat denominations" for vegan and plant-based meat products. ...
08 October 2020
Global food price index rises 5 percent year-on-year in September
Data from the FAO’s newly released world food price index shows that food prices rose for a fourth straight month in September....
07 October 2020
US NFU slams Trump administration for refusing to pass COVID-19 relief
The National Farmers Union President Rob Larew warns that stalling pandemic relief until after the election puts millions at risk of food and economic insecurity. ...
06 October 2020
AHDB marks first shipment of UK beef to US in decades
The first shipment of UK beef to the United States is being celebrated in a virtual launch by AHDB. ...
02 October 2020
Convenience remains the top priority for UK shoppers
Market research shows that speed and ease of cooking drive the shopping choices for UK consumers, with 75 percent of households purchasing "value added" meat products last year. ...
01 October 2020
Pandemic revealed structural weaknesses in the US farm and food system
In the NFU's testimony to Congress, President Rob Larew told a house committee that COVID-19-related disruptions exposed underlying weaknesses and structural challenges for US farmers and the food system....
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....
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