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FAO and China to work together on food safety, animal health

December 3, 2015
A commitment to strengthen cooperation on technology information and experience transfer has been agreed between the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS).

Europe block new GM maize probably carcinogenic to humans

December 3, 2015
Environment MEPs have opposed a new GM maize authorisation, banning it for the time being from food or feed use on the basis that the EU’s whole GM authorisation procedure remains “under review”.

Wales to suspend badger vaccinations due to global shortage

December 3, 2015
The Welsh government has announced that its badger vaccination programme is to be suspended in 2016 due to a global shortage of the BCG vaccine.

Open data to boost farming and feed the world

December 3, 2015
UK Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss reveals how open data will be used to grow the food and farming industry.

Love for pizza in South Korea drives cheese imports up 60%

December 3, 2015
Demand for cheese is growing in South Korea. A report by the USDA Global Agriculture Information network showed a 60% increase in cheese imports to South Korea since 2010.

Alaska seafood confirmed as free from radiation

December 2, 2015
Alaska health authorities working with the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have determined that salmon, cod, halibut and other species are free from radioactive contamination from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Farmers in Canada had 7% better year

December 2, 2015
Average operating revenues per farm in Canada amounted to $415,380 in 2014, up 7% from 2013, according to taxation records.

German pork exports still growing, country looks to Asian markets

December 2, 2015
German pork exports rose by 1%, to 1.3 million tonnes, during the first nine months of 2015.

Peru benefiting from modern farming that grows strongly

December 2, 2015
Peru's agricultural sector is growing strongly, and its future looks bright overall despite a rough patch expected ahead as El Niño intensifies.

Egypt to increase inspections of potato seeds from Europe

December 2, 2015
The Agriculture Ministry’s Central Administration for Agricultural Quarantine announced that it will be inspecting potato seeds imported from EU member countries more closely before allowing them into Egypt.

Spain is only European country with considerable tropical production

December 2, 2015
Spain is the only European country with a significant commercial production of subtropical fruits, especially avocados and mangoes.

RPA started with BPS payments, NAO says government bodies are ineffective

December 2, 2015
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) of the UK announced that BPS payments had been made to over 33,000 farmers on Tuesday, the first day of the payment window.
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