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US wine tariffs alarm German winegrowers

18-Oct-2019

The long arm of US President Donald Trump reaches as far as the Moselle and Saar: "The punitive tariffs on wine hit us particularly hard," says winegrower Florian Lauer in Ayl (Trier-Saarburg district). In the steep slopes along the Moselle and Saar rivers, the production costs are so high that ...

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Ho Chi Minh City urges citizens to stop eating dog meat

17-Sep-2019

Food safety officials in Ho Chi Minh City have urged locals to stop eating dog meat in an effort to improve the national image, an official said on Monday."This is advice, it's not an order, so we haven't introduced any fines," Phan Thi Hoai Tran, head of communications at Ho Chi Minh City's Food ...

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Five years Putin sanctions

German producer sees progress

28-Aug-2019

Russia reacted to the Western sanctions in the course of the Ukrainian conflict with an embargo on German and EU food. After five years, the economy is now taking stock - and sees winners. But there's also a big loser. The German milk producer Stefan Dürr is able to gain a lot from the Russian ...

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EU Commission: Insect killer Chlorpyrifos to be banned

28-Aug-2019

Due to health concerns, a plant protection product that has been used for years is to be banned in Europe. According to the EU Commission, it intends to propose not to extend the approval for the substances Chlorpyrifos and Chlorpyrifos-Methyl which expires in January. On Monday evening, the ...

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UK food industry looks to avoid shortages in no-deal Brexit

08-Aug-2019

The U.K. food industry is urging the government to set aside competition rules so companies can coordinate supply decisions to combat food shortages if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on trade relations. The Food and Drink Federation said Wednesday it had asked the British ...

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Mexico's tequila exporters warily eye US tariffs deadline

07-Jun-2019

After decades of building a domestic market for Tequila Cascahuin, Salvador Rosales readied the family business for a plunge into the U.S. export market this year. He made sure he had a stable supply of high-quality blue agave, the succulent whose juice is distilled into tequila, so that once ...

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France bans titanium dioxide in food from 2020

24-Apr-2019

The substance is permitted and is used, for example, in toothpaste and cheese. But is it potentially dangerous to health? France wants to take him out of circulation soon for food - and Germany? Because of health concerns, France bans the white dye titanium dioxide in food. The ban is to apply ...

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No lamb and no cheddar? A No-Deal-Brexit would have many consequences

09-Apr-2019

Better postponement than chaos-brexit: That's how it looked on Friday in the endless saga about the British withdrawal from the EU. But nothing is certain before the EU special summit on Wednesday and the danger of an unregulated departure of the British in a week's time has still not been ...

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EU Court of Auditors: weaknesses in organic food controls

18-Mar-2019

The European Court of Auditors still sees weaknesses in the control of food with the EU organic label. Improvements were needed. "This is essential to maintain consumer confidence in the EU organic label," said Nikolaos Milionis, the responsible inspector, in Brussels on Thursday. The label with ...

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Too expensive cucumbers: Turkish government punishes vegetable merchants

25-Feb-2019

Before the local elections at the end of March, the Turkish government is punishing "greedy" vegetable traders with fines totalling two million Turkish lira (about 330,000 euros). The newspaper "Hürriyet" reported on Thursday that the government had ordered controls on markets because of ...

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