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Pork slaughter rules give companies more food safety tasks

19-Sep-2019

The federal government finalized a new rule for most U.S. pork processing plants Tuesday that allows meatpackers to remove limits on the speed of production lines and place more animal inspection and food safety tasks with company employees. The first significant processing rule changes in 50 ...

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Advanced breeding paves the way for disease-resistant beans

11-Sep-2019

ETH researchers are involved in the development and implementation of a method to efficiently breed for disease-resistant beans in different regions of the world. Their work will help to improve the livelihood and food security of smallholders in developing countries. For many people in Africa ...

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UK worries Brexit could bring ' from US

09-Sep-2019

The European Union has long refused to import poultry from the United States that is routinely rinsed with chemical washes to kill germs. But the United Kingdom's planned exit from the EU is putting the practice back in the spotlight, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson even taunting Labor Party ...

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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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Smarter Tech, Smarter Food

Proagrica Report Discusses if Advances in Technology Can Help Feed the World

21-Aug-2019

A growing population across the globe is creating a mounting challenge for food producers. By the year 2050, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) predicts the global population will be 9.6 billion people – requiring a gigantic 70 percent increase in food production. ...

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Leader of largest US organic food fraud gets 10-year term

20-Aug-2019

A judge on Friday sentenced the mastermind of the largest known organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history to 10 years in prison, saying he cheated thousands of customers into buying products they didn't want. U.S. District Judge C.J. Williams said Randy Constant orchestrated a massive fraud that ...

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Polish Minister of Agriculture announces new legal solutions in the meat sector

26-Jul-2019

The Polish Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and meat producers are planning to improve already high meat production standards. This is a response to the growing interest in Polish products among foreign consumers. The Ministry of Agriculture is working with Polish producers on ...

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EPA restores broad use of pesticide opposed by beekeepers

16-Jul-2019

The Environmental Protection Agency will allow farmers to resume broad use of a pesticide over objections from beekeepers, citing private chemical industry studies that the agency says show the product does only lower-level harm to bees and wildlife. Friday's EPA announcement - coming after the ...

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Participating in local food projects may improve mental health

10-Jul-2019

A new study soon to appear in the Faculty of Public Health's Journal of Public Health suggests that participating in local food projects may have a positive effect on wellbeing and psychological health. Local food is a growing movement, and includes initiatives such as allotments, community ...

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Meat from a lab? Startups cook up alternative to slaughter

Meat from a lab

10-Jul-2019

Uma Valeti slices into a pan-fried chicken cutlet in the kitchen of his startup, Memphis Meats. He sniffs the tender morsel on his fork before taking a bite. He chews slowly, absorbing the taste. "Our chicken is chicken ... you've got to taste it to believe it," Valeti says. This is no ordinary ...

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