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Child labour in agriculture on rise driven by conflict and disasters
Child labour in agricultureTuesday June 12, 2018 9:43AM ET
fter years of steady decline, child labour in agriculture has started to rise again in recent years driven in part by an increase in conflicts and climate-induced disasters.
Demand for dairy fats will continue to grow
dairy fatsTuesday June 12, 2018 8:43AM ET
Demand for dairy fats will continue to grow, and production will not be able to keep up with demand. That was the key message from Christophe Lafougère, GIRA Director at the Eucolait conference, AHDB reports.
Indonesia supply chain commit to MSC tuna
Indonesia tunaTuesday June 12, 2018 7:57AM ET
A joint agreement has been ratified between the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF), the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) and 14 buyers, brands and retailers that have made a commitment to preferentially source Marine Stewardship Council (MSC),certified one-by-one tuna over non-certified tuna from Indonesia’s tuna fisheries.
Previously unknown rice blast resistance isolated, says USDA
Yulin JiaTuesday June 12, 2018 7:56AM ET
gene that gives rice resistance to a disease that has been costing about $66 billion a year in global damage has been isolated by a team of scientists led by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist Yulin Jia.
Black Sea countries pledge fish sustainability
Black Sea fishTuesday June 12, 2018 7:13AM ET
The European Commission and the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) have secured a 10-year pledge to rebuild the Black Sea fish stocks, protect the region's ecological and economic wealth and boost the development of sustainable Black Sea aquaculture.
Canadian farmers respond to Trump: We have enough milk, thank you
American milkTuesday June 12, 2018 6:44AM ET
Canada's dairy farmers stand with their fellow Canadians in rejecting the U.S. administration's personal attacks on Prime Minister Trudeau.
First Milk announces 1.2ppl price increase for July 2018
First MilkTuesday June 12, 2018 6:13AM ET
First Milk has announced a price increase of 1.2 pence per litre from July 1 on a liquid standard litre basis (4% butterfat, 3.3% protein).
French GMO labelling law to hit feed producers
Stéphane TravertTuesday June 12, 2018 3:57AM ET
The National Assembly in France has passed an amendment requiring that all “food placed on the market in France” must be labelled if any GMO products have been used in its production.
New insight into why Pierce's disease is so deadly to grapevines
Pierces diseaseMonday June 11, 2018 2:37PM ET
Scientists are gaining a better understanding of Pierce's disease and how it affects grapevines.
Boost for Scottish food and drink sector
Scottish foodMonday June 11, 2018 9:57AM ET
Applications are now being accepted for grants of up to £5,000, as part of a new initiative to help drive projects that celebrate and promote locally sourced and produced food and drink in Scotland.
Drought could cost Danish agriculture sector billions
Troels ToftMonday June 11, 2018 7:26AM ET
The ongoing heatwave and the drought could cost Danish farmers billions – the last time Denmark saw this little rain was in 1992, when agricultural output fell by 23 percent.
Aldi introduces new 'We love milk' label
Aldi milkMonday June 11, 2018 6:43AM ET
Aldi is revamping the labelling on its own-brand milk range to promote the health benefits of this product.
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