The European Commission launched a public consultation on EU drinking water policy, to see where improvements could be made. The consultation is a concrete response to Right2Water, the first successful European Citizens' Initiative.
Quebec's dairy farmers say Premier Philippe Couillard is underestimating the threat posed to the province's cheese industry by the influx of cheaper cheeses from Europe under a possible free-trade deal between Canada and the EU.
Following the announcement of swine fever outbreaks in Colombia, Brazil's pig industry body is calling for tighter restrictions on pig trade with that country to keep the disease out of Brazilian herds.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet proposed a September gathering between officials and business leaders from Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance in hopes of creating a tie-up between the two Latin American trade groups.