The first-ever celebration of the United Nations World Food Safety Day, to be marked globally on 7 June, aims to strengthen efforts to ensure that the food we eat is safe. Every year, nearly one in ten people in the world (an estimated 600 million people) fall ill and 420,000 die after eating food contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances.
Marking another successful year the Annual Falkland Islands Government Reception took place on Tuesday 4th June at Middle Temple, London.
The challenging complexity and uncertain consequences of Brexit, progress in understandings with Argentina, including the second weekly air link to Sao Paulo, a sound economy with financial stability and the strong commitment of the Falkland Islands population with representative democracy, were outlined by Governor Nigel James Phillips, CBE in his annual address to the elected Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands.
Brazil has temporarily halted beef exports to China following an atypical case of mad cow disease in leading farm state Mato Grosso, the agriculture ministry said on Monday. China, Brazil's largest beef importer by sales, spent US$1.5 billion on Brazilian beef last year, totalling 322,400 tons or almost 20% of all shipments, according to local beef exporters association Abiec.
The Mexican government increased its tariff-free chicken import quota by 55,000 tons due to crimped domestic production amid avian flu outbreaks.
Family farmers have an important role in the global fight to end hunger and promote a healthy diet, according to the President of the United Nations General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) states that, in a context in which almost one million plants and animal species are endangered by the impact of man, traditional agriculture can make a contribution essential to safeguard agricultural biodiversity.
US President Donald Trump unveiled a new US$16 billion aid package to help farmers caught in the crossfire of his trade war with China. “The farmers have been attacked by China,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “We're going to help out our farmers and we're giving them that level playing field that is so important.”
For centuries, bees have labored the world’s fields without gaining much recognition for their contributions to food production and biodiversity. Pollinators such as bees, birds and bats, affect 35% of the world's crop production, increasing outputs of 87 of the leading food crops worldwide, plus many plant-derived medicines.
A United States federal judge said Walmart Inc, Target Corp, and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc must face a lawsuit claiming they sold linens that were falsely labeled 100per cent Egyptian Cotton or 100per cent Long-Staple Egyptian cotton despite being suspicious of their origin.
Argentina will exempt an import tax on goods that are used in the production of exports, such as soybeans and machinery to develop unconventional hydrocarbons in the Vaca Muerta shale play, Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne said in a radio interview on Friday.