In the face of rising meat and dairy prices, animal disease
outbreaks and consumer health concerns, world agriculture policy
makers, meat traders, dairy experts, veterinarians and private
sector producers have attended the 20th session...
Two years ago to the day terrorist attacks in the United States
struck a nation, leaving the country shocked, angry and vulnerable.
As the country continues to recover, national security remains very
much a top priority, in particular...
The beginning of a new era? An historic moment? Or a plain old
compromise? All have been used to describe yesterday's agreement by
EU farm ministers to approve hotly disputed reforms to the Common
With a production value of over €600 billion, the responsibility of
up to 3 million employees, and the main user of Community
agricultural produce, the European food and drink industries this
week encouraged ministers to back CAP...
Entente cordiale between leaders in France and Great Britain
may well have been strained in recent weeks over the war in Iraq,
but elsewhere, in laboratories in the UK and France, scientists
have shown a united front in their aim...
The debate on the yield superiority of traditional crops over
organic crops is set to continue as a recent study reveals that
corn and soybeans were only minimally reduced when organic
production practices were used instead of conventional...
New legislation to tighten the 'origin of labelling' for food
products in the US continues to incite reactions with a coalition
of consumer and agricultural organisations this week claiming that
the United States Department...
In a bid to limit the contamination of food crops by pharmaceutical
plants the US Department of Agriculture has issued a new guidance
to tighten the rules covering the permittance process for companies
to plant and produce plant-made...
Are organic foods really better for us? The debate continues this
week with new findings from food scientists in the US that suggest
fruits and vegetables grown organically have higher levels of
antioxidants than conventionally grown...
Responding to recent media reports that bananas may be extinct
within ten years, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
has urged producers to promote greater genetic diversity in
As agriculture and environment ministers at a European and national
level discuss the potential impact of proposed changes to the
Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) - and in particular the efficacy
of initiatives to encourage sustainable...