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EU might soon authorise 17 GM food products
17 April 2015 In a major step towards speeding up biotech trade, seventeen new genetically modified (GM) food products might soon be authorised for import to Europe, before the end of...

UK gets its first commercial aquaponic farm
17 April 2015 A warehouse in London is being transformed into the UK's first commercial aquaponic farm after getting planning permission from the London Borough of...

Millions of Yemenis at risk of severe food insecurity: FAO
16 April 2015 Yemen’s political conflict has resulted in close to 11 million people being severely food insecure with the possibility of millions not meeting their basic food requirements, according to the...

FAO and WWC report urges governments to prioritise water use to ensure food security in future
16 April 2015 A report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Water Council (WWC) has warned that while there will be enough water in 2050 to produce the food needed to feed nine...

Fukushima contaminated food products could be entering UK markets
15 April 2015 Food being produced around the Fukushima nuclear disaster site in Japan could be entering the British food market as a result of loopholes in food safety...

Nestle in advanced talks to divest frozen food unit
15 April 2015 Sources reveal Nestle has been engaged in advanced level discussions regarding the divestment of its frozen food unit Davigel to Brakes Group, owned by Bain Capital, a buyout...

CFIA quarantines 29 farms to prevent spread of bird flu
14 April 2015 With the discovery of avian flu on a turkey farm near Woodstock last week, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has expanded the bird flu quarantine zone that will have 29 farms...

Cargill’s Hazleton unit acquires verified landfill-free facility status
14 April 2015 The meat processing facility of food company Cargill's Hazleton has become a verified landfill-free...

Yildiz's Ak Gida receives several bids for stake
13 April 2015 Turkey-based food group Yildiz Holding has received several bids for a stake in its dairy business Ak Gida that could be worth approximately...

US beef and pork producers to get greater access to Mexico and Peru markets
13 April 2015 The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will expand the access of US beef and pork producers to consumers in Mexico and...

China files WTO request over EU poultry tariff concessions
10 April 2015 China has notified the World Trade Organisation (WTO) secretariat of a request for consultations with the European Union (EU) about its measures to modify its tariff concessions on a few...

Cal-Maine Foods and Rose Acre Farms to build shell egg production unit in Texas
10 April 2015 Cal-Maine Foods and Rose Acre Farms have entered into a joint venture to build and operate a shell egg production complex near Bogata in Red River County,...

UN calls for unified efforts to ensure food safety
09 April 2015 UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon has called for unified efforts to ensure safe production, distribution and preparation of food....

EU could simplify GMO imports
09 April 2015 The European Union (EU) may simplify the import approval process for genetically modified (GMO) foods and animal feed, enabling member states to decide whether or not to admit them....

Cadbury's faced with $92m tax bill over 'phantom' factory
08 April 2015 Chocolate company Cadbury's has been landed with a $92m tax claim by the Indian tax authorities after the company was accused of claiming excise benefits on a 'phantom' factory....

Canadian Government invests $30.7m in enhancing food safety
08 April 2015 The Canadian Government has announced a $30.7m investment for setting up a Food Safety Information Network (FSIN) that will help the country strengthen its food...

Two more Minnesota turkey flocks infected by bird flu
07 April 2015 The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed the detection of a lethal strain of avian flu in two more commercial turkey flocks in...

Yoghurt and cheese could reduce type 2 diabetes risk
07 April 2015 A study by Sweden's Lund University has found that consuming high-fat yoghurt and cheese could lead to a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as a...

EU scraps milk quota after 30 years
02 April 2015 The European Union (EU) has scrapped the milk quota that was introduced in 1984 to curb surplus milk production in EU...

Continued violence disrupts Yemen’s food imports
02 April 2015 The political unrest in Yemen is affecting the country’s food imports, with commercial suppliers staying away from exporting their products to the...

WHO urges South-East Asian nations to make food safety a priority
01 April 2015 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged nations in the South-East Asia region to make food safety a priority as close to 700, 000 children die of diarrhea in the region every...