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Category: Food Security :: Food Sovereignty
Last updated: Jul 16 2018 17:50 IST RSS 2.0
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Startup Producing Cell-Grown Meat Raises New Funding 16.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
German drugmaker Merck and a top European meat processor are backing a startup producing beef from cattle cells, ramping up a race to transform the global meat industry with cell-culture technology.
In deep water: Water economy is threatened by climate change 7.7.2018 Resource Efficiency |
With water quickly becoming a scarce resource, market innovations are changing the way we use it.
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Nestle in Talks to Buy Pet-Food Maker for $2 Billion 2.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Nestlé is in talks to acquire a majority stake in Canada’s Champion Petfoods for more than $2 billion, as the consumer giant boosts investment in higher growth businesses to help offset its struggling packaged-foods operations.
Truelove prizes seeds and stories from around the world 2.7.2018 News
Since last fall, Owen Taylor has been partnering with small-scale farmers from around the region and beyond to source, save, and sell rare and culturally significant seeds.
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Senate Passes $867 Billion Farm Bill 29.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Senate on Thursday passed a five-year bill to reauthorize farm programs, aiming to complete work important to a key GOP constituency well before the midterm elections.
Two important stories about seed and Monsanto 20.6.2018 - News for the rest of us
Food & Health For decades, pockets of resistance around the world have been tracking and educating general publics about farmers' right to seed and the importance of not allowing corporations to patent seed or to manipulate genetic material for pure speculation and gain. Behind most of these stories of resistance has been the far-reaching control exercised by corporate giant Monsanto, particularly when it comes to demanding royalties on seed (harken back to Percy Schmeiser ) and modifying seed to be resistant to glysophate, a chemical pesticide it produces and sells under the brand of Roundup. Yes, we have all heard it said: Roundup Ready! Catchy and scary at the same time. This week two stories once again are showing how carelessness in food production and a lax regulatory framework, as well as popular pressure and resistance on food issues, can have dramatic results. These stories run deep. Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN) has been monitoring the regulatory climate around genetically ...
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Moon Jae-in's Gamble on North Korea Bears Fruit 15.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
After a run of diplomacy, South Korea’s leader finds himself in a vastly improved position, with key policy goals accomplished: direct U.S. engagement with North Korea, and a dialing back of military tensions between the adversaries. The summit in Singapore of President Trump and Kim Jong Un continued the momentum that Mr. Moon began in two earlier meetings with Mr. Kim.
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J.M. Smucker Net Sales About Flat as Consumer-Foods Division Struggles 7.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
J.M. Smucker reported quarterly results that showed sales declines for some of its well-established brands, even as the company tries to reshape its business around changing consumer tastes.
Tyson Foods Acquires Organic-Chicken Producer 5.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Tyson Foods Inc. is making a push into organic chicken, striking a deal to acquire the Smart Chicken brand.
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Effects of E.coli Outbreak in Lettuce Ripple Through Food-Supply Chain 30.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The outbreak of E.coli traced to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Ariz., is expected to deal a multimillion-dollar blow to the food industry.
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Can Amazon Convince Whole Foods Shoppers to Join Prime? 16.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business is offering new discounts for Prime members shopping at its Whole Foods grocery stores, adding another perk to its membership program after a 20% price hike.
P.F. Chang's Brings Sort-of Chinese Food to China 12.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The first P.F. Chang’s restaurant to open in China calls itself an “American bistro”—and draws curious diners who want to know what Americans think Chinese food should taste like.
Food-Stamp Fight Imperils Farm Bill 8.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
House Speaker Paul Ryan’s long-sought goal of overhauling welfare programs will get a kick-start when Congress returns to Washington this week, as Republicans prepare to release a new, five-year farm bill that would impose tougher work requirements to get food stamps.
Retailers Worry Food-Stamp Overhaul Will Hit Them Hard 6.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The beleaguered grocery sector faces a new threat: the possible loss of tens of billions of dollars of spending by low-income shoppers.
Smucker to Buy Parent of Pet-Food Maker Nutrish for $1.7 Billion 5.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
J.M. Smucker Co. has reached a deal to buy the maker of Rachael Ray’s Nutrish pet food as the company looks to expand its presence the fast-growing premium pet-food business.
China's Alibaba Adds to Food-Delivery Bet 3.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: Asia
Chinese internet titan Alibaba, further diversifying beyond e-commerce, said it would acquire the rest of Shanghai based, which delivers takeout food as well as groceries and household items.
Strawberry Jam: Athletes Get Stuck in International Food Fight 16.3.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
A Japanese athlete’s praise for Korean berries at the Olympics left a sour taste back home, where national pride is high in varieties such as Red Cheeks, Scent of First Love and Sweet King.
New Worry for CEOs: Rising Costs From Metals to Meat 9.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
U.S. manufacturers and food companies are grappling with rising material and ingredient costs on top of pressure from higher wages—a potential double whammy that could force them to raise prices or accept lower profit margins.
Yum Brands Buys 3% Stake in Food-Delivery Service GrubHub 8.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Yum Brands is buying a 3% stake in food-delivery service GrubHub for $200 million, making it one of the first fast-food companies to directly invest in a food-delivery service as it maneuvers the world of online food sales.
Arby's, Buffalo Wild Wings Merge to Compete in Fast-Changing Industry 5.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The combination of privately held Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings Inc., known as Inspire Brands Inc., aims to acquire more chains to mitigate the threat of consumers losing their appetite for any one type of restaurant concept or cuisine.
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