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Category: Food Production :: Industrial Agriculture
Last updated: Aug 10 2018 08:01 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law 10.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.
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Rural Americans' struggles against factory farm pollution find traction in court 6.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Industrial farms have negatively impacted surrounding communities for decades, but new litigation might be changing that.
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Touring North Korean Farms and Factories, Kim Jong Un Signals a Shift 29.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, having declared his nuclear program complete and claimed his place on the world stage next to the U.S. president at a Singapore summit, has begun to lavish attention on the livelihood of his people. ​
Can Minnesota have clean water without regulating fertilizer? 17.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Minnesota farmers rely heavily on nitrogen fertilizer to grow the crops that help make agriculture a $75 billion industry. But the state has struggled to find the right balance between food and fuel production and clean water. The state held the first in a series of hearings about new regulations on fertilizer use Monday.
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Public hearings begin on nitrogen fertilizer rule 16.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Nitrate contamination in groundwater is a problem in some areas of the state, and agriculture officials say they're trying to prevent it from becoming worse.
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Disrupting corporate food procurement, as usual 9.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. This episode: Helene York, global director of Google's foodservice, on global, tech-enabled sustainable food procurement.
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Bayer Bought Monsanto and Is Now Stuck With its Biggest Headache 29.6.2018 Mother Jones
It’s happening again. In states from Mississippi to Indiana, some US soybean farmers are seeing a troubling sight: Previously healthy plants begin to look wan, their leaves puckering into a cup-like shape. Similar symptoms are hitting trees, ornamental and garden plants, flowers, berries, and vegetables.  If the story sounds familiar, that’s because cupped leaves and the […]
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Conagra buying Boulder Brands owner Pinnacle Foods in $10.9 billion deal 28.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
CHICAGO -- Conagra is buying Boulder Brands parent Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $10.9 billion that will help the food company expand in the frozen food and snacks categories.
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Conagra to Buy Pinnacle Foods for $8.2 Billion 27.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Conagra Brands agreed to acquire Pinnacle Foods for $8.2 billion in cash and stock, adding Birds Eye frozen foods to the owner of the Healthy Choice brand.
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Conagra, General Mills Square Off in Battle to Revive Packaged Foods 24.6.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Earnings this week will offer an update on who’s winning the race to revive older food brands.
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Officials say illegal pesticide caused deaths of 13 bald eagles in Maryland 23.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Authorities said there is an "epidemic on the Eastern Shore" of wildlife-poisoning crimes because it's "cheaper and easier" than trapping a nuisance animals or building a fence.
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Two important stories about seed and Monsanto 20.6.2018 rabble.ca - 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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How Cargill and peers collaborate for ocean sustainability 15.6.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's a novel industry collaboration.
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Peach, plum & pear in NDMC’s plantation drive, but some say the trees won’t survive 6.6.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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Monsanto no more: Agri-chemical giant's name dropped in Bayer acquisition 4.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Germany's Bayer announced in 2016 that it would be buying Monsanto for more than $60 billion. Now it confirms it will be dropping the Monsanto name, which has been made infamous by protesters.
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The truth about organic produce and pesticides 21.5.2018 Washington Post
The truth about organic produce and pesticides
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Farms, Factories Won't Meet U.S. Goal to Cut China Deficit 17.5.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The White House is likely to fall well short of a plan to slash the U.S. trade deficit with China by half, in large part because American farms and factories will find it hard to produce enough exports to meet that goal.
If House Republicans Get Their Way, Rural Americans Are Screwed 16.5.2018 Mother Jones
Back in 2016, the Republican Party won the presidency and both chambers of Congress with strong support in rural areas, particularly among farmers. But since that triumph, the Grand Old Party hasn’t exactly been a champion of rural interests. As I’ve written in recent months, President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigration is essentially an attack […]
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Midwestern voters gave Trump a chance. Now, they’re the key to his political future. 11.5.2018 Washington Post
Over the first 15 months of the Trump presidency, The Post visited the Midwest for extended and sometimes repeated interviews with residents. What emerged is a story of how attitudes toward the president have changed, told through the voices of people in a unique part of Trump Nation.
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Trends in agriculture show organics on top 30.4.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
'Organic doesn't mean what it used to — it's not just an "alternative" system to conventional agriculture anymore.
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