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22 January 2013
Mandatory GM Labeling on Packaged Food
INDIA - On 1 January, 2013, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, formally implemented a rule which stipulates that every package containing food derived from products of biotechnology shall bear at the top of its principal display...
21 January 2013
Farmers Benefit as Electronic Tag Success Strengthens Sector
URUGUAY – Electronic tagging systems have radically improved cattle traceability which has been vital for the national pride of a country that has 11 million head of beef cattle and is one of the world’s major beef exporters. ...
18 January 2013
More Specific Labelling Trials Prompted by Regional Renaissance
GERMANY – A government initiative is trialing new regional labelling for five areas areas of the country in an attempt maximise a ‘regional renaissance’ that has been observed in consumer demand patterns. ...
14 January 2013
Few Consumers Seek GM Information on Labels
UK - Consumers in the UK would like to see products from animals that have been fed genetically modified feed labelled as such....
03 January 2013
Backing for Welsh Dairy Products
WALES - Consumers are getting behind the farming industry by choosing Welsh dairy products during their weekly shop, reports DairyCo, the milk industry focused, levy funded section of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. ...
27 December 2012
Amendment to Label GE Food Pre-Filed for Consideration
US - New Mexico State Senator Peter Wirth has pre-filed a proposed amendment to the New Mexico Food Act to require the labeling of genetically engineered food and feed. ...
24 December 2012
USDA Issues Final Rule for Animal Disease Traceability
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a final rule establishing general regulations for improving the traceability of US livestock moving interstate....
21 December 2012
Forward Thinking Essential for Coping with Tight Fodder Supplies
SCOTLAND - Farmers short of essential feed and bedding material are being aided by NFUS with guidance on how to maximise small amounts. ...
Fonterra Welcome Food Safety Agreement with United States
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra Co-operative Group has welcomed the signing of an agreement between New Zealand and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that recognises their respective food safety systems provide comparable assurance....
NOP Releases New Guides for Organic Certification
US - Beginning farmers and existing organic operations can find detailed information about organic certification in a series of new guides. ...
06 December 2012
Industry Satisfied with WTO Decision on US Compliance with COOL Labeling
CANADA - Following the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) decision that the United States has until May 23, 2013, to bring its Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) measure into compliance with its WTO obligations, International Trade Minister Ed Fast, Agriculture...
27 November 2012
Growing Populations and Wealth Changing Food Demand
ANALYSIS - The growth of the global population to reach over 9 billion by 2050 is expected to change global consumption, supply and demand patterns for food, writes Chris Harris....
21 November 2012
Movement Monitoring Scheme Gets Thumbs up from Harper Government
CANADA - The Harper Government has invested in Canadian Western Agribition to track the movement of all livestock entering and leaving the exhibition grounds as well as to promote Agribition in foreign markets....
13 November 2012
New Health Brand Uses 10 Times More Fruit
BRAZIL - Brazilian processor Batavo have watched sales of a yoghurt boom. From April-September sales increased 73 per cent. ...
02 November 2012
New Animal Database Prepared
NEW ZEALAND - Industry organisation DairyNZ says it has the expertise lined-up and waiting for a new Dairy Industry Good Animal Database, should Livestock Improvement (LIC) shareholders approve the transfer of the Core Database this month. ...
18 October 2012
Supermarket Chain Drops Red Tractor Logo
UK - The British supermarket chain, Sainsbury's, is to phase out the use of the Red Tractor logo that guarantees products produced on UK farms to specific assurance standards. ...
16 October 2012
NFU Campaign Clarifies Labelling on Supermarket Products
UK - A new National Farmers Union campaign encouraging the public to take photos of poor food labels or merchandising and upload them to Facebook was launched Friday 12 October....
02 October 2012
New Online Campaign for Freedom Food Scheme
UK - Freedom Food - the RSPCA’s food labelling scheme - is carrying out a new burst of online advertising this autumn in a bid to increase awareness of what its label means and better educate consumers about the importance of farm animal welfare....
GM Cow Could Reduce Milk Allergies
NEW ZEALAND - AgResearch scientists have bred the first cow in the world to produce high protein milk that may be hypo-allergenic....
06 September 2012
R-Calf Sues WTO Over Country of Origin Labelling
US - R-CALF USA joins as a co-plaintiff with the Made in the USA Foundation to protect the right of all Americans to know the origins of their food. The groups filed a lawsuit that asks the federal district court in Denver, Colorado, to declare the World...
01 August 2012
Consultation on Cattle Traceability Launched
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has launched a consultation seeking views on a number of proposed changes to the cattle traceability system. ...
20 July 2012
New Livestock Traceability Rules Bolster Biosecurity
AUSTRALIA - The expansion of property identification codes (PICs) to cover additional livestock species will strengthen biosecurity and improve the state’s capacity to respond to animal disease and food safety incidents, the Department of Primary Industries...
Farmers Call for Better Food Labelling for Consumers
AUSTRALIA - Grassroots members of New South Wales (NSW) Farmers’ Association today called for a better standard of food labelling so that consumers know exactly how much of their product is Australian grown, produced and processed....
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