Agriculture

USDA Definition Of “Organic” Meat Revised To Include Considerations Of Animal Welfare

The current USDA requirements for “Organic” meat involve restrictions on what the animals are fed and when they can be provided antibiotics, but …

Farming

Organic egg and meat producers will have to follow stricter animal welfare rules, USDA says

Organic meat and egg producers will have to abide by stricter animal welfare standards under a new rule announced Wednesday by the Agriculture Department.<p>The rule is a victory for animal rights groups two days before President Obama leaves office. The regulations will ensure that organically grown …

Animal Welfare

This New Los Angeles Restaurant Just Might Convert You to a Vegetarian

Los Angeles is no stranger to healthy cuisine, but a new veggie-centric restaurant is redefining the city’s crunchy-granola reputation with its fresh …

Food & Dining

Monsanto, California Battle Over Listing Glyphosate as a Carcinogen

Next week, Monsanto and California's Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will face off over …

Monsanto

The many ways the Obama administration changed food for the better

The first president to brew beer in the White House, visit Shake Shack in his free time, dine with Anthony Bourdain in Vietnam and invite Mario …

Michelle Obama

No access to EU single market could be ‘absolutely disastrous’ for farmers

LONDON — Failure to secure full access to the single market after Brexit could be "absolutely disastrous" for agriculture, according to Britain's biggest farming union.<p>Prime minister Theresa May confirmed in a speech on Tuesday morning that she would pursue a "hard Brexit", shorthand for pulling …

EU Referendum

USDA Grants Final Approval for Monsanto/Scotts' Genetically Engineered Grass

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final deregulation decision Wednesday approving Monsanto and Scotts' genetically engineered (GE) …

USDA

AP Source: Trump picks former Ga. Gov. Perdue to lead USDA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly before it is announced.<p>Perdue, 70, would be the first Southerner to lead the …

Politics

Mastercard's latest mobile effort: Helping farmers sell direct, no shady middlemen

Instead of having to go through sometimes unscrupulous middlemen, East African farmers can now sell direct using Mastercard's 2KUZE mobile …

Africa

Decline in EU workers hitting UK agriculture, Lords inquiry told

National Farmers Union labour survey highlights sharp decline in availability of seasonal EU workers following Brexit vote<p>British agriculture has already been hit by a sharp decline in EU migrants willing to undertake seasonal work since the Brexit vote, a House of Lords inquiry has been told.<p>The …

Environmentalism

USDA: Brazil soy crop production, exports boosted

A report from the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) raised the predicted levels for soybean production and …

USDA

senseFly to Host Free ‘Ag Drone Insights’ Webinar - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

senseFly, the world’s first choice producer of professional mapping drones, will host a free educational webinar focusing on the different …

Consumer Technology

Trump to name former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will name former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as his nominee for secretary of agriculture on Thursday, a senior …

Elections

What You Should Know About GMOs - Gluten Free More

The debate over GMOs is fierce.<p>If you’re like Michelle Mollica, diagnosed with celiac disease seven years ago, label reading, product research and …

Gluten

In Davos, for Africa's farmers

New trends in agriculture threaten to put farmers in developing countries out of work. This is not as bad as it sounds, believes Ishmael Sunga, the chief executive of the SACAU farmers' association.<p>Ishmael Sunga is the CEO of the Southern African Confederation of Agriculture Unions (SACAU), a …

Farming

Organic farming of rice, harvest more than once - Amma, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

Farmers in the village of Sadivayil in the Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu live in a rain fed area, and have cultivated just one crop a year for …

Wake up and smell the coffee, Ethiopian farmers urge

When you enjoy a warm cup of coffee from a cafe run by an international chain like Starbucks, you may hardly realize that the unique flavor may be …

Coffee

$400 Million Pea Processing Plant To Be Built Near Portage

It was announced Wednesday that France-based company Roquette will be building a new $400 million pea processing facility near Portage la Prairie.<p>“We …

Western Canada

Who will make money from ag’s big data benefits?

Should agricultural data be controlled by commercial interests, or should it flow to wherever it enables the greatest opportunities?<p>The University of …

Big Data

A NITian who has devoted his life in creating awareness about Organic Farming among farmers - Student Stories

<b>Ganpat Krishna Yadav,</b> MNIT, Jaipur graduate used to work in the groundnut mill, graze the cattle, catch up with his studies in the night during his …

Farming

Monsanto’s PCB lawsuit problem is growing out of control

“Monsanto helped to create the problem and should be a part of the solution,” said Marlene Feist, utilities director of strategic development in …

Environmentalism

Perdue Is Trump's Pick for Agriculture

President-elect Donald Trump picked former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) to be his agriculture secretary, “tapping a veterinarian-turned-politician …

Politics

Himachal apples hold prosperity for farmers in Nepal

Farmers in Nepal are set to reap high profits from the high yielding variety of apples imported from Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and …

Farming

Trump taps former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue for agriculture secretary

After weeks of speculation, former Georiga Governor Sonny Perdue was nominated to serve as secretary of agriculture in the new administration of …

Miami

With drought looming, Sri Lanka tries something new: preparing

COLOMBO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With rainfall in many areas just a third of that last year and many water reservoirs far below normal levels, Sri Lankans have begun holding traditional ceremonies to invoke rain – some with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena.<p>But this time, …

Food Security

Key Syrian rebel group says will not join Astana talks

Beirut (AFP) - Key Syrian rebel group Ahrar al-Sham said on Wednesday it will not take part in peace talks between the regime and opposition factions …

Syria

What’s a Cover Crop and Why You Should Use Them

Growing food is a liberating thing, even when it is only a few items. Eating from the backyard garden or the allotment feels good, reassuring that we …

Gardening

Fayetteville Farmers Market Offers Doubling Program for SNAP Benefits

FAYETTEVILLE, AR.-- - The Fayetteville Farmers Market is working to fight the high cost of healthy foods.<p>The market has a doubling program for those …

Farmers' Markets

Bayer Has Little Upside Left

I would not chase Bayer in 2017 because I think the valuation is fully reflecting the strengths and opportunities of the company.<p>At 8.1x EV/EBITDA …

Investing

Greece reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu at hen farm - OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Greece reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus among laying hens on a farm in the southern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday, citing a report from the Greek farm ministry.<p>The country had already reported …

Flu