Agriculture http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25461/all en UPDATE 2-U.S. corn stockpile smaller than expected, prices jump http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-us-corn-stockpile-smaller-expected-prices-jump <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* US corn stocks 3 pct below trade expectation</p> <p>* US winter wheat sowings up 1 pct, less than expected</p> <p>* US corn, soybean crops up 1 pct, larger than expected</p> <p>* Brazil soy crop forecast at record 82.5 mln tonnes</p> <p>* "Strong, volatile" corn prices "well into summer" - USDA</p> <p>By Charles Abbott</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-us-corn-stockpile-smaller-expected-prices-jump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Energy crops Entertainment Food and drink Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:00:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733278 at http://www.globalpost.com Syngenta, Bayer pesticides pose honeybee threat -EFSA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/syngenta-bayer-pesticides-pose-honeybee-threat-efsa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* EU scientists warn against use in maize, rapeseed crops</p> <p>* No link found between pesticides and bee colony collapse</p> <p>* Commission says will take action if findings confirmed</p> <p>* Pesticide makers say ban would hurt farm jobs, income</p> <p>By Charlie Dunmore</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/syngenta-bayer-pesticides-pose-honeybee-threat-efsa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Beekeeping Disaster Insecticides Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:30:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735208 at http://www.globalpost.com EXCLUSIVE-UPDATE 2-Argentina to OK more corn exports http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/exclusive-update-2-argentina-ok-more-corn-exports <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Government curbs corn exports to ensure domestic supply * Farmers need rain before month's end to bolster yields * World looks to Argentina to compensate for thin U.S. crop (Adds context, quotes) By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Argentina will approve at least 3 million tonnes more in 2012/13 corn exports over the weeks ahead, Agriculture Secretary Lorenzo Basso said on Friday, good news for consumer nations hit by high prices caused by thin global supplies. The government in Argentina - the world's No.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/exclusive-update-2-argentina-ok-more-corn-exports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Energy crops Entertainment Food and drink Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:15:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736200 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Civil war ravages Syrian farm sector-UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-civil-war-ravages-syrian-farm-sector-un <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Syria wheat, barley output halves in 2012 vs previous yrs-FAO</p> <p>* Less than half of farmers able to fully harvest crops</p> <p>* Vegetable, fruit, olive, livestock output also hit (Adds detail, quotes)</p> <p>ROME, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Civil war in Syria has left its agriculture in tatters, halving wheat and barley output and wreaking massive destruction on infrastructure, the United Nations' food agency said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-civil-war-ravages-syrian-farm-sector-un" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Food and drink Land management United Nations Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:15:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738253 at http://www.globalpost.com EU urges two-year ban on 'disturbing' bee insecticides http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/eu-urges-two-year-ban-disturbing-bee-insecticides <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The EU urged national governments on Thursday to ban pesticides deemed dangerous to bees by scientific experts in a bid to prevent a disastrous collapse in colony numbers for an insect considered vital to the integrity of the human food chain.</p> <p>European Commission spokesman Frederic Vincent said the European Union executive had proposed a "two-year ban" on the use of three so-called neonicotinoid insecticides used in maize, rapeseed, sunflower and cotton cultivation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/eu-urges-two-year-ban-disturbing-bee-insecticides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Insecticides Pest control AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:45:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5741872 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-EU Commission wants curbs on pesticides to protect bees http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-2-eu-commission-wants-curbs-pesticides-protect-bees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Commission seeks pesticide restrictions</p> <p>* Working towards March regulation</p> <p>* Implementation by 1 July 2013</p> <p>* Makes exception for 2013 maize crops (Adds background, Syngenta comments)</p> <p>By Claire Davenport</p> <p>BRUSSELS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Thursday it wanted EU member states restrict the use of pesticides linked to the decline of bees.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-2-eu-commission-wants-curbs-pesticides-protect-bees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Beekeeping Insecticides Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:31:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741964 at http://www.globalpost.com Poland finds no signs of horse meat at 5 of 6 exporters to Ireland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/poland-finds-no-signs-horse-meat-at-5-6-exporters-ireland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WARSAW, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Poland's veterinary authority found no signs of horse meat in samples from five slaughterhouses that were sending beef to Ireland and will know the results from the sixth on Monday, state news agency PAP reported on Friday.</p> <p>The British food industry has been rocked by the revelation retailers sold meat products that contained horse DNA, a scandal that has also left Ireland's 2 billion euros ($2.6 billion) beef industry reeling from the knock-on effects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/poland-finds-no-signs-horse-meat-at-5-6-exporters-ireland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Food and drink Meat Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:31:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743238 at http://www.globalpost.com Pork found in British prisons' halal food http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/pork-found-british-prisons-halal-food <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's Ministry of Justice suspended a supplier of halal meat to prisons on Friday after traces of pork were found inside meat pies and pasties.</p> <p>All prisons have been informed and the halal-labelled products were withdrawn immediately, an MoJ spokesman said.</p> <p>"This is an absolutely unacceptable situation and one which we regret greatly," said justice minister Jeremy Wright.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/pork-found-british-prisons-halal-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Business Food and drink Halal food AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:15:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743715 at http://www.globalpost.com Agrichemical giant Syngenta posts 17% profit hike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/agrichemical-giant-syngenta-posts-17-profit-hike <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Swiss-based agrichemical giant Syngenta on Wednesday announced a 17-percent increase in net profit for 2012, outpacing analysts' forecasts.</p> <p>Syngenta posted profits of $1.8 billion, while market-watchers had predicted a figure of $1.7 billion.</p> <p>Revenues for the group, which is based in Basel in northern Switzerland, hit $14.2 billion, up seven percent on the 2011 results, due to an increase in volumes and price rises.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/agrichemical-giant-syngenta-posts-17-profit-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Disaster Entertainment Food and drink Industrial agriculture Syngenta AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:47:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747396 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-World food prices stable, low stocks pose risk of spikes-UN http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-world-food-prices-stable-low-stocks-pose-risk-spikes-u <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UN FAO food price index stable in Jan at 210 points</p> <p>* Crop prospects favourable for 2013 but stocks low-FAO</p> <p>* Weather shocks could lead to sharp price spikes-FAO (Adds detail)</p> <p>By Catherine Hornby</p> <p>ROME, Feb 7 (Reuters) - World food prices stabilised in January after falling in the previous three months, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday, but it warned that adverse crop weather could cause violent price spikes due to tight grains stocks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/update-1-world-food-prices-stable-low-stocks-pose-risk-spikes-u" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Biofuels Business Economy of Africa Energy crops Entertainment food Food and drink Food politics United Nations Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 11:15:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748681 at http://www.globalpost.com AFRICA INVESTMENT-Maize or myth: Zimbabwe farming bounces back? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/africa-investment-maize-or-myth-zimbabwe-farming-bounces-back <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ed Cropley</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Feb 7 (Reuters) - More than a decade after the chaotic and violent seizure of white-run farms by allies of President Robert Mugabe, food production in Zimbabwe is returning to 1990s levels as the new owners get to grips with the job, according to a new book.</p> <p>The farm takeovers led by pro-Mugabe independence war veterans from 2000 onwards are widely seen as the catalyst for an economic meltdown that culminated in hyperinflation and an estimated 40 percent contraction in output over eight years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130208/africa-investment-maize-or-myth-zimbabwe-farming-bounces-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Food and drink Zimbabwe Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:15:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5750085 at http://www.globalpost.com Lasagne horsemeat came from Romanian abattoir http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/lasagne-horsemeat-came-romanian-abattoir <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Horsemeat found in frozen lasagne sold in British supermarkets originated in a Romanian abattoir, the French supplier Comigel told AFP on Friday.</p> <p>The meat was provided to Comigel via a meat-processing company called Spanghero, which is based in Castelnaudary in southwestern France, company chairman Erick Lehagre said.</p> <p>Lehagre told AFP that Comigel thought it was being supplied with beef from French cattle. After the scandal broke however it had established that Spanghero was sourcing the meat in Romania.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/lasagne-horsemeat-came-romanian-abattoir" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Food and drink Meat AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:30:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5750542 at http://www.globalpost.com Horse trading exposed by British beef scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/horse-trading-exposed-british-beef-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Processed food market increasingly complex</p> <p>* Consumers worried about little-regulated industry</p> <p>* Britain: "This is a conspiracy"</p> <p>* Lawmaker calls for ban on meat imports from EU</p> <p>By Tim Castle and Maria Golovnina</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/horse-trading-exposed-british-beef-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Business Food and drink Meat Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:15:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752040 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ UK officials, police raid suppliers over horsemeat scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/urgent-uk-officials-police-raid-suppliers-over-horsemeat-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British officials and police raided two premises on Tuesday as part of investigations into a Europe-wide scandal over the labelling of horsemeat as beef, the Food Standards Agency said.</p> <p>The agency suspended operations at the two places -- a slaughterhouse in Todmorden, northern England and a meat producing factory in Aberystwyth, west Wales -- and seized all meat found in both places, it said in a statement.</p> <p>dk/lc</p> Agriculture Food and drink Geography of the United Kingdom AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:30:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753783 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain raids suppliers over horsemeat 'kebabs' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/britain-raids-suppliers-over-horsemeat-kebabs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>British officials and police raided two meat plants on Tuesday as part of investigations into a Europe-wide scandal over the labelling of horsemeat as beef, the Food Standards Agency said.</p> <p>"The agency and the police are looking into the circumstances through which meat products, purporting to be beef for kebabs and burgers, were sold when they were in fact horse," the agency said.</p> <p>The agency suspended operations at the two places, a slaughterhouse in Todmorden, northern England and a meat producing factory in Aberystwyth, west Wales, it said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/britain-raids-suppliers-over-horsemeat-kebabs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Food and drink Meat Social Issues Technology AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:45:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5753800 at http://www.globalpost.com