Brazil's market share of China soybean exports soars to 75%

U.S. soybean exports to China have been unusually strong over the past several months, but they're still nowhere near the pace they were before the trade war and Brazil appears to be cementing its dominance. Prior to the trade war, Brazil…

Canadian farmers expect to plant more barley, corn

According to the June Field Crop Survey conducted by Statistics Canada, Canadian farmers expect to plant more barley, corn for grain, dry peas, lentils and oats in 2019, but fewer acres of wheat, canola and soybeans. At the time of the survey,…

Vietnam aims to raise the proportion of organic fertilisers to 15% by 2020

Identifying organic fertilisers as the key to organic agriculture, Vietnam’s agriculture ministry has set a target to raise the proportion of organic fertilisers to 15% and the consumption of organic fertilisers industrially produced at home…

India government has approved higher support prices for kharif crops

India government has approved higher support prices for kharif crops or summer crops, a new labour code, which will allow minimum wages to be paid by cheque / bank transfers to workers of organised as well as unorganised sectors & leasing…

EFSA issued work plan to review guidance on bees and pesticides

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has outlined how it plans to review its guidance on the risk assessment of pesticides and bees in the EU. As the outline shows, stakeholders and pesticide experts from Member States will be consulted…

Pesticide residues in food: what's the picture in the EU?

According to the ‘2017 European Union report on pesticide residues in food’ published by European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), 95.9% of the 88,247 food product samples analysed fell within the legal limits of pesticide residues (84,627,…

Japan: Labeling discussion continues for genome-edited foods

On May 23, 2019, per the request of the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA), the Consumer Committee in the Cabinet Office of Japan held the 54th Food Labeling Committee to start the public discussion of labeling for foods from genome editing technology.…

Renewal of approval of the active substance dimethenamid-P

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/1137 of 3 July 2019 renewing the approval of the active substance dimethenamid-P in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing…

Approval of the active substance florpyrauxifen-benzyl

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2019/1138 of 3 July 2019 approving the active substance florpyrauxifen-benzyl in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of…