USDA reduces United States’ corn and soybean production forecasts to five-year low

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture in a recent report placed the projected production of corn in the Unites States at 13.779 billion bushels, down by 19.816 million bushels from the September forecast. In […]

USDA invests in scientific research programme to promote sustainable agricultural practices

USA – US Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has invested US$77.8 million in research that will focus on sustaining a more abundant, nutritious, and accessible food supply. […]

USDA approves Cargill’s plant-based fish oil alternative for US cultivation

“With USDA deregulation, Cargill plans to advance the commercialization of its long-chain omega-3 canola trait in a tightly-managed closed loop supply chain.”

Morocco’s cereal production declines 40.5% to 6.1m tonnes

MOROCCO – Morocco’s cereal production declined by 40.5% during the 2018-2019 crop year to at 6.1 million tonnes, according to a report published by the Moroccan Ministry of Finance. The report cites poor the rainfall […]

USDA to relocate key offices to Kansas in cost-savings strategy

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is planning to relocate its Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture from Washington to Kansas City after carrying out a cost-benefit analysis. The move […]

USDA investigates genetically engineered wheat spotted in Washington

USA – the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said that it has discovered genetically engineered (GE) wheat plants growing in an unplanted agricultural field in […]

Efficient and harmonised food regulatory systems key to growth of food industry – AFMASS EA delegates

KENYA – Stakeholders in the food industry have underscored the importance of harmonised and efficient food safety regulatory systems towards realising growth of the sector. Speaking during a three day conference which brought together food […]

FSIS proposes to remove dual labeling for some meat and poultry products

USA – The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed to remove dual labeling requirements for certain amounts of meat and poultry products. This involves duplicative net weight and […]

USDA, FDA and EPA unveil new strategy to reduce food waste

USA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have announced a new inter-agency strategy to address food waste. This collaborative effort […]

FDA lifts import ban on genetically engineered salmon, advocates for safe biotechnology

USA – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has lifted an import ban on genetically engineered salmon as part of the efforts in advancing development of safe biotechnology innovations in the country. The 2016 import […]