The United Nations must destroy hundreds of metric tons of substandard food it imported for distribution to survivors of the recent earthquakes in Nepal, a senior Nepali government official said on Monday.
Surprisingly strong rains in an El Nino year, typically marked by droughts in parts of Asia, have eased concerns of a lower crop output in the region. But weather forecasters are not convinced, warning of severe dryness in the autumn months.
The price of water is rising steeply in Yemen, which may run out of water for its 25 million people, experts say, adding to the misery caused by Arab air strikes and the civil war ravaging one of the world's poorest and driest countries.
Martina Roemmelt-Fella, who owns a small, family-run turbine manufacturer in Bavaria, should be a cheerleader for a trade deal between Europe and the United States that promises to ease the flow of goods and services across the Atlantic.
FrieslandCampina, one of Europe's biggest dairy companies, has boosted its stocks of condensed milk and infant formula in Greece in anticipation of stockpiling by consumers, a company spokesman said on Monday.
Australia tightened rules on Monday requiring overseas investors to declare holdings of agricultural land in order to strengthen oversight, amid concerns that Australia is losing control of its own food security.
The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing Thursday on how to handle the World Trade Organization decision that the U.S. country-of-origin labeling program for beef and pork discriminates against Canadian and Mexican producers, but the defenders of labeling and the critics are still in almost opposite corners about what should be done.
U.S. production of corn-based ethanol climbed to a record high last week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday, while declining stockpiles boosted futures for the biofuel.
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