Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Articles by Jim Webster

Japan boosting butter imports amid shortage

Japan is planning to buy an extra 7,000 metric tons of butter for commercial use this year, over and above its commitments under international trade treaties, to stabilize prices amid a domestic shortage of the dairy product, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) said.
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Judges appear skeptical about scope of COOL meat rule

Predicting how judges will decide, based on their comments and the questions they ask attorneys during oral arguments, is notoriously difficult. Listening to members of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Monday, one could conclude that they tend to believe that USDA’s country-of
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CEO optimistic about technology in feeding billions more

Despite the current wave of media fascination with the activists who denigrate modern agricultural production, Elanco CEO Jeff Simmons is optimistic about how technology can meet the challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050. He believes that now is “a window of time” for policy to catch up wit
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Vandana Shiva echoes old fringe group's conspiracy theories

Forty years ago in November, the World Food Conference in Rome was my first encounter with the followers of Lyndon LaRouche, a group of zealous activists bent on exposing what they saw as a vast conspiracy of multinational companies, government agencies and foundations bent on starving humanity
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