World News30/11/2014

Moratorium on nano-foods and labelling of cloned meat

Draft plans to encourage food innovation via a new, simplified authorization procedure for novel foods were approved by the Environment Committee of the European Parlament

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World News30/11/2014

Two Italians in Taipei for the culture of the extra virgin olive oil

Marco Antonucci and Fausto Borella, collaborators of Teatro Naturale, despite the crisis this year, continue undeterred to divulge to the world the culture of extra virgin Italian and in December will be in Taipei

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World News30/11/2014

The olive oil world giants are betting on Spain

Huge investments in Cordoba both the Portuguese Sovena and the Spanish Deoleo. In Italy no investment is planned or for quality control or for olive

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World News30/11/2014

Brazilian Soy Moratorium extended to 2016

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World News15/11/2014

Flexibility for EU countries to ban GMO crops

Long-awaited draft plans to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory even if it is allowed at EU level

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World News31/10/2014

Olive oil production in Andalusia drop of 56%

The Department of Agriculture estimates that the province of Jaen bad harvest will lose € 4 million in wages. No alarm for Infaoliva:  extra virgin stocks will be sufficient for the market

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World News21/10/2014

In France, wine is part of its cultural heritage

Following in the footsteps of Uruguay or Argentina, which recognised wine as the "national drink", France is thus recognising special protection for wine and viticultural terroirs by integrating them into France's cultural, gastronomic and landscape heritage

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World News20/10/2014

Energy for growing and harvesting crops is a large component of farm operating costs

Agricultural energy consumption includes both direct and indirect energy consumption. Direct energy consumption includes the use of diesel, electricity, propane, natural gas, and renewable fuels for activities on the farm. Indirect energy consumption includes the use of fuel and feedstock (especially natural gas) in the manufacturing of agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides

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World News13/10/2014

Healthy foods are three times more expensive per calorie than less healthy foods

Novel use of UK national data finds a growing gap between the prices of more and less healthy foods between 2002 and 2012

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World News06/10/2014

Sweet sorghum production guide released

Sweet sorghum in Louisiana is planted from mid-April to mid-May with harvest in August

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