China Reiterates Demand That U.S. Must Lift All Tariffs

By Bloomberg News – July 4, 2019

China continues to stress that the U.S. must remove all the tariffs placed on Chinese goods as a condition for reaching a trade deal.

On Friday, an influential blog connected to state media said the talks will “go backward again” without that step, echoing the line from Ministry of […]

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The man who helped feed the world

By Tim Harford – June 12, 2019

In the early 1900s, newlyweds Cathy and Cappy Jones left Connecticut in the US to start a new life as farmers in north-west Mexico’s Yaqui Valley, a little-known dry and dusty place, a few hundred kilometres south of the Arizona border.

When Cappy died in 1931, Cathy decided to […]

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Chinese Exporters Dodge Tariffs With Fake Made-in-Vietnam Labels

By Mai Ngoc Chau and John Boudreau – June 9, 2019

Some Chinese exporters are going to extreme lengths to avoid the hit from Donald Trump’s tariffs.

Vietnam said on Sunday that it found dozens of fake product-origin certificates and illegal transfers by companies trying to sidestep U.S. tariffs on everything from agriculture to textiles […]

By |June 9th, 2019|Industry News|0 Comments

India Roiled as Trump Yanks Its Status as a Developing Nation

By Justin Sink and Jenny Leonard – May 31, 2019

President Donald Trump opened another potential front in his trade war on Friday, terminating India’s designation as a developing nation and thereby eliminating an exception that allowed the country to export nearly 2,000 products to the U.S. duty-free.

“I have determined that India has not assured […]

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The FDA Tells the Food Industry to Change How It Uses ‘Expiration’ Dates

By Ed Cara – May 23, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration is going after food waste with a new effort to make sure we don’t throw out groceries until they’re absolutely inedible.

On Thursday, the agency issued a letter to the food industry at large, throwing its support behind a growing trend to almost […]

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U.S. and China Got Into a Trade War and Mexico Won

By Matthew Townsend and Eric Martin – March 27, 2019

America’s imports from Mexico surge the most in seven years as Trump’s policies shift supply chains

The Trump Administration’s trade war with China has turned out to be a windfall for another country the president frequently berates: Mexico.

Consider Fuling Global Inc., a Chinese maker of plastic […]

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FDA requesting more resources for food safety in Trump’s 2020 budget

By Produce Processing – March 22, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration issued the following statement from Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas on March 19.

“When it comes to the foods we eat, we live in an unprecedented time of technological change. Thanks to innovations in technology and the new requirements of […]

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Cheap Prices Will Be the Latest Casualty of the Trucker Shortage

By Leslie Patton and Matt Townsend – March 1, 2019

America’s trucker shortage is about to hit consumers right where it hurts: in the kitty litter.

McDonald’s Corp.’s long-time distributor Martin-Brower Co. is raising delivery fees, imperiling low menu prices, and Procter & Gamble Co., Church & Dwight Co. and Hasbro Inc. are sounding the alarm […]

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Mercado de Abastos mobilizes more than 21 thousand tons of food

By NTX – February 22, 2019

With more than 52 years of tradition, it is the second most important plant and the largest business center in the west of the country.

The president of the Union of Merchants of the Market of Supplies (UCMA), Salvador Hernandez, indicated that being the greater center of businesses of the […]

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UN: Growing threat to food from decline in biodiversity

By Matt McGrath – February 22, 2019

The plants, animals, and micro-organisms that are the bedrock of food production are in decline, according to a UN study.

If these critical species are lost, the report says, it “places the future of our food system under severe threat”.

The study says that land-use changes, pollution, and climate change […]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Industry News|0 Comments