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December 05, 2019

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More than Tango, Messi or Malbec: understanding Argentina

More than Tango, Messi or Malbec: understanding Argentina

Resource-rich Argentina derived its name from the Latin for silver, but its real wealth has come from agriculture, earning it the nickname "breadbasket of the world" at the beginning of the 20th Century.Farm exports are still a driving force of Latin America

Thailand to ban glyphosate and other high-profile pesticides

Thailand to ban glyphosate and other high-profile pesticides

Thailand edged closer Tuesday to banning glyphosate and two other controversial pesticides despite protests from farmers in a multi-billion-dollar agriculture industry aiming to be the "kitchen of the world".Agriculture employs 40 percent of Thailand's popu

White House says expects US-Japan trade deal at UN

White House says expects US-Japan trade deal at UN

The White House said Monday that it expects President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to ink a trade deal while at the UN meeting in New York this week."Looks like we will be signing something in (the) next couple of days and over agriculture and p

Chinese agriculture officials cancel US farm visits

Chinese agriculture officials cancel US farm visits

A Chinese agricultural delegation canceled a planned visits to farms in Montana and Nebraska that had been scheduled for the coming days, officials said Friday.But a spokesman for the US Trade Representative's Office told AFP the mid-level trade talks with Ch

US won't approve labels that say glyphosate causes cancer

US won't approve labels that say glyphosate causes cancer

The US Environmental Protection Agency has said it will no longer approve warning labels that claim the controversial herbicide glyphosate causes cancer, calling the statement "false and misleading."The ruling, issued Thursday, is a boost to US agriculture g

French wine production hit by heatwave

French wine production hit by heatwave

Wine production in France this year will be down by between six and 13 percent over 2018, notably because of the ongoing heatwave, the agriculture ministry said Saturday.France, one of the world's top wine producers and exporters, was hit hard by poor weather