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April 04, 2020

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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

Fake Twitter account for new UN food agency chief shut down

Fake Twitter account for new UN food agency chief shut down

A fake Twitter account opened immediately after the weekend election of China's Qu Dongyu to head the Food and Agriculture Organization has been shut down, the UN food agency said Monday. The account, which mainly re-tweeted news stories about Qu's historic

Qu Dongyu becomes first Chinese to head UN food agency FAO

Qu Dongyu becomes first Chinese to head UN food agency FAO

Qu Dongyu on Sunday became the first Chinese national to be elected to head the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, clinching the post in the first round of voting.Qu, 55, a biologist by training, won 108 votes, followed by Catherine Geslain-Laneelle of F

UN food agency to elect chief as climate change ups hunger

UN food agency to elect chief as climate change ups hunger

Candidates from China, France and Georgia are vying to head the UN's food agency, as the fight to eradicate world hunger takes a blow from global warming and wars.The election of the new chief of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will be held Sunday

German court allows slaughter of male chicks to continue

German court allows slaughter of male chicks to continue

Germany's top administrative court ruled Thursday that the slaughtering of male chicks may continue in the poultry industry until a method is found to determine the sex of an embryo in the egg.According to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture around 45 million