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Canadian Agricultural Partnership Launches in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotian farmers work hard to ensure that they are able to respond to the growing need for their high-quality and safe products.

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CFTRI announced program for food microbiology

In tune with the National Mission of Transforming India as the skill capital of the world, the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) has announced a programme starting from May 28 for training life science graduates to work in food and allied industries.

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Omnivore investment in agri-food sensing solutions startup

Impact venture fund Omnivore has made its second investment in agri-food sensing solutions startup AgNext Technologies.

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Union food processing minister inaugurates Uttarakhand’s second mega food park

Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal today inaugurated the second mega food park in Uttarakhand at Mahuakhera Ganj village, Kashipur in Udham Singh Nagar district.

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Cargill to install chicken processing technology at London

As part of Cargill Protein’s efforts to address growing interest from customers and consumers for continuous improvement in humane handling of food animals, Cargill Protein is investing $22 million (CDN) to install a state-of-the-art Controlled Atmospheric Stunning (CAS) system at its London, Ontario, chicken processing facility.

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Growers Form Controlled-Environment Agriculture Safety Group

According to leading CEA growers, a new food safety group for controlled-environmental agriculture will sprout in June in Chicago. “The intent is to establish food safety standards,” says a spokesman.

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Indo-Israel project to boost vegetable production

The Centre of Excellence for Vegetables, a Rs. 10.18-crore Indo-Israel project at Reddiyarchatram meant for offering sophisticated Israeli technology to farmers.

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Investment in agricultural research into grain quality and storage

The governments of Canada and Manitoba are investing nearly $484,000 in equipment and infrastructure needed to conduct specialized research projects on grain preservation and storage.

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Korean food-tech firm developing delivery robot

South Korean food tech firm Woowa Brothers is developing a food delivery robot with the goal to commercialise it within five years.

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UK Researchers to Study Pollinator Food Availability on Farmland

In a new study, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment researchers are evaluating how food availability on farmland impacts bee communities in early spring.

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Partnership to drive innovation in perennial fruits

AgTech solutions company Autogrow and Plant & Food Research signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) confirming their intention to collaborate in the development of protocols to maximise yield and enable continuous production of perennial fruits.

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Food-tech platform SmartQ announced raise in funds

Online food-tech platforms SmartQ announced raising funds worth USD 1 million from an investor group led by a consortium of Dubai based investors.

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Japanese ISE Foods set up an egg processing unit

Japanese food processing major ISE Foods will set up an egg processing unit near Siddipet soon (Narmeta village of Nangnur mandal) with the State government handing over the necessary documents for permission, along with incentive details.

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No Additional Regulatory Requirements for Organic Producers and Handlers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the decision to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule published on January 19, 2017.

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Modern packing methods and test methods for guarantee safe food

Whether meat, fish and poultry or fruit and vegetables: A protective gas atmosphere (modified atmosphere) is one of the effective methods for packing fresh foodstuffs gently and safely.

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EU Auditors to examine organic-food control system

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is conducting an audit of organic-food checks in the EU. The auditors will examine the control system governing the production, processing, distribution and import of organic products.

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Rs 950 cr investment in Nashik’s food processing park

The Food Processing Park at Vinchur in Nashik district has attracted an investment of Rs 950 crore, and it is expected to generate 5,400 jobs.

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USDA’s NIFA Announces Support for Increasing Alfalfa Productivity

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced support for the Alfalfa Forage and Research Program (AFRP).

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Farming crops with rocks improve global food security

The Manipur government is planning to set up a "full-fledged" food testing laboratory to curb toxic chemicals in food items, including fish coming from other states and Myanmar.

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Rs 5,800 crore investment in food processing industry

Agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi said, Investment proposals to the tune of about Rs 5,800 crore have been received by the state government for starting ventures in food processing industry.Shahi said that his department has received 328 proposals from India and abroad for setting up food processing units and they would be finalised during the February 21-22 Investors’ Summit.

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Canadian Agricultural Partnership to Build Strong Agriculture and Agri-Food Sector

While announcing a target contribution of USD 3.5 billion in loans and grants by IFAD for developing countries, Gilbert F Houngbo, the president of the International Fund for Agricultural development (IFAD) said that, alternative methods of farming, such as organic farming, introduced by the Indian government in several states is the right strategy to tackle food insecurity, improving nutrition and alleviating poverty in the country.

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Organic Farming Could Tackle Food Insecurity in India

While announcing a target contribution of USD 3.5 billion in loans and grants by IFAD for developing countries, Gilbert F Houngbo, the president of the International Fund for Agricultural development (IFAD) said that, alternative methods of farming, such as organic farming, introduced by the Indian government in several states is the right strategy to tackle food insecurity, improving nutrition and alleviating poverty in the country.

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Pulse Growers Target Food Service Industry

With Canadian pulse exports nearing $3.4 billion in 2017, supporting the continued growth of this sector is vital to achieving the Government of Canada's trade target of growing agriculture and food exports to $75 billion by 2025.

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By 2051, UAE to Produce 60% More Food

The Minister of Climate Change and Environment announced that, the UAE aims to produce a whopping 60 per cent more food to feed a global population of nine billion people within the next 33 years.

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New Agri-Food Innovation Centre in Saskatchewan

The province of Saskatchewan’s agri-food industry celebrated the grand opening of the new Agri-Food Innovation Centre (AFIC), a 43,000-square foot facility that will diversify the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre’s (Food Centre) capacity to develop and process products from concept to commercialization.

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Cargill opens first dedicated fish feed plant in India

Fish farmers in India have increased access to high-quality feed this year, as Cargill opens its first feed mill dedicated to fish species in the country.

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AfDB Supports Lease Land Proposal for Food Supply to India

To improve the agriculture sector to increase food supply, provide jobs and propel economic growth on the continent, a $5 billion Exim Bank of India fund to support Africa's agriculture development through the "Feed Africa" project seems to fit into the Africa Development Bank's plans.

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Good Food Awards for 2018 Presented

The 2018 Good Food Awards were presented January 19, 2018, in San Francisco to 199 companies leading the way towards a tasty, authentic, and responsible food system.

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RTBfoods new program to encourage better variety choices in Africa

A new program called RTBfoods (Breeding RTB Products for End User Preferences) was launched recently. It is a 5-year effort created to pinpoint the quality traits that determine the adoption of new root, tuber and banana (RTB) varieties developed by breeders.

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Training on Food Processing Technology

Two academic cum research Institutes under administrative control of Ministry of Food Processing Industries namely; National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) at Kundli, Haryana and Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu are imparting education and conducting research in food technology to improve manpower in food processing industry.

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Biotech Brings Positive Impact on Food Production Market

VIT Technology Business Incubator (VIT-TBI) is organising a six-week non-residential training programme on food and agro processing from January 29.

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VIT organizing training programme on food and agro processing

VIT Technology Business Incubator (VIT-TBI) is organising a six-week non-residential training programme on food and agro processing from January 29.

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Climate Change Affecting Food Production

India is particularly vulnerable to global warming, and it is now well established that rising temperatures make for anaemic harvests. India’s long struggle with hunger and food security may have become tougher.

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Modern food lab in Manipur

The Manipur government is planning to set up a "full-fledged" food testing laboratory to curb toxic chemicals in food items, including fish coming from other states and Myanmar..

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Cargill strengthens pet food production and distribution

Cargill has reached an agreement to acquire Pro-Pet, an Ohio-based manufacturer of private label and co-manufactured pet foods, including premium dog food brand Black Gold®.

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Use of Jute gunny bags to pack food grains made mandatory

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), which has expanded the scope of regulations and standards to include a wider range of food products in the past two years, has asked companies to re-validate their product approvals, if their products are not covered under these regulations.

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Food companies to confirm compliance with new regulations

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), which has expanded the scope of regulations and standards to include a wider range of food products in the past two years, has asked companies to re-validate their product approvals, if their products are not covered under these regulations.

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Zest Labs Joins the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology

Zest LabsTM, a subsidiary of Ecoark Holdings, Inc. (“Ecoark”) (OTCQX: ZEST), announced that it has become a member of the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology (WGCIT) in Salinas, Calif., operated by Western Growers.

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USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service and Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs

Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNCS) Brandon Lipps today highlighted the vital work Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has done this year to provide food assistance to the millions of Americans impacted by unprecedented hurricanes and wildfires, as well as the numerous actions FNCS has taken to promote self-sufficiency, integrity, and customer service within federal nutrition programs.

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Canada has Identified Agriculture & Agri-Food as a Key Growth Sector

Particularly in rural communities, Canada's hardworking farmers and food processors are the backbone of Canada's economy.

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Cargill partnering with Techstars and Ecolab to accelerate food

Cargill is partnering with Techstars and Ecolab to create the Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator launching in Minneapolis in 2018.

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Tech Revolution Needed in Farming to Ensure Food Security

Director of Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) A Arunachalam said that, if food security needs to be ensured in the country, there must be a technological revolution in agriculture.

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New integrated food manufacturing and logistics facility at Kapurthala

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday inaugurated ITC's new integrated food manufacturing and logistics facility at Kapurthala which, he said, would give major fillip to the state's food processing sector and help the state farming.

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Breeding Resistant Chickens for Improved Food Safety

In College Station, Texas, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists developed a new test, could make it easier to breed pathogen-resistant chickens.

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ITC Launches Farmland range of variants in potatoes

ITC, India's leading FMCG major today unveiled 'Farmland' - its new brand for fresh Fruits & Vegetables.

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India Managed to Protect Its Farmers' Interests, Food Security at WTO

Even as the ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is unlikely to yield much progress, India managed to protect its farmers' interests and ensure food security for its poor.

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To Meet Ambitious Agriculture and Food Goals, Canada Needs to Adopt Blockchain Technology

The Advisory Committee on Economic Growth and Dominic Barton set an audacious goal for the country in February. To become the world’s trusted supplier of safe sustainable food for the 21st century and in doing so double our agri-food exports.

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Training programme on Food processing

A group of 25 farmers and SHG members from Salari and Nafra villages benefited from a two-day training programme on processing of locally available fruits and vegetables.

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To Meet Future Food Demand, Need to Develop Ag Sector

The government said that, in order to meet future demand of food grain, the country's farm sector needs to be developed further, which some estimates show could reach 355 million tonnes by 2030.

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Goa launches India's first ever mobile food testing lab

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar launched country's first-ever mobile food testing laboratory.

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