Farm Gate to Fork

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US Administration Opposes WHO Advice on Antibiotic Use

A conflict has arisen between the US administration and the World Health Organisation over the use of antibiotics to treat farm animals. The US chief scientist has hit out at … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

US-China Battle Over Cereal Quotas

China and the USA are set to lock horns over the way China has been administering the tariff rate quotas for a number of agricultural products imported into the country. … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

French Beef Back on US Market

France has become the fourth EU country to be let back on to the US market to export beef. The US market has been closed to beef from the EU … Continue reading

January 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Could US be Heading for Trade War with China?

The US could be heading for another agricultural trade war – this time with China. Already in dispute with Russia and facing export sanctions in retribution for sanctions taken over … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Antibiotic-free – Marketing Tool or Health Measure?

The use of antibiotics, or the non-use, is starting to take centre stage in what appears to be a marketing battle in the US poultry industry. By the end of this year, … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Agricultural Trade Balance Shifting to Developing Countries

The balance of global agricultural trade is continuing to shift from the developed blocs to developing countries. The latest World Trade Statistics Review published by the World Trade Organisation shows … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Could EU-US Trade Deal Collapse over Cloning?

Animal cloning and food products derived from cloned animals could be the stumbling block for agreement in the EU-US Trans-Atlantic Trade Agreement. In September this year, the European parliament beefed … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment