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  • Japanese scientists work up an appetite for lab-grown Wagyu beef

    Japan's famed Wagyu beef, a delicacy that can cost more than $200 a pound at some top restaurants, could become much more affordable in the form of a lab-grown replica. Japanese scientists say they have succeeded in recreating Wagyu, renowned for its fat marbling, in a laboratory to produce something that could eventually look and taste like the real steak.

  • Corteva faces slow start as it takes aim at Bayer's Brazil soy reign

    U.S. pesticide and seed maker Corteva Inc (CTVA) will take up to three times longer to break into Brazil's genetically modified soy seed market than it did in the United States, where Corteva's (CTVA) sales grew rapidly in recent years, the company said.

  • FOCUS-Corteva faces slow start as it takes aim at Bayer's Brazil soy reign

    U.S. pesticide and seed maker Corteva Inc (CTVA) will take up to three times longer to break into Brazil's genetically modified soy seed market than it did in the United States, where Corteva's (CTVA) sales grew rapidly in recent years, the company said.

  • N.Korea's food situation appears perilous, experts say

    North Korea's food situation remains perilous according to analysts and a United Nations expert who raised doubts this week about its harvest, and there are signs that it is receiving large shipments of humanitarian aid from China.

  • U.S. mulls waivers for pork plants forced to slow down -Vilsack

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a proposal for a waiver system for hog plants forced by a federal court to slow processing lines, Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Thursday. Waivers to allow plants to speed up processing lines again could renew concerns about worker safety but boost profits for pork companies and farmers.

  • Sparkling Champagne sales ease gloom over ravaged vineyard

    Champagne sales are set to reach a four-year high this year, driven by strong exports to the United States and Australia, champagne wine growers lobby SGV said on Thursday, adding that Brexit and a row with Russia had not hit volumes. The forecast should cheer wine producers that face their worst output in 40 years in 2021 after vineyards were ravaged by frosts and mildew fungus attacks.

  • Sparkling Champagne sales ease gloom over ravaged vineyard

    Champagne sales are set to reach a four-year high this year, driven by strong exports to the United States and Australia, champagne wine growers lobby SGV said on Thursday, adding that Brexit and a row with Russia had not hit volumes. The forecast should cheer wine producers that face their worst output in 40 years in 2021 after vineyards were ravaged by frosts and mildew fungus attacks.

  • 'Containergeddon': Supply crisis drives Walmart and rivals to hire their own ships

    The Flying Buttress once glided across the oceans carrying vital commodities like grain to all corners of the world. Now it bears a different treasure: Paw Patrol Movie Towers, Batmobile Transformers and Baby Alive Lulu Achoo dolls.

  • World food prices hit 10-year peak -FAO

    World food prices rose for a second consecutive month in September to reach a 10-year peak, driven by gains for cereals and vegetable oils, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization also projected record global cereal production in 2021, but said this would be outpaced by forecast consumption.

  • EU to extend support for wine, fruit and vegetable sectors

    The European Commission said on Wednesday it would increase support and extend existing measures for the wine, fruit and vegetable sectors after they suffered from spring frosts, floods and heat waves this year. Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski said the sectors' problems had come on top of a difficult 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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