Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

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Name: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

The high cost of cheap meat

FEurope and the United States were the largest meat consumers in the 20th century, with the average person eating 60-90 kilogrammes annually — far more than is required to meet humans’ nutritional needs.Though Western consumption rates are now stagnating ... [Published Jordan Times - 7 hours ago]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

EU-US Trade Deal Lets Corporate Interests Steamroll Food Safety, Groups Warn

An EU-U.S. trade deal currently being negotiated behind closed doors puts corporate profits and trade interests above fair and safe food for consumers, a trio of groups charged Wednesday.Friends of the Earth Europe , Minnesota-based Institute for Agriculture ... [Published Common Dreams - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

America’s deadliest export

A once quintessentially American disease has become a global pandemic. Obesity and the diseases that come with it – diabetes, hypertension and heart disease – are finding new frontiers in the developing world.The US spends roughly $150 billion a year ... [Published New Internationalist - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Study links autism with industrial...

Minneapolis — The epidemic of autism in children in the United States may be linked to the typical American diet according to a new study published online in Clinical Epigenetics by Renee Dufault, et. al. The study explores how mineral deficiencies—affected ... [Published Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 2 reports

Misinformation Is Poisoning the Environment for Synthetic Biology

Friends of the Earth, Center for Food Safety and the ETC Group (or Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration) have launched a campaign to frighten consumers and consumer product companies about synthetic biology. The groups are following ... [Published Advanced Biofuels and Climate Change Informatio ... - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Environmentalists: Keystone XL will accelerate climate change

A group of national and regional environmental organizations has sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the State Department to be thorough in its review process of the proposed Alberta Clipper expansion by evaluating the cumulative climate ... [Published ISHN - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

TTIP: Oligarchy In The EU

As a person who likes to think they are well informed, I have not heard much about this suggested trade agreement.I knew of it yet was ignorant as to the implications this agreement would have on the political, social and economic structure here in I ... [Published Politics.ie - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

China’s food safety problems could be good for the world’s biggest pork producer

Shares in the world’s largest pork producer, China’s WH Group, surged as much as 10% today in the company’s first day of trading in Hong Kong. The third-largest  Asia Pacific IPO this year comes at a time when anxiety about food safety is at a high in ... [Published Quartz - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

Commodity Market Deregulation and...

The 200 million person increase in global food insecurity since 2006 — over one billion according to UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) — did not result from global production failure or a shortage of supply. Global food production increased ... [Published Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 1 reports

EU-US trade talks 'not open enough'

The European Ombudsman has urged EU institutions to release more information about EU-US negotiations aimed at reaching a free trade deal.In a statement ombudsman Emily O'Reilly said "concerns" had been raised about key documents not being disclosed in ... [Published BBC - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 2 reports

With China’s meat scandal, U.S. burger tycoon faces his biggest test yet

In the early 1980s, Sheldon Lavin, a banker-turned-burger tycoon, returned from a trip to China with big plans for his food-processing company OSI Group. “I don’t care if we sell the erasers off pencils, we are going to China,” he told his staff, according ... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 3 reports

Leaked: Secret text exposes food safety dangers in U.S.-Europe trade deal

Posted Jul. 24, 2014 / Posted by: Kate ColwellWASHINGTON, D.C. – Secret text of provisions of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership -- that would lower food safety protections in the U.S. and Europe -- was leaked to the press and ... [Published Friends of the Earth - Jul 25 2014]

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...to be concerned," said Adrian Bebb, food, agriculture and biodiversity campaigner for Friends of the Earth Europe, in a statement issued Thursday. "Behind closed doors, negotiators appear to be dismantling Europe's food safetysafety net in order to allow big business to make more profits."
A Department of Health spokesperson said: "We have no intention of allowing the TTIP to dictate the opening up of NHS services to further competition; and it will not do so. The NHS will always be free at the point of use for everyone who needs it."
"EU standards on animal welfare are at a high risk of being significantly lowered with TTIP, and the chance of enacting more standards greatly reduced"  they add

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The high cost of cheap meat [Published Jordan Times - 7 hours ago]
Back on track: Why BCAP is worth... [Published Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy - 10 hours ago]
EU-US Trade Deal Lets Corporate Interests Steam... [Published Common Dreams - Aug 29 2014]
TTIP: UK Government Not Trusted to Protect NHS ... [Published International Business Times UK - Aug 29 2014]
TTIP will sacrifice food safety for faster trad... [Published EurActiv.com - Aug 28 2014]
Robotics Alley Highlights How Robotics Is Trans... [Published Crawford Financial Planning - Aug 26 2014]
America’s deadliest export [Published New Internationalist - Aug 25 2014]
Study links autism with industrial... [Published Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy - Aug 22 2014]
Misinformation Is Poisoning the Environment for... [Published Advanced Biofuels and Climate Change Informatio ... - Aug 14 2014]
Misinformation Is Poisoning the Environment for... [Published I Am Biotech - Aug 14 2014]
Making Public Agricultural Research... [Published Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy - Aug 13 2014]
Environmentalists: Keystone XL will accelerate ... [Published ISHN - Aug 12 2014]
Kerry Urged to Evaluate Cumulative Climate Impa... [Published Noodls - Aug 12 2014]
Leaked document of secret trade globalization m... [Published Natural News - Aug 10 2014]
TTIP: Oligarchy In The EU [Published Politics.ie - Aug 07 2014]
China’s food safety problems could be good for ... [Published Quartz - Aug 05 2014]
With no sign of increased demand, farmers battl... [Published Omaha World-Herald - Aug 03 2014]
Commodity Market Deregulation and... [Published Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy - Aug 02 2014]
Organics, Mad Cow & Bee Killers - 08/01/14 news... [Published Food Consumer - Aug 01 2014]
EU-US trade talks 'not open enough' [Published BBC - Aug 01 2014]
New Farm to Childcare Curriculum Connects Young... [Published USAgNet - Jul 30 2014]
With China’s meat scandal, U.S. burger tycoon f... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Jul 29 2014]
Empowered Africa: Agribusiness and Land Grabbing [Published Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy - Jul 29 2014]
Chinese Meat Scandal TestsTycoon’s Ties With Mc... [Published Bloomberg - Jul 29 2014]
​With TTIP consumer protection will be a privil... [Published Russia Today - Jul 28 2014]
Food. It's on the table. [Published Friends of the Earth UK - Jul 25 2014]
Leaked: Secret text exposes food safety dangers... [Published Friends of the Earth - Jul 25 2014]
Leaked Trade Deal Chapter Reveals Corporate-Fri... [Published Common Dreams - Jul 24 2014]
We’re at TTIPing point [Published Resilience - Jul 24 2014]
Leaked document reveals US-EU trade agreement t... [Published Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy - Jul 24 2014]
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Misinformation Is Poisoning the Environment for... [Published Advanced Biofuels and Climate Change Informatio ... - Aug 14 2014]
Friends of the Earth, Center for Food Safety and the ETC Group (or Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration) have launched a campaign to frighten consumers and consumer product companies about synthetic biology. The groups are following ...
Misinformation Is Poisoning the Environment for... [Published I Am Biotech - Aug 14 2014]
Friends of the Earth, Center for Food Safety and the ETC Group (or Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration) have launched a campaign to frighten consumers and consumer product companies about synthetic biology. The groups are following ...
With China’s meat scandal, U.S. burger tycoon f... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Jul 29 2014]
In the early 1980s, Sheldon Lavin, a banker-turned-burger tycoon, returned from a trip to China with big plans for his food-processing company OSI Group. “I don’t care if we sell the erasers off pencils, we are going to China,” he told his staff, according ...
KKR Moves from Milk to Meat in China [Published WSJ.com: Private Equity Beat - Jun 09 2014]
Private equity giant KKR & Co. is winding its way through China’s supermarket aisles. After a successful investment in dairy, it’s moving on to meat. The U.S. firm is leading a consortium to invest roughly $270 million in the meat unit of Chinese ...
World: Understanding water management for food ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 01 2014]
Source: Institute of Development StudiesCountry: World Water for all provided in an equitable and sustainable way is central to global justice for poor women and men. It has a particularly important role in food security through its multiple impacts on ...
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