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March 24, 2017 Saudi Arabia halts Brazilian beef and poultry imports over food safety fears

Source: Reuters

Saudi Arabia has stopped beef and poultry imports from four Brazilian companies over concerns about food safety after accusations that individuals had been bribed to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats.

March 23, 2017 The Cheerios bee rescue: Can corporations help save pollinators?

Source: CS Monitor

All over the world, bees are vanishing, but not just from the wild. The Cheerios cereal mascot, a cartoon honeybee named Buzz, has also disappeared from his usual position on cereal boxes around the United States.

March 22, 2017 Nestle, Mars vow to clean up pet food supply chains

Source: Reuters

Swiss food giant Nestlé SA and U.S. candy and pet food company Mars pledged on Thursday to take steps to ensure their pet food supply chains are free from human rights abuses and illegally caught seafood – in a move welcomed by...

March 20, 2017 Brazil president meets ministers, ambassadors over rotten meat

Source: Yahoo News

President Michel Temer was to hold crisis talks Sunday with his cabinet and foreign ambassadors over allegations that corrupt Brazilian producers have been selling rotten meat around the world for years.

March 15, 2017 Senators Want Food Safety Review When U.S. Firms Sold Overseas

Source: US News

Two U.S. senators from Midwestern states will introduce a bill on Tuesday that would require foreign companies buying U.S. food and agriculture firms to undergo a review aimed at ensuring the deal would not hurt U.S. food...

March 7, 2017 Famine warning signs were clear – so why are 20 million lives now at risk

Source: The Guardian

South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen are on the brink of catastrophe, thanks to conflict, drought, and a shocking failure in our international response

March 7, 2017 UN experts denounce 'myth' pesticides are necessary to feed the world

Source: The Guardian

Report warns of catastrophic consequences and blames manufacturers for ‘systematic denial of harms’ and ‘unethical marketing tactics’

March 7, 2017 Bird Flu Prompts Quick Quarantines as Chicken Farmers Fight Back

Source: Bloomberg

The merest mention of bird flu is enough to send shivers down the spine of a chicken farmer. But as the U.S. deals with its first case of highly pathogenic avian influenza on a farm in a year, the poultry industry hasn’t started...

March 6, 2017 Bird flu found in Tennessee chicken flock on Tyson-contracted farm

Source: Reuters

A strain of bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to U.S. food giant Tyson Foods Inc, and the 73,500 birds will be culled to stop the virus from entering the food system, government...

March 3, 2017 Subway: Our Chicken Is Real Chicken

Source: Fortune

Subway has fired back at news company Canadian Broadcasting Corp for publishing a DNA analysis that claims that Subway's chicken meat is only about half chicken.

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