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China’s COFCO makes painful cuts in drive to lead global food trade

China’s COFCO makes painful cuts in drive to lead global food trade

Published 12/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: The company logo of China Oil and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO) is seen at its headquarters in Beijing, China, November 3, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File [more…]

Three years too short to replace glyphosate, French farmers say

Three years too short to replace glyphosate, French farmers say

Published 01/12/2017

French farmer Marc Leprince pulls up a dead weed in an alfalfa field non-treated with weedkillers during an interview with Reuters in Greneville-en-Beauce, France, November [more…]

India gives ‘king of sweets’ a geographical tag to end bitter rivalry

India gives ‘king of sweets’ a geographical tag to end bitter rivalry

Published 14/11/2017

India has awarded a "geographical indications" tag to rosogolla, the king of Indian sweets, after a years-long battle between two neighboring states over the ownership rights. [more…]

Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

Published 06/11/2017

The death toll from the typhoon that struck Vietnam at the weekend has risen to at least 49, the government said on Monday. [more…]

Americans want required food labels even if they don`t read them

Americans want required food labels even if they don`t read them

Published 02/10/2017

A majority of Americans want the U.S. government to require nutrition labels on food packaging, including people who do not read them, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released as the Trump administration delays tougher new requirements. [more…]

Amazon Prime customers get access to Brown Sugar movie service

Amazon Prime customers get access to Brown Sugar movie service

Published 06/09/2017

Amazon.com Inc's Prime customers will get access to the African-American movie-focused Brown Sugar service on Amazon Channels. [more…]

Dutch students grow their own biodegradable car

Dutch students grow their own biodegradable car

Published 11/08/2017

What's made of sugar, can carry four people and travel at 50 miles (80 km) per hour? A biodegradable car, whose inventors say could be the next step in environmentally friendly motoring. [more…]

China, France eye Gambian port upgrade to rival Dakar

China, France eye Gambian port upgrade to rival Dakar

Published 07/07/2017

Port workers are seen in front of a shipping vessel unloading its cargo in the port of Banjul, Gambia June 29, 2017. Picture taken June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Emma Farge

Chinese and French companies are bidding to help Gambia build up its Atlantic port Banjul to be what industry sources say could be a rival to neighboring Senegal's Dakar.

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Too much rain: China`s floods roil hydropower, corn supplies

Too much rain: China`s floods roil hydropower, corn supplies

Published 05/07/2017

A man sits in the attic of his flooded house after a flood in Zhaoqing, Guangdong province, China July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

Severe flooding across southern China has forced the world's largest power plant to slash capacity on Tuesday, delayed grain on barges and damaged farms along the Yangtze River, as the death toll rose to 56 and economic costs hit almost $4 billion.

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Illinois judge halts sugary drink tax hours before implementation

Illinois judge halts sugary drink tax hours before implementation

Published 30/06/2017

An Illinois judge on Friday halted implementation of a measure that would have made Chicago the latest U.S. city to tax sweetened drinks, saying a lawsuit filed by retailers to block it must run its course.

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