Milling & Grains

FSANZ toughens stance on cyanide harm from apricot kernels

FSANZ toughens stance on cyanide harm from apricot kernels

By RJ Whitehead

Food Standards Australia New Zealand, the industry regulator in the Antipodes, has strengthened its cautionary stance on raw apricot kernels following findings showing that eating the seeds could pose a public health and safety risk to consumers. 

FAO survey: 38 countries believe different policies on GM has contributed to the risk of contamination

FAO calls for tighter GM controls

FAO: Global co-operation needed to curb GM contamination

By Nicola Cottam

Global contamination of non-genetically modified (GM) food and feed by GMOs will only increase without clearer policies and a tightening of the regulatory framework, says the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).

Rutter:

M&G Exclusive Interview: Blair Rutter, executive director of Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association

Wheat growers want a more ‘pro-competition’ Fair Rail Act

By Maggie Hennessy

Late last month, Canada’s Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Transport Minister Lisa Raitt introduced the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act (click here for full text of the bill), in attempt to move the nation’s record grain crop faster and more efficiently...

Scientists on track to eradicate Australia’s biggest crop pest

Scientists on track to eradicate Australia’s biggest crop pest

By RJ Whitehead

Australian researchers have been combining micro-sensing, sterile insect technology with new insect trapping systems to protect the country’s farms from the Queensland fruit fly, one of Australia's most economically damaging pest.

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