Grain

Lebanon is expected to run out of bread in 2½ weeks. Pics: GettyImages/alefbet/Mo Semsem

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Humanitarian aid scrambles to circumvent Lebanon’s bread crisis

By Gill Hyslop

The head of the United Nations’ food agency said the beleaguered country – which is battling economic and political woes, the COVID-19 pandemic and a major blast that tore through its capital city – could run out of bread in about 2½ weeks.

Fair Rail Act: Wheat growers reaction

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...

When will FDA finalize guidance on whole grain labeling statements?

What should the criteria be for whole grain labeling statements?

By Elaine WATSON

In 2006, the FDA issued draft guidance  designed to ensure food manufacturers were all singing from the same hymn sheet when making whole grain labeling statements. Seven years later, we are still waiting for the finalized guidance, and comments to the...