Cofco Corp., China’s largest food company, agreed to buy 51 percent of Dutch grain trader Nidera BV to expand food supplies to the world’s most populous nation.
Climate change will play havoc with farming, and policy makers and researchers aren’t fully aware of the significance on food supply, according to the World Bank.
Germany found a case of mad cow disease in a slaughtered bovine, the country’s first case since 2009, according to an alert to the World Organisation for Animal Health, or OIE.
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Undercover video of inhumane handling at Central Valley Meat Co., a California slaughterhouse that supplies beef to the nation’s school lunch program, doesn’t show injured “downer” cattle entering the food supply, U.S. regulators said.
Nigeria, Africa’s top oil producer, plans to double agriculture’s share of banks’ credit to 10 percent in two years as it seeks to cut food imports, Agriculture Minister Akinwunmi Adesina said.
Afghanistan has the world’s least- secure food supplies because poverty and conflict hamper distribution in the Asian nation, the U.K. risk assessment company Maplecroft said today.
Cooley LLP hired Jeremy Naylor as a tax partner in the New York office.
Hong Kong’s government said it will ensure residents have access to alternative food supply as Japan may limit exports because of the earthquake and nuclear crisis.
Instability in the Middle East is the biggest threat to food security in the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, because most of their imports must pass through maritime choke points, Chatham House said.