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2020.08.17
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The mysterious seed packs from China that hundreds of Americans received in the mail have been identified, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Federal officials warned those who received the seeds not to plant them over fears that some may be invasive species and could destroy native...
2020.08.17
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Korean industrial and chemicals group Noroo Holdings is set to make Singapore its global agriculture solutions hub. Parked under its Noroo Singapore arm, the hub will drive innovation in the food sector through food-solutions and agritech offerings, the company announced on August 4. Noroo...
2020.07.24
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The Vietnam News Agency reports that Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has recently signed off on the Organic Agriculture Development Project for 2020-2030 in hopes of seizing the leading edge in organic agriculture production. As part of this push to convert land to organic production, the...
2020.07.24
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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen reiterated the country’s commitment to the world food security during a recent visit to the Freshwater Aquaculture Research and Development Centre in Prey Veng province. He stressed that Cambodia will continue shipping rice to international markets, Vietnam News...
2020.07.24
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The Philippine has dropped a plan to import up to 300,000 tonnes of rice from governments. The decision comes after Vietnam, the main rice supplier of the Philippine, has resumed selling grains. As reported in the Reuters, the Philippines had planned to import under a government-to-government...
2020.07.24
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The traditional bamboo-based cultivation system in Damyang, a county in Jeollanam-do in South Korea, has been recognized as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS), a designation managed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It is the fifth site in South...
2020.07.24
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There is growing interest in “ethical consumption” — consumer awareness of the importance of environmental, ethical and animal welfare rights — and more and more South Koreans are searching for so called “animal-welfare’ foods in recent days, according to an analysis of sales trends at the nation’s...
2020.07.10
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The Philippines Department of Agriculture (DA) has approved the establishment of a food processing facility which will convert excess fruits and vegetables into high-value products and reduce food waste in the country. The facility, valued at some PHP20m (US$399,433), will be built in the La...

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