Food and Agriculture Issues
India: Challenges faced in the protection and enforcement of patent rights   
(Saturday - September 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: Managingip.com - India, as a member of the World Trade Organization and signatory to the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) is obliged to align its intellectual property rights laws with the TRIPS...
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Ghana Poultry Project supports women-led poultry production activities   
(Saturday - September 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Source: News Ghana - According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), domestically produced broiler meat fell from nearly 60 per cent of all poultry consumed in Ghana in 2000 to 20 per cent in 2011. At the same time,...
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Trump may get much of the world’s manufacturing out of China, but it won’t be coming back to the US   
(Saturday - September 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: Salon - “Chimerica” is a term originally coined by the historian Niall Ferguson and economist Moritz Schularick to describe the growing economic relationship between the U.S. and China since the latter’s entry into the...
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The USDA Changed Pork Inspection Rules—Why Consumer Groups Are Concerned   
(Saturday - September 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Consumer Federation of America
Source: YAHOO! - "There's no doubt about it: faster line speeds + less inspection = more food contamination." The nonprofit Consumer Federation of America is equally troubled by the new rule. "This final rule puts industry profits ahead of public...
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The weekend read: The specter of PV protectionism   
(Saturday - September 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: pv magazine International - In fact, the embodiment of free trade and globalization, the World Trade Organization (WTO), has been lambasted by Trump, who is blocking appointments to the WTO’s Appellate Body, saying its judges have overstepped their...
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Could financial firms do more in response to data breaches'   
(Saturday - September 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Consumer Federation of America
Source: American Banker - the spokesperson said. But consumer advocates haven't been impressed. Susan Grant, director of consumer protection and privacy at the Consumer Federation of America, said Capital One should at least have a “dedicated...
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Labor pick will seek ethics advice on brokers conflict rule   
(Saturday - September 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Consumer Federation of America
Source: Greenwich Time - "We just need to look at the arguments he's made in court and what he's advocated for," said Micah Hauptman, financial services counsel at the Consumer Federation of America. "That counts more than what he said in a job...
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USDA denies petition for euthanasia of downer pigs   
(Saturday - September 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : U.S. Department of Agriculture – Food Safety and Inspection Service
Source: The Pig Site - The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that it will not be changing it's policy on dealing with NAD pigs after it denied a petition asking for "downer" pigs to be immediately condemned and "promptly...
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WTO Deputy Director-General Optimistic On Future Of World Trade   
(Saturday - September 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: Benzinga.com - Wrong. "We are headed to a better place. But we are going through a rough patch,"Alan Wolff, the deputy director general of the World Trade Organization, said while giving an address to the Lowy Institute on the topic of risks...
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Independent Task Force Program   
(Saturday - September 21, 2019) Associated Profiles : Council on Foreign Relations
Source: Cfr.org - The Council on Foreign Relations launched the Independent Task Force Program in 1995 with a Task Force on nuclear nonproliferation, chaired by Stephen J. Hadley, who most recently served as the national security adviser in the...
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