Food and Agriculture Issues
Western Growers offers list of ag tech startups   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Western Growers Association
Source: thebusinessjournal.com - Back in 2014, a small business was started to develop systems of ground sensors to monitor moisture in farm soil. But plans for the fledgling company, WaterBit, soon changed, as the founders realized the tiny, solar-powered...
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ITC urges Kenya to empower women to achieve goals   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: News Ghana - The International Trade Center (ITC), a development agency under the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, on Wednesday urged Kenya to empower women in order to accelerate the achievement of Sustainable Development...
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WTO report: World trade growth likely to remain weak   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: BEEF Magazine - The World Trade Organization’s latest World Trade Outlook Indicator projects world trade growth is likely to remain weak into the second quarter of 2019. The new WTOI reading, out May 20, is 96.3, exactly as it was in the...
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Why China sucks as a tech trading partner   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: movietvtechgeeks.com - They say Beijing’s tactics violate its market-opening commitments under the World Trade Organization. American prosecutors go further. They say the Communist Party is the ringleader of a global ...
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Trump's Bid to Help Farmers in Trade War May End Up Hurting Them   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Trade Organization
Source: Bloomberg L.P. - When the president first tweeted about a plan to buy American crops and ship it to poor countries, he was met with skepticism about its viability given rules set out by the World Trade Organization. An upcoming proposal is said...
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The Wow of Cacao: Guilt-Free Black Bean Brownies   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Michael Pollan
Source: Jewish Journal - In his book “In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto,” New York Times best-selling author Michael Pollan writes, “We showed the words ‘chocolate cake’ to a group of Americans and ...
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Your seasonal allergies are getting worse because of high levels of carbon dioxide — here's why   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Union of Concerned Scientists
Source: Business Insider on MSN.com - RELATED: Stuffy nose' Watery eyes' See pollen levels near you with the MSN pollen map According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, carbon dioxide (one of the greenhouse gases human activity emits that traps heat on the planet)...
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Food safety tips to keep your Memorial Day picnic fresh   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : U.S. Department of Agriculture – Food Safety and Inspection Service
Source: WFMJ - With Memorial Day Weekend just around the corner, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) branch of the USDA is reminding people how to keep their food safe. The FSIS said hot and humid weather provides the perfect...
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Credit Unions, CU* Answers Reveal Employee Advancements   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Western Growers Association
Source: Credit Union Times - In his most recent role, Zilker spent three years as the head of marketing for Western Growers, a trade association representing fresh fruit, vegetable and nut farmers. Derrick Borgmann Derrick Borgmann was hired as vice...
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Unilever and Tyson Foods Latest Companies to Depart the Grocery Manufacturers Association   
(Thursday - May 23, 2019) Associated Profiles : Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)
Source: Essential Oils - Unilever and Tyson Foods have announced that they will not be renewing their Grocery Manufacturers Association memberships in 2018. These two major food companies follow Campbell Soup, Nestlé, and Dean Foods in announcing...
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