Food and Agriculture Issues
Everything You Need to Know About the Wuhan Coronavirus   
January 24, 2020
Source: Popular Mechanics - "In animals, it was associated with severe and often deadly enteric disease ... CoV’s are zoonotic viruses, meaning that they can be transmitted between animals and humans. In fact, MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV both reached humans...
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Former top US diplomats take aim at Donald Trump over ‘dangerous’ China policy   
January 24, 2020
Source: South China Morning Post on MSN.com - US President Donald Trump's lack of understanding about China is to blame for Washington's deteriorating relationship with Beijing, two former senior US diplomats said. "There (used to be) presidential guidance in terms of how to...
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Major Chinese city in lockdown as novel coronavirus spreads internationally   
January 24, 2020
Source: World Socialist Web Site - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing health officials around the world with situational updates and guidance on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which was first identified in the Chinese city of...
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The Housing Scene: CFA says disclosure laws fall short   
January 24, 2020
Source: Hartford Courant - The nonprofit Consumer Federation of America has once again come down hard on real estate disclosure laws. This time, the group is calling on states to rewrite disclosure laws so they are more understandable, and to give them to...
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EU, China and others agree appeals system to settle WTO disputes   
January 24, 2020
Source: Reuters - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Seventeen World Trade Organization members including the European Union and China agreed on Friday to create a temporary mechanism to settle trade disputes after the United States paralyzed the WTO’s...
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The Consumer Brands Association launches CBD advisory board   
January 24, 2020
Source: Food - The Consumer Brands Association (formerly known as the Grocery Manufacturers Association) has launched an advisory board to provide “thought leadership and strategic oversight for the industry as it moves forward in seeking...
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The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and Battelle Launch Tool to Fight Food Fraud   
January 24, 2020
Source: PR Newswire - About the Grocery Manufacturers Association The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is the trade organization representing the world's leading food, beverage and consumer products companies ...
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The Coronavirus Should Be a Wake-up Call for Congress   
January 24, 2020
Source: New York Magazine - Last month, a new strain of coronavirus emerged at a seafood and wildlife market in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The infectious agent spread from livestock to humans — and then, more alarmingly, from those humans to other...
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China launches national service system to support novel coronavirus research   
January 24, 2020
Source: N.C.N. Limited on MSN.com - Electron microscopic images of the first strain of the novel coronavirus released by the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention on Jan. 24, 2020 (Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention/Xinhua) The...
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Global Health Expert Interviewed by World Press on Outbreak of Coronavirus   
January 24, 2020
Source: Blogs By The TLTC - The world's press have reached out to Professor Yanzhong Huang, Director of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations' Center for Global Health Studies, and a Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign...
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