UN chief calls for change towards sustainable food systems

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday, on the occasion of World Food Day, called for a change in action towards sustainable food systems. In a video message, A. Guterres said that World Food Day was not only a reminder of the importance of food for every person on the planet, but also a call to action to ensure food security in the world. Today almost 40 per cent of humanity, or 3...

Germany calls for reform of the global food system

Germany has a key role to play in the process of adapting to the new consumption system, said the head of the charity Welthungerhilfe. The German charity Welthungerhilfe (Help for the Hungry in the World) considers it necessary to reform the global food system. The head of Welthungerhilfe, Marlehn Thieme, announced this on Wednesday, June 30 in Berlin. "We need conditions that will allow ten...

Russia blamed for hacking attack on US meatpackers

Brazil's JBS, the world's largest producer of meat products, reported a cyber attack on its US and Australian subsidiaries originating from Russia. The cyber attack was accompanied by a ransom demand for the safety of company data. According to Reuters, JBS suspended operations at its plants in Australia on Monday and in the US on Tuesday, where the company accounts for 20% of its beef and pork...

Blueberries and cranberries move to vertical farms

The American company AeroFarms has announced a partnership with the Chilean producer and distributor of Hortifrut berries. As part of a multi-year partnership, the companies will research and develop the production of blueberries and other berries under controlled agriculture (CEA) conditions, including vertical farms, The Spoon writes. Until now, AeroFarms has been primarily known for growing...

Argentina decides not to increase grain export taxes

The Argentine government on Feb. 10 agreed not to impose a tax increase on agricultural exports or implement a grain export quota to try to curb rising food prices, Reuters reported.  Jorge Chemes, president of Confederaciones Rurales Argentina (CRA), met with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez prior to the announcement. “Today it is important to convey to our producers that...

ILLEGAL FISHING IS EMPTYING THE OCEANS, ALSO NOT CONTRIBUTING TO FISHERY RESOURCES

"Our oceans, which cover 72% of the planet's surface, are seriously threatened by human activities. Overfishing, pollution and climate change are one of the greatest threats to life at sea and throughout the planet, "explained Milko Schvartzman, Coordinator of Oceanosanos. Read Also: High Quality John Deere parts Oceanosanos is a project based in Uruguay, financed by the organization...

FOLU CALLS ON WORLD LEADERS TO PREVENT FOOD SECURITY CRISES

The Coalition for Food and Land Use (Folu, for its acronym in English), made up of members of multinational companies, producer groups, industry, non-governmental organizations and academia, pointed out that the crisis unleashed by Covid-19 raises, among others, unprecedented challenges for the world's food systems, as the food supply could be massively interrupted by the measures implemented to...

THE ECOSYSTEM OF THE TATACOA DESERT COULD BE AS GREEN AS THAT OF THE AMAZON

According to an investigation by Catalina Suárez, a geologist at the National University of Colombia and a doctor in Paleontology at the University of La Plata (Argentina), the Tatacoa desert, in the departments of Tolima and Huila, could once have been a forest rich in biodiversity. According to the characterization made by the researcher in the area, disseminated by the National University,...

JUAN GONZALO BOTERO ASSUMED AS NEW VICE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS

Juan Gonzalo Botero assumed as the new Vice Minister of Agricultural Affairs in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, a position from which he must seek to increase the competitiveness of the agricultural sector through programs such as Contract Agriculture, El Campo Emprende, El Campo a Clic and Productive Alliances. During his tenure, the minister of the portfolio, Rodolfo Zea,...

A COUNTRY IN THE REGION HAD TO CANCEL LEMON EXPORTS DUE TO A NEW OUTBREAK

The Argentine government decided to preventively suspend the shipment of fresh lemons to the European Union (EU), after the European bloc detected a shipment with "black spot", a disease that affects the external quality of that fruit. The measure, agreed with the citrus chain, comes at a time when the citrus chain celebrated the historic opening of the Chinese market to local lemons, whose...