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Lonely furrow: Pay dirt eludes organic farms in Japan

INZAI, CHIBA PREF. – Yuya Shibakai sometimes feels he is plowing a lonely furrow. The Japanese farmer produces organic lettuce, tomatoes, carrots and other vegetables for a market that has tasted nothing like the success of the sector in other advanced economies. On his farm outside Tokyo, the 32-year-old doggedly trudges along a line of lettuce heads, pulling up weeds ...

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Victims of Cyclone Sagar receive food aid from Qatar Charity

Victims of Cyclone Sagar receive food aid from Qatar Charity  07 Jun 2018 – 8:17 The affected people along with the food baskets in Somalia. DOHA: Qatar Charity (QC) distributed food baskets to 500 families affected by the Cyclone Sagar, which hit the coasts of northern Somalia. The food aid was provided immediately after the… Food Industry News

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Salad days are over … now Heinz labels it Sandwich Cream

The maker claims that as only 14 per cent of buyers used the yellow sauce on salads, the old name no longer reflects its modern purpose. But the news has caused consternation among some traditionalists, including those who rallied to save the brand a few years ago. Comedian Jim Davidson, 64, described the move as diabolical. He said: “That’s it, ...

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Food giants’ claims palm oil does not damage rainforests 'problematic'

Food firms cannot claim the palm oil in their products does not destroy rainforests because supply chains are so complex, scientists say. “No-deforestation” promises printed on packaging could be failing despite the good intentions of manufacturers, according to a report by researchers at Imperial College London. Palm oil plantations in eastern Asia are blamed for pushing orangutans, Borneo elephants and Sumatran… ...

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