Dec 11, 2015

Bird flu spreads to fourth region in southwest France

France has discovered two new outbreaks of highly pathogenic bird flu, including one in the Gers region in southwest France, the agriculture ministry said on Thursday, bringing to four the number of regions hit by the virus in the country. The ministry said the ...

Dec 8, 2015

Farm exports projected to hit record high in 2015

Japanese exports of agricultural, forestry and fishery products as well as other foods are expected to hit a record high in 2015, agriculture minister Hiroshi Moriyama said. Exports of such products from January to October reached ¥602.9 billion, jumping 23.2 percent from the year ...

Seaweed is Maine's hot new product

Dec 3, 2015

Seaweed is Maine's hot new product

Seaweed isn’t quite rivaling Maine’s famous lobsters yet, but the state is already America’s top producer of the up-and-coming health food. The state now supports more than 20 companies that grow or collect seaweed, about double from 10 years ago. Maine harvesters collected 17.7 ...

Nov 30, 2015

TPP mitigation must be effective

The Abe administration's plan for easing the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership includes lots of promises, but how well they will work remains a major concern.