US pledges $5 million for drought-hit Somalis

Addis Ababa (AFP) July 11, 2011 The United States on Monday pledged $5 million (3.5 million euros) to assist thousands of Somalis affected by a harsh drought that has hit the Horn of Africa region. “We are working in a robust fashion … to provide assistance once people become refugees and also studying very carefully […]

Top Economic Stories of 2010/Agricultural Inflation

1. European Union (EU) Debt Crisis The bailout of Greece and Portugal in 2001 put strains on the whole Euro system. A single currency with competing national capitals and a diverse range of economies is unsustainable. Portugal is unlikely to survive beyond the first half of 2010 without a bailout. Spain is the big one […]

Unravelling the secrets of strawberry

Auckland, New Zealand. 27 December 2010…Scientists have unravelled the genetic secret of a Christmas favourite – the strawberry. Scientists from 38 organisations in ten countries, including scientists at Plant & Food Research, have collaborated to publish the complete DNA sequence of woodland strawberry. This genome sequence will be utilised by scientists in identifying genes and […]

Research and Markets: Global Food Safety Testing Market Analysis

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Food Safety Testing Market Analysis” report to their offering. Food safety testing refers to examination of food products for disease causing organisms, chemical residues, and other hazardous material. Food safety testing market holds a huge potential for further advancements. Food processing companies are increasingly […]