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BUSINESS OF AGRICULTURE IS ALSO BUSINESS (Philippines)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 18, 2009

04:30:00 01/16/2009

by Ernesto Ordoñez
PUBLISHED BY ‘THE PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER’ (Philippines)

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Posted in AGRICULTURE, BANKING SYSTEMS, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, FOOD INDUSTRIES, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL WORK FORCES, PHILIPPINES, RECESSION, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, THE WORK MARKET | Leave a Comment »

CHILE DEVE VOLTAR A COMPRAR CARNE SUÍNA DE SC – EXPORTAÇÕES PARA O PAÍS SUL-AMERICANOS ESTAVAM SUSPENSAS DESDE 2005 (Brazil/Chile)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 14, 2009

14/01/2009 – 01h30min

DIÁRIO CATARINENSE

PUBLISHED BY ‘A NOTÍCIA’ (Brazil)

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Posted in A INDÚSTRIA DE ALIMENTOS, AGRONEGÓCIOS, BRASIL, CHILE, COMÉRCIO - BRASIL, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, EXPANSÃO AGRÍCOLA, EXPANSÃO ECONÔMICA, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FLUXO DE CAPITAIS, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, POLÍTICA EXTERNA - BRASIL, PORK, RECESSION, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, RELAÇÕES DIPLOMÁTICAS - BRASIL, RELAÇÕES INTERNACIONAIS - BRASIL, RESTRUCTURING OF PRIVATE COMPANIES, SETOR EXPORTADOR, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

CLIMATE WARMING MEANS FOOD SHORTAGES, STUDY WARNS

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 10, 2009

January 8, 2009

by Maggie Fox – Health and Science Editor

PUBLISHED BY ‘SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN’

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Posted in AGRICULTURE, ANIMAL FOOD, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), FOREIGN POLICIES, GLOBAL WARMING, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, JUDICIARY SYSTEMS, MACROECONOMY, RECESSION, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, RESTRUCTURING OF PRIVATE COMPANIES, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

POTATO EXPORT TO PAKISTAN SEES A SUDDEN JUMP (India)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 9, 2009

9 Jan 2009, 02:52 hrs IST

PTI

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE ECONOMIC TIMES’ (India)

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Posted in AGRICULTURE, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FRUITS AND FRESH VEGETABLES, INDIA, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, PAKISTAN, RECESSION, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

TECK COMINCO CUTS 1,400 JOBS, 13 PER CENT OF WORKFORCE, TO DEAL WITH FALLING PRICES

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 9, 2009

1/8/2009 10:33:00

The Canadian Press

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GILANI ORDERS IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF AGRICULTURE FUNDS (Pakistan)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 8, 2009

Wednesday, 07 Jan, 2009 – 02:54 AM PST

by Iftikhar A. Khan

PUBLISHED BY ‘DAWN’ (Pakistan)

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Posted in AGRICULTURE, BANKING SYSTEMS, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, FARMING SUBSIDIES, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, PAKISTAN, PUBLIC SECTOR AND STATE OWNED ENTERPRISES, RECESSION, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

AGRICULTURE FUTURES RISE ON CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 7, 2009

January 6, 2009

Associated Press

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DEADLY SALMON INFECTION DETECTED – AN OUTBREAK OF ISA IN 1998 SEVERELY DAMAGED THE SCOTTISH SALMON INDUSTRY – AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE WHICH CAN DEVASTATE FARMED ATLANTIC SALMON STOCKS HAS BEEN DETECTED ON SHETLAND, THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT HAS CONFIRMED

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 5, 2009

15:15 GMT, Sunday, 4 January 2009

BBC News

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Posted in COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FISHERIES, FOOD INDUSTRIES, HEALTH SAFETY, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, MEAT, POLLUTION, RECESSION, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, SCOTLAND, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, UNITED KINGDOM | Leave a Comment »

GLOBAL TRENDS DRIVE ‘LAND GRAB’ – ACTIVISTS

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 5, 2009

Monday, January 05, 2009

Agence France-Presse

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE MANILA TIMES’ (Philippines)

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Posted in AGRICULTURE, CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOREIGN POLICIES, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, MACROECONOMY, MALAYSIA, PHILIPPINES, RECESSION, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, SOUTH KOREA, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, THE UNITED NATIONS, VIETNAM | Leave a Comment »

D.A. TO STRENGTHEN NATIONAL VEGETABLE PROGRAM (Philippines)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 3, 2009

January 03, 2009 06:04 PM Saturday

by Cory Martinez

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE JOURNAL ONLINE’ (Philippines)

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Posted in AGRICULTURE, BANKING SYSTEMS, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, FARMING SUBSIDIES, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), FRUITS AND FRESH VEGETABLES, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, MACROECONOMY, PHILIPPINES, PUBLIC SECTOR AND STATE OWNED ENTERPRISES, RECESSION, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

CLASSIC CAFÉS

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 3, 2009

Saturday January 3, 2009

Story and photos by Graham Simmons

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE STAR’ (Malaysia)

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PUBLISHED BY ‘THE STAR’ (Malaysia)

Posted in AGRICULTURE, COFFEE, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, MALAYSIA, RECESSION | Leave a Comment »

CALIFORNIA ALMOND SUPPLIES UP, PRICES DOWN IN 2008 (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 2, 2009

Dec 31, 2008 5:10 PM

Associated Press

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Posted in AGRICULTURE, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ECONOMY - USA, FINANCIAL CRISIS - USA - 2008/2009, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION - USA, INDUSTRIES - USA, NUTS, RECESSION, THE LAST DAYS OF GEORGE WALKER BUSH - 2008/Jan. 2009, USA | Leave a Comment »

ASSENTADO PARAIBANO VENDEU 75 TONELADAS DE POLPAS DE FRUTAS EM 2008 (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on January 1, 2009

Quarta, 31 de Dezembro de 2008 – 14h29

Correio da Paraíba

PUBLISHED BY ‘CORREIO DA PARAÍBA – PORTAL CORREIO’ (Brazil)

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Posted in A INDÚSTRIA DE ALIMENTOS, A QUESTÃO AGRÁRIA, AGRICULTURA, AGRICULTURE, AGRONEGÓCIOS, BRASIL, CIDADANIA, CIDADES, COMÉRCIO - BRASIL, COMBATE À DESIGUALDADE E À EXCLUSÃO - BRASIL, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, DESENVOLVIMENTO SUSTENTÁVEL, ECONOMIA - BRASIL, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, EXPANSÃO AGRÍCOLA, EXPANSÃO ECONÔMICA, EXPANSÃO INDUSTRIAL, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FLUXO DE CAPITAIS, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), FRUITS AND FRESH VEGETABLES, INDÚSTRIAS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, POLÍTICA EXTERNA - BRASIL, PRODUTO INTERNO BRUTO ESTADUAL, PRODUTO INTERNO BRUTO NACIONAL, RECESSION, RELAÇÕES COMERCIAIS INTERNACIONAIS - BRASIL, RELAÇÕES DIPLOMÁTICAS - BRASIL, RELAÇÕES INTERNACIONAIS - BRASIL, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

FUTURE GROUP SET TO BUY LE MARCHE (India)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 31, 2008

30 Dec 2008, 0503 hrs IST

Kala Vijayraghavan – ET Bureau

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE ECONOMIC TIMES’ (India)

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PUBLISHED BY ‘THE ECONOMIC TIMES’ (India)

Posted in ANIMAL FOOD, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FINANCIAL MARKETS, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), INDIA, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, RECESSION, STOCK MARKETS, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

IMPORTED GOODS TO FACE TOUGHER SCRUTINY (South Korea)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 27, 2008

Dec.26,2008 12:11 KST

Arirang News

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Posted in COMMERCE, COMMERCIAL PROTECTIONISM, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), FOREIGN POLICIES, HEALTH SAFETY, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, RECESSION, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY, SOUTH KOREA | Leave a Comment »

ENOUGH SUPPLY OF RICE FOR NEXT YEAR ASSURED – PRESIDENT GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO ON FRIDAY ASSURED THAT THERE WOULD BE NO RICE SHORTAGE NEXT YEAR (Philippines)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 27, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008 – Manila – Philippines

Associated Press

PUBLISHED BY ‘BUSINESS WORLD’ (Philippines)

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Posted in AGRICULTURE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, PHILIPPINES, RECESSION, RICE, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

COMPANY AT CORE OF CHINA’S MILK SCANDAL IS DECLARED BANKRUPT

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 25, 2008

December 24, 2008

by Edward Wong – The International Herald Tribune

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Posted in CHINA, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, DAIRY PRODUCTS, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), FRAUD, HEALTH SAFETY, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, JUDICIARY SYSTEMS, MILK, POWDERED MILK, RECESSION, REGULATIONS AND BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY | Leave a Comment »

APROVADO ZONEAMENTO AGRÍCOLA PARA CEVADA IRRIGADA E SORGO GRANÍFERO – FATORES CLIMÁTICOS FORAM CONSIDERADOS PARA IDENTIFICAR AS ÁREAS MAIS APTAS PARA CADA CULTURA (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 23, 2008

20/12/2008 – 16h10min

CANAL RURAL – ClicRBS

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Posted in A INDÚSTRIA DE ALIMENTOS, AGRICULTURA, AGRICULTURA FAMILIAR, AGRICULTURA SUSTENTÁVEL, AGRICULTURE, AGRONEGÓCIOS, BRASIL, CIDADES, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIA - BRASIL, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, EXPANSÃO AGRÍCOLA, EXPANSÃO ECONÔMICA, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FLUXO DE CAPITAIS, FOOD INDUSTRIES, GRAINS, INTERNATIONAL, MINISTÉRIO DA AGRICULTURA, PECUÁRIA E ABASTECIMENTO, O PODER EXECUTIVO FEDERAL, RECESSION, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

ARGENTINA ANUNCIA MEDIDA PARA ELEVAR EXPORTAÇÃO DE CARNE EM MEIO À CRISE

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 23, 2008

22/12/2008 17:17

Da France Press

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Posted in ARGENTINA, CATTLE, COMMERCE, COMMERCIAL PROTECTIONISM, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, MEAT, RECESSION, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

PRODUÇÃO DE SOJA E MILHO RENDEU R$ 2,8 BI EM 2007 (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 23, 2008

Quarta-feira, 17 de Dezembro de 2008 – 11:55

por Fernanda Mathias

PUBLISHED BY ‘CAMPO GRANDE NEWS’ (Brazil)

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Posted in AGRICULTURA, AGRICULTURE, AGRONEGÓCIOS, ANIMAL FOOD, CORN, ECONOMIA - BRASIL, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, EXPANSÃO AGRÍCOLA, EXPANSÃO ECONÔMICA, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), INTERNATIONAL, RECESSION | Leave a Comment »

CANA-DE-AÇÚCAR: MINAS GERAIS DEVE SUPERAR PR TAMBÉM NA PRODUÇÃO DE ETANOL (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 21, 2008

19/12/2008 – 19:00

por F.R. – SIAMIG

PUBLISHED BY ‘SAFRAS & MERCADO’ (Brazil)

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Posted in A QUESTÃO ENERGÉTICA, AGRICULTURA, AGRICULTURE, BRASIL, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIA - BRASIL, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ETANOL, ETHANOL, EXPANSÃO AGRÍCOLA, EXPANSÃO ECONÔMICA, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FLUXO DE CAPITAIS, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, MG, POLÍTICA REGIONAL, PR, PRODUTO INTERNO BRUTO ESTADUAL, RECESSION, SUGAR, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | 1 Comment »

NEGOCIAÇÃO DA SAFRA POR CONTRATO DE OPÇÃO CRESCE 238% NO ANO (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 21, 2008

19 de dezembro de 2008 – 14:00h

Assessoria

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Posted in AGRICULTURA, AGRICULTURE, AGRONEGÓCIOS, ANIMAL FOOD, ÍNDICES ECONÔMICOS - BRASIL, BALANÇA COMERCIAL, BRASIL, COMÉRCIO - BRASIL, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIA - BRASIL, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, EXPANSÃO AGRÍCOLA, EXPANSÃO ECONÔMICA, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, PECUÁRIA, PRODUTO INTERNO BRUTO NACIONAL, RECESSION, RELAÇÕES COMERCIAIS INTERNACIONAIS - BRASIL, SETOR EXPORTADOR, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

SORRISO: AGRONEGÓCIO IMPULSIONA EXPORTAÇÕES E VOLUME ULTRAPASSA US$264 MILHÕES (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 21, 2008

19 de dezembro de 2008 – 07:50h

Só Notícias – Leandro J. Nascimento

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Posted in A INDÚSTRIA DE ALIMENTOS, AGRICULTURA, AGRICULTURE, AGRONEGÓCIOS, ALIMENTOS PROCESSADOS, ANIMAL FOOD, ÍNDICES ECONÔMICOS - BRASIL, BALANÇA COMERCIAL, BRASIL, COMÉRCIO - BRASIL, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, ECONOMIA - BRASIL, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, EXPANSÃO AGRÍCOLA, EXPANSÃO ECONÔMICA, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), INDÚSTRIAS, INTERNATIONAL, O PODER EXECUTIVO FEDERAL, PECUÁRIA, PRODUTO INTERNO BRUTO NACIONAL, RECESSION, RELAÇÕES COMERCIAIS INTERNACIONAIS - BRASIL, SETOR EXPORTADOR, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS | Leave a Comment »

PLANTIO DE SOJA CHEGA A 97% DE ÁREA NO PAÍS, APONTA AGRURAL (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 21, 2008

19 de dezembro de 2008 – 17:00h

AgRural

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EXPORTAÇÕES DO AGRONEGÓCIO DEVEM CHEGAR A US$ 73 BI (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 21, 2008

21/12/2008

Tribuna do Norte

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NEGOCIAÇÃO DA SAFRA AGRÍCOLA POR CONTRATO CRESCE 238% (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 21, 2008

21/12/2008

Tribuna do Norte

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GROUPS URGE BPA BAN IN ALL FOOD PACKAGING (Canada)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 17, 2008

December 16, 2008 at 3:49 AM EST

by Marti Mittelstaedt – Globe and Mail

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INNOVATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS (South Africa)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 13, 2008

11 Dec 2008

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE BUSINESS NEWS’ (South Africa)

THIS year has been exceptional in that the export markets started on an unbelievably high level and thanks to a combination of factors, Capespan realised on average 43% higher payments to growers of deciduous fruit in the first couple of months this year, compared to the same period last year, while citrus was up 70%, according to group managing director Neil Oosthuizen.

But in an interview with CBN he sounded caution, indicating that recent developments on the world’s economic scene have brought their own uncertainties.

“It’s clear that consumers in most countries are taking financial strain and although we aim to keep prices low on the retailers’ shelves, sales may be strained as fruit products, especially grapes, are often viewed as a luxury”, Oosthuizen says.

Consumers will have less money to spend on expensive fruit. And because supermarkets will be fighting to retain shoppers and because fruit is often regarded a high profile item, they’ll want to show that they’re offering the lowest possible fruit prices.

It is for this reason that Capespan will continue to be innovative particularly so in specialised packaging and value added products. So for example Capespan has launched its new fresh-cut products.

In partnership with UK processors Orchard County Foods and Superior Foods, Capespan is meeting the need for convenient fruit snacks with a range of products under the CAPE label. These are Snack Bags (apple and grape) and Fruit Pots, a fruit medley and pineapple and grape.

Another innovation is individually sleeved CAPE fresh pineapple sticks, which were launched earlier this year as part of the British Airways long haul menu. So far feedback has been extremely positive, Oosthuizen says, with the demand currently 80 000 sticks a week, but this is forecast to increase to 100 000 sticks a week. It is now looking at increasing the range in the future with additional fruit products.

Capespan also launched its new Capespan Gold brand in the UK market to meet demand from its top-end global customers for fruit of exceptional quality. Customers range from independent retailers to catering and food service organisations supplying the UK’s boardrooms and airport business lounges.

It’s anticipated that once Capespan Gold grapes are established in the market, the brand will be extended to other fruit kinds. A simple, stylish livery has been developed for the brand.

He also notes the continuing trend for retailers to get closer and better understand producers. “As the middleman, we the exporters, acknowledge the growing importance of supply chain management services in supporting the marketing process. Continual pressure to cut costs and find the most effective routes will beef up supply chain management challenges further. Therefore we’ve examined ways to elevate our service delivery and offering to the highest levels”.

“This is essential in guaranteeing Cape-span’s exceptional services, featuring quality and innovation – factors which distinguish us from our competitors”, he says.

Of strategic importance is also securing Capespan’s fruit supply. To this end it has, through its associate company Rapiprop, purchased the 490 ha Applethwaite farm in the Grabouw area. “The purchase of this large apple, pear and plum production unit underscores Capespan’s continued focus on growth and development”, says Oosthuizen.

“Because the farm has been a Capespan supplier for more then 60 years, we know the business intimately”, he says.

With orchards covering 300 ha, Applethwaite annually exports 260 000 cartons of apples, 50 000 cartons of pears and 100 000 trays of plums. Apart from having its own pack house and cold stores, the farm was one of the first in the country to offer a creche, pre-school, clinic and church facilities to staff members. The company’s infrastructure is a producer’s dream. Plus, it was one of the pioneers in computerised quality control, according to Oosthuizen.

Rapiprop, a joint venture between Capespan, Total Produce plc and the Cape Empowerment Trust, owns and operates farms in South Africa. The organisation buys farms that are good investments, secures a strategic fruit supply and will plan an important empowerment role in future.

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FIRST PORK, NOW TAINTED BEEF IN IRELAND – DIOXINS IN CATTLE DOUBLE OR TRIPLE LEGAL LIMITS; MEDICAL CHIEF SAYS NO HEALTH RISK

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 12, 2008

DUBLIN, Ireland, Dec. 9, 2008

Associated Press

PUBLISHED BY ‘CBS NEWS’ (USA)

(AP) Ireland announced Tuesday it has found illegal levels of dioxins – the chemicals that are devastating its pork industry – in cattle, but insisted its beef was safe to eat.

Agriculture Minister Brendan Smith said Ireland has decided not to recall any of its beef products at home or abroad because, unlike the contamination of pork products, the level and extent of dioxin found so far in cattle is much lower.

Smith said dioxin tests had come back positive for three farms out of 11 tested so far, while results were pending for 34 more farms that received dioxin-contaminated feed. He described the three farms that failed as “technically noncompliant, but not at a level that would pose any public health concern.”

Smith said the government would prevent any cattle at those three farms from being slaughtered and put into the food chain until they could be individually tested for dioxin levels. Until then, he said, no meat from those farms would be permitted to enter the market.

Alan O’Reilly, deputy chief executive of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, said dioxin levels detected in cattle from the three farms were two to three times over legal limits. He contrasted that with last week’s finding of dioxin levels in pigs that were 80 to 200 times over those limits.

“There’s a huge difference,” O’Reilly said.

Ireland’s chief medical officer, Dr. Tony Holohan, said the levels of dioxins detected in Irish beef and pork would not pose a health risk to anyone who ate either meat.

“To all intents and purposes this is not a public health issue. … We do not expect to see symptoms as a result of this,” Holohan said.

Nonetheless, the latest findings threatened to undermine Ireland’s annual $2 billion industry in beef, Ireland’s primary agricultural export – more than three times the value of Ireland’s gridlocked pork industry.

Ireland’s major pigmeat processors have been refusing to start slaughtering an estimated 100,000 pigs at nine farms where illegally high levels of dioxins have been confirmed. The processors have already laid off 1,400 workers and say they won’t budge until the government reimburses their costs.

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FOR FOOD AND JUSTICE PLANS – RP to borrow $500M from ADB (Philippines)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 10, 2008

First Posted 20:54:00 12/09/2008

by Joel Guinto – INQUIRER.net

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER’

MANILA, Philippines – The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) has approved two loan packages worth $500 million for a food crisis response plan and government’s justice reform program.

The projects were presented to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during a full Cabinet meeting in Malacañang Tuesday, Press Secretary Jesus Dureza told reporters.

“These are meant to provide interventional assistance to the poor and the vulnerable,” he said.

The government will borrow $300 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the Governance in Justice Reform Program (GJRP), which aims to increase the resources of the justice sector to enable efficient delivery of its services, especially to the poor, according to a Palace statement.

The loan has a maturity period of 15 years, inclusive of a three-year grace period, it said.

Manila will also borrow $200 million from the International bank of Reconstruction and Development for Food Crisis Response, which will be used to lower and stabilize food prices in the short term, mitigate the impact of high food prices on poor households, and improve the delivery of social services, especially to poor households, it said.

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GM CROPS CLIMB TO NEARLY ONE-TENTH OF GLOBAL CROP PRODUCTION – Genetically Modified crops have risen to the level of nine percent of world crops, warned the Worldwatch Institute today (www.WorldWatch.org)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 5, 2008

Friday, Dec 05, 2008

by Mike Adams – Natural News

PUBLISHED BY ‘ALEX JONES’ INFOWARS.NET’

Tensions are rising over the GM foods issue as consumers become increasingly educated about the sharp increases in infertility resulting from the consumption of GM foods.

A popular book, Genetic Roulette by Jeffrey Smith, is also raising literacy about genetically modified foods and the threats they pose to sustainable life on our planet.

It’s more than just a health threat, of course: GM foods also pose a threat to the environment, polluting the fertile soils of the world with unnatural genetic material that may have unknown long-term consequences. Cross-pollination with non-GM crops, monoculture practices and the liberal use of chemical pesticides alongside GM crops are just a few of the serious threats to sustainable life on Earth posed by food scientists playing God with seeds.

Activists are increasingly suggesting that the infertility side effects of GM foods are not coincidental and are, instead, part of a genocidal plan by powerful elitists who want the human population to shrink by 80 percent and are willing to destroy human fertility in order to accomplish it. “Let ’em eat their way to population control!”

Although I don’t have any solid evidence to prove such a sinister plan actually exists, I’m greatly concerned about GM crops anyway. Despite the population control conspiracy agenda, GM crops are dangerous even if they’re just a big, arrogant mistake by corporate-funded scientists.

These foods are bad for you. They’re dangerous for human consumption and they could lead to a runaway agricultural blight that causes mass global starvation. Never play God with Mother Nature unless you’re begging to be made extinct.

Learn more at www.GeneticRoulette.com

I highly recommend the Seeds of Deception videos there, too.

GM Crops Climb to Nearly One-Tenth of Global Crop Production from wwww.worldwatch.com

From Worldwatch.org: Genetically modified crops reached 9 percent of global primary crop production in 2007, bringing the total GM land area up to 114.3 million hectares, according to Worldwatch Institute estimates published in the latest Vital Signs Update. The United States continues to be the global leader in production, accounting for half of all GM crop area.

GM production has been on the rise since the crops were first introduced more than a decade ago, and it now includes 23 countries. But controversy over the benefits of genetic modification continues, including questions about the technology’s ability to deliver on promises of enhanced yields and nutrition.

“GM crops are definitely not a silver bullet,” said Alice McKeown, a researcher for the Worldwatch Institute. “They sound good on paper, but we have yet to see glowing results.”

Even as GM crop area expands, tensions are building. The European Union is expected to offer new guidance on the crops by the end of the year. Meanwhile, a new scientific study funded by the Austrian government suggests that a popular variety of GM corn reduces fertility in mice, raising questions about the technology’s safety.

“There are still many unanswered questions about GM crops,” said McKeown. “But the good news is that we have solutions to food security and other problems available today that we know work and are safe for humans and the environment, including organic farming.”

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USDA: MORE ACRES TO CORN IN 2009 (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 3, 2008

Published Wednesday – December 3, 2008

BLOOMBERG NEWS

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Farmers will increase corn planting by 4.8 percent to about 90 million acres next year as demand rises and lower costs make the grain more profitable, said Joe Glauber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s top economist.

“We’re going to go into next year tighter than we did this year,” Glauber said Tuesday at an agricultural conference in Washington.

Inventories are expected to drop 31 percent to 1.124 billion bushels by Aug. 31 of next year, he said.

He did not offer 2009 planting forecasts for other crops.

Corn futures in Chicago have fallen 56 percent from a record earlier this year. Soybeans are down 48 percent and wheat 61 percent from all-time highs. Global recession and larger crops have fueled the drop, which will keep prices next year lower than this year, Glauber said.

Rabobank Group analyst Luke Chandler said he expects slumping grain prices to rebound next year because of smaller world crops and economic stability that will boost demand for food, animal feed and biofuels.

His outlook for grains:

– Corn may rise to average $4.50 a bushel in the fourth quarter of 2009, compared with $3.80 this quarter.

– Soybeans may gain 13 percent to an average $10.20 a bushel in the fourth quarter next year from $9 this quarter.

– Wheat prices may rise 9.1 percent to an average of $6 a bushel in Chicago in the fourth quarter next year, compared with $5.50 in the current quarter.

“South American production and exports also appear under pressure with a combination of seasonal and financial influences expected to lower production expectations in coming months,” Chandler said in a report to clients. “Short-term price direction over the next six to 12 months will remain heavily influenced by the broader financial, currency and energy market situation.”

Smaller crops in Australia and Argentina should lead to a cyclical low early in the first quarter of 2009, he said.

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FINANCIAL CRISIS KILLS OFF AGRICULTURE SCHEMES (Australia)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 2, 2008

December 02, 2008

by Rick Wallace

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE AUSTRALIAN’

THE economic crisis appears to have killed off one of the most divisive trends in Australian agriculture: the growth of aggressively marketed, tax-effective investment schemes.

The future of the schemes, loathed by many growers for buying up land and billions of litres of water, is in jeopardy thanks to the global financial collapse and recent tax changes.

The two largest agricultural managed investment scheme companies, Timbercorp and Great Southern Plantations, are trading at less than 5 per cent of their peak values in 2006. Overall, their plummeting share prices have stripped more than $1.7 billion from their combined market capitalisation.

Timbercorp will quit the MIS sector next year and has begun selling plantations to reduce debt while Great Southern has also announced a major restructure that will reduce its involvement in non-forestry MIS schemes.

Enviroinvest, another MIS operator, controlled by the family of former Liberal politician Roger Pescott, recently went into liquidation with debts of $100 million.

The sector’s woes may change the landscape of horticulture in Australia with investment slowing to a trickle and plantations along the Murray River potentially sold off to foreign investors.

Under restructure plans, Timbercorp will sell some forestry blocks along with almond and olive groves, although it will lease them back. Great Southern is converting some cattle, forestry and horticultural projects to non-MIS based structures.

Analysts predict Great Southern will have to sell more assets if investors don’t support the restructure, although the company is upbeat about its chances.

Individual growers reeling under debt and a decade of drought believe much of the land and water rights controlled by MISs will now be bought up by foreign firms.

Northwest Victorian grape grower and MIS critic Bill McClumpha said many MISs would fold. “The schemes are financially unviable and just an arm of the tax avoidance industry,” he said.

The growth of MISs saw them expand from forestry into almonds, avocados, abalone, pearls, truffles and walnuts, olives and wine grapes. Investors ploughed almost $1.1 billion into them in 2007 at the height of the boom, buying hundreds of thousands of hectares from farmers to establish plantations and orchards.

According to their detractors, who include Liberal senator Bill Heffernan and former Nationals agriculture minister Peter McGauran, the attraction was not so much the returns but the tax deductions they offered.

From July this year, a tax office ruling has meant non-forestry schemes no longer attract the deduction, although this is being reviewed by Treasury and challenged in the Federal Court.

Many of the schemes were sold on commission to high-income earners. To their supporters they offered innovation, economies of scale and capital beyond the reach of the average farmer.

Great Southern spokesman David Ikin said the company would wait on the tax reviews before considering any new non-forestry MIS and Timbercorp is now focusing on agribusiness rather than fund management.

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BANANA FIRM SUED OVER TOXIC WASTES (Philippines)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 2, 2008

First Posted 23:39:00 11/29/2008

Edwin O. Fernandez – Inquirer Mindanao PUBLISHED BY ‘THE PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER’

COTABATO CITY, Philippines—The local government of Magpet in North Cotabato has sued one of the country’s major banana producers over its disposal of suspected toxic wastes in at least two villages there.

Mayor Efren Piñol on Saturday said toxic chemical wastes from the plantation of AJMR Holdings had leaked into the villages of Basak and Datu Celo and the company did nothing about it.

The villages are near the company’s banana plantations, which are at the foot of Mt. Apo.

The Inquirer repeatedly tried but failed to reach officials of AJMR in Davao City.

AJMR is a holding company of the AMS Group of Companies, which counts Sumifru Corp. of Japan as one of its major shareholders.

Contaminated drainage

Piñol said villagers of Datu Celo were the first to notice the chemical spill, which filled their drainage system.

The complaints also started coming in from residents of Basak.

Last week, Piñol said he personally saw the chemical wastes flowing in the canals of the two villages.

“I already called AJMR officials and informed them of the spill but it seems they had ignored the matter,” Piñol said.

The company’s apparent lack of interest to remedy the situation has prompted the town to sue AJMR for violation of environmental laws, according to Piñol.

“It was just appropriate to file a complaint against AJMR, which seems to be neglecting its responsibility of keeping the people safe from these chemicals,” Piñol said.

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