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U.S. trade deficit hits eight-month low on weak Chinese imports

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. trade deficit fell to an eight-month low in February as imports from China plunged, temporarily providing a boost to President Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda and economic growth in the first quarter. FILE PHOTO: A container ship is shown at port in Long Beach, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Read More

Burger King launches plant-based ‘Impossible Whopper’

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Fast food chain Burger King says it will trial a new plant-based alternative to its meat burgers. The Impossible Whopper is made with a type of soybean root called heme, which gives the impression of bleeding, getting close to simulating real meat. In a promotional video, the chain tried the fake meat burger on customers Read More

U.S. disaster aid won’t cover crops drowned by Midwest floods

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MALVERN, Iowa (Reuters) – The Black Hawk military helicopter flew over Iowa, giving a senior U.S. agriculture official and U.S. senator an eyeful of the flood damage below, where yellow corn from ruptured metal silos spilled out into the muddy water. The contents of grain silos which burst from flood damage are shown in Fremont Read More

India's monsoon should be robust provided no El Nino surprise: top government forecaster

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s monsoon, crucial for Asia’s third largest economy, is likely to be a robust and healthy one this year provided there isn’t a surprise El Nino phenomenon, Indian’s top government weather official said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A man rides his bicycle across a bridge as pre-monsoon clouds gather over the Read More

U.S. farmers face devastation following Midwest floods

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WINSLOW, Neb./CHICAGO (Reuters) – Midwestern farmers have been gambling they could ride out the U.S.-China trade war by storing their corn and soybeans anywhere they could – in bins, plastic tubes, in barns or even outside. FILE PHOTO: A flooded parcel of land along the Platte River is pictured in this aerial photograph at La Read More

Missouri River flooding catches small Nebraska town off guard

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PERU, Neb. (Reuters) – When Jim and Rose Downing heard forecasts last week for dangerously high water in their Nebraska hometown on the Missouri River, they were nonplussed since their house had not flooded in 100 years. Jim and Rose Downing talk after losing their home in flood waters which caused deaths and hundreds of Read More

If new gene-edited cooking oil is a scientific marvel just say so – but don’t secretly feed it to us

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With a new generation of genetically-altered foods, manufacturers are still trying to gain public acceptance by stealth. If they are sure of their product, they should convince people to buy it, not sneak it into the food chain. This week, Minnesota biotech firm Calyxt announced the first commercial gene-edited product on the US market – Read More

Boeing groundings put U.S.-China trade-linked jet order in limbo

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SEATTLE/PARIS/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s move to ground Boeing Co’s 737 MAX jetliners following the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash has cast a shadow over the American planemaker’s immediate hopes for a major jet order linked to a U.S.-China trade deal, industry sources said. FILE PHOTO: Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, including a 737 MAX 8 aircraft bearing Read More