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Water shortage could cut India’s food exports, minister warns

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A water shortage could cut food exports from India, which has emerged as a leading supplier of a number of food products to the world, the water resources minister warned on Monday. FILE PHOTO: A man walks through the dried-up Puzhal reservoir, on the outskirts in Chennai, India, June 20, 2019. Read More

U.S. trade representative says he can resolve Democrats’ concerns on North America pact quickly

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. trade negotiator said on Wednesday he is ready to work with lawmakers “sooner rather than later” to address concerns over a new North American pact, even as a leading Democrat outlined roadblocks to the deal’s approval. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Read More

U.S. trade chief says he can ‘work out’ Democrat concerns over North America pact

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. trade negotiator said on Wednesday he is ready to work with lawmakers “sooner rather than later” to address concerns over a new North American pact, even as a leading Democrat cited problems that could prevent the deal’s approval. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer testifies before a Senate Finance Committee Read More

Summer crop sowing lags in India on slow monsoon progress

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MUMBAI (Reuters) – Planting of summer-sown crops in India such as soybean, cotton, rice and corn has been delayed by at least two weeks because of the slow progress of monsoon rains in central and western parts of the country, raising concerns over lower production. Lower production of soybeans could force India to raise imports Read More

Cargill cuts CO2 emissions from shipping fleet in green push

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LONDON (Reuters) – Cargill reduced CO2 emissions from its chartered shipping fleet by 350,000 tonnes last year as part of efforts to scale back its carbon footprint at sea, the food and agriculture group said. FILE PHOTO: A Cargill sign is seen during the China International Import Expo (CIIE), at the National Exhibition and Convention Read More

World food prices rise in May, cereal output forecast falls: U.N. FAO

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ROME (Reuters) – World food prices rose for a fifth consecutive month in May after bad weather pushed up the prices of cheese and maize, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. A farmer displays wheat grains at a field in the El-Menoufia governorate, north of Cairo, Egypt May 1, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Read More

Rains seen hampering coffee, cane harvest in Brazil, but will cease soon

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Ample rains in most of the sugar and coffee areas in Brazil this week are expected to bring harvest operations to a halt, but forecasts indicate precipitation will pause at the end of this week and a prolonged dry period will follow. According to Eikon’s Agriculture Weather Dashboard, coffee areas in Read More

France to ban widely used crop fungicide over health concerns

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FILE PHOTO: A French farmer walks in his sugar beet field in Epinoy, France, August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – France’s health and safety regulator has decided to ban a widely used crop fungicide after classifying it as a so-called endocrine disruptor posing risks for humans and the environment. The ANSES agency Read More

Texas money reaches Canada’s oil patch as majors exit

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By Robert Tuttle on 5/28/2019 CALGARY (Bloomberg) –Texas money is flowing into a small corner of Canada’s oil sands at a time when big international companies are pulling out. Rangeland Energy, based in the Houston suburb of Sugar Land, is building a 50,000-bpd, 53-mi pipeline in the Marten Hills area of the Athabasca oil sands Read More

CrossFit quits Facebook, Instagram, accuses social media giant of censorship, being ‘utopian socialists’

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CrossFit, the branded workout regimen, accused Facebook of being “utopian socialists” and left the platform after the social network deleted a group dedicated to a diet. The move to quit both Facebook and Instagram came in the wake of the decision to delete “without warning or explanation the Banting7DayMealPlan,” a group that advocated a diet aimed at Read More