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11:59 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Global case tally tops 27.3 million, and U.S. accounts for a quarter, as 9 drug-company CEOs pledge to ‘stand with science’ in vaccine development Vaccine makers will only submit for full FDA approval or emergency-use authorization ‘after demonstrating safety and efficacy through a Phase 3 clinical study,’ the CEO group pledgesThe number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 27.3 million on Tuesday with the U.S. accounting for about a quarter of that total, as a group of nine drugmakers pledged to “stand with science” in developing a vaccine.
1:28 a.m. July 23, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
Agreement unlikely in U.K. and U.S. trade talks until after 2020 due to coronavirus Senior government officials reportedly said it was unlikely a free trade deal would be made before the end of 2020The U.K. had hoped for a deal in time for 2021, when its transition period with the EU ends, though media reports suggest this is no longer likely.
7:12 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
Here’s what Pompeo and Boris Johnson covered in ‘candid’ talks Pompeo met U.K. Prime Minister Johnson and China-skeptic lawmakers on Monday, talks covered China, U.K.-U.S. free trade, and more.Mike Pompeo met U.K. politicians on Tuesday to discuss the economic recovery from COVID-19, U.K.-U.S. free trade negotiations, and China.
5:39 a.m. July 9, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
British grocers reject U.S. chlorine-washed chicken as row over welfare standards deepen Aldi, Waitrose and Booths refusing to sell the poultry importsSeveral of the U.K.’s leading grocers have vowed never to sell chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-injected beef as the U.K. negotiates a free-trade agreement with th U.S.
6:47 a.m. June 23, 2020 - By Cristina Roca
Nestlé’s KitKat to drop Fairtrade cocoa certification for Rainforest Alliance The news comes at a particularly vulnerable time for the 16,000 small cocoa farmers in Ivory CoastNestlé SA drew criticism on Tuesday after saying it will drop the Fairtrade certification that its famous KitKat candy bars carry in the U.K. and Ireland.
8:40 a.m. May 21, 2020 - By Archie Mitchell
Why coronavirus has caused a glut of gourmet food from canceled summer events A lack of celebrations and long-lasting lockdowns have hit demand for regional specialties Champagne and Stilton cheeseThe Champagne region of France has cut sales of bubbly and Prince Charles has urged Brits to back cheesemongers.
1:07 p.m. May 20, 2020 - Associated Press
EU wants to reduce pesticides use, promotes organic farming European farmers’ association critical of the move, citing COVID-19 and other factorsThe European Commission unveiled plans Wednesday to protect biodiversity across the 27-nation bloc while building a more sustainable food system, insisting on the need to both reduce the use of pesticides and promote organic farming.
7:07 a.m. May 16, 2020 - By Rachel Koning Beals
Microsoft, Visa and others worth combined $11.5 trillion want Congress to include climate in COVID-19 recovery planCEOs and representatives from more than 330 businesses, including Capital One, General Mills, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Visa and others are calling on bipartisan federal lawmakers to build back a better economy by infusing resilient, long-term climate solutions into future economic recovery plans.
2:07 a.m. May 10, 2020 - By Rupert Steiner
Hedge fund blames U.S. meat processing ‘oligopoly’ for ‘excessive concentration, reduced competition and…a decline in resilience’A portfolio manager at one of world’s leading hedge funds has launched an attack against America’s largest meatpacking companies over their alleged part in breaking the U.S. food supply chain.
6:55 a.m. April 28, 2020 - Associated Press
Germany hopes for rain to avoid 3rd straight summer drought 2018 drought required an aid package for farmers worth hundreds of millions eurosGermany’s farmers, foresters, and firefighters are eagerly awaiting widespread rain forecast for later this week, as a warm, dry spring has raised fears of a third summer drought in as many years.
11:23 a.m. April 24, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Maker of Lysol warns against injecting it and Russia sees major spike in virus cases overnight Google is halving its marketing budget and Boeing’s 737 Max fleet is expected to see further delay in resuming flightsThe manufacturer of Lysol and Dettol, health experts, and even the Environmental Protection Agency rushed to warn consumers Friday that President Donald Trump’s suggestion to inject disinfectant or use ultraviolet light to treat COVID-19 could prove lethal.
1:28 p.m. April 19, 2020 - Associated Press
U.S. death toll passes 41,000; latest phase of pandemic pits economic impatience against health concerns Governors complain White House is sending conflicting messages, inadequate aidThe global health crisis is taking a nasty political turn with tensions worsening between governments locked down to keep the coronavirus at bay and people yearning to restart stalled economies and forestall fears of a depression.
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