Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Currencies: Brazil's Real Ends Weaker, Mirroring Major Currencies

July 6, 2009 - The Wall Street Journal

The Brazilian real closed weaker against the U.S. dollar Monday in line with most major currencies. The real closed at BRL1.9610 per dollar in trading on the Brazilian Mercantile and Futures Exchange, weaker than Friday's close at BRL1.9505.Traders said the real's weakening Monday was due to the dollar's worldwide strengthening on increased investor risk aversion. The real opened weaker Monday at ... read more...

Italy: Trade of tomatoes in Italy

July 3, 2009 - Fructidor.com

Italy is both a major exporter and a major importer of tomato products, primarily because there is a tremendous amount of intra-industry trade. Italy imports a substantial quantity as inputs for further processing. After the U.S., China is a major source for these imports. Most of the tomato product imports into Italy ... read more...

EU countries should be able to ban genetically modified plants

June 25, 2006 - GMO Compass

At their meeting in Luxembourg on 25 June, EU ministers for the environment discussed among other issues this proposal raised by Austria and other countries. No concrete decisions were made. The document was presented as an Austrian initiative and suggests that GM plants ... read more...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

EFSA opinions give Monsanto new Euro confidence

June 30, 2009 - foodproductiondaily.com

The European Food Safety Authority has issued positive opinions on the safety of Monsanto’s MON 810 corn trait and Roundup Ready 2 corn product, giving the firm confidence that Europe could become more accepting of genetic modification. ... read more...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ready-to-eat, a growing sector

June 8, 2009 - GreenMed Journal

In ten years sales of ready-to-eat vegetables have tripled in Italy.
Ready-to-use vegetables' consumption have tripled in the last ten years, as they meet the need to save time without giving up the consumption of wholesome foods that are necessary to keep good health and fitness. This is the comment of Italian farmers' association Coldiretti about the boom of ... read more...