12 November 1999
Tensions as multiples muscle in on Irish retail
The sourcing of supplies by newly-arrived multiples is a difficult issue in the Irish Republic.
Seoul to import only non-GM soya
Following public concern about GM soya beans in tofu, South Korea will import only non-GM beans for processing.
US turns down duties on cattle from Canada
Canada wins a major victory as a US trade panel rejects a request from American ranchers to impose anti-dumping duties on about US$1 billion of Canadian cattle imports.
US cattlemen would consider EU hormone beef compensation
The National Cattlemens Association says it would look at any EU offer of compensation in the beef hormone case.
US reviews safety of wheat insecticide
The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing chlorpyrifos to assess its danger to humans.
Thai motor group switches to agriculture
Sammitr Motors Group aims to source 50% of its total revenues from agricultural machinery within five years.
Canadian wheat board chiefs GM warning
The head of the powerful Canadian Wheat Board has warned that a moratorium on GM grain may be needed if Canadian farmers are going to avoid being locked out of their best markets.
Livestock numbers up in Vietnam
Vietnams pig and buffalo numbers have increased by three per cent and in the past year, with chicken and duck figures up by two per cent.
Work cut fear at Massey Ferguson plant
Workers at Coventrys Agco Massey Ferguson plant fear they may be put on short-time working until Christmas.
Slovakia reports a case of BSE
A case of BSE has been discovered on a farm in central Slovakia.
- Beef in demand in North America
Analysts are surprised at high demand for red meat, defying the usual post-barbecue season slump.