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  • [New] Australian farmers will not have unfettered access to UK markets, with a 10-year transition period to tariff-free imports and caps to remain for beef and lamb exports. / ABC Radio National
  • [New] Food demand is continuing to increase as a consequence of the increase in global population, and will undoubtedly continue to do so in the medium term. / MDPI
  • [New] Pesticides were linked to health risks, while opponents had claimed a ban on pesticides would have led to more expensive food, greater dependence on imports and job losses for the Swiss food processing industry. / MSN
  • [New] Despite being a global problem, climate change has disproportionately large impacts on non-Western countries in the form of extreme weather events, threats to food security, and displacement of communities. / handle
  • [New] British farmers face being put out of business by low-standard, low-welfare produce from Australia, and if they drop their own standards to compete they will lose their access to the EU market, which takes 60% of British produce. / Sustain
  • [New] Australian farmers will benefit from tariff-free access to the UK for limited amounts of Australian beef, lamb, sugar and dairy products to the UK (but will have to wait 10 years for the full elimination of tariffs). / SmartCompany
  • [New] A heating climate will bring some opportunities for the UK - such as the ability to grow different crops, a longer growing season that will benefit farmers and fewer winter deaths from cold. / BBC News
  • [New] Declining water levels in the Euphrates River since January reached a critically low level in May, increasing the risk of widespread water shortages affecting the supply of drinking water, agricultural production, and electricity supply, particularly in northeast Syria. / ReliefWeb
  • [New] Notwithstanding the construction of new wind turbines and solar farms, the world will need fossil fuels for many more decades. / The Australian
  • [New] A scenario of no change will mean an increase in agricultural production in sub-Saharan Africa and Central and South America to meet growing food demand, leading to 300 million hectares of land being cleared by 2050. / EnviroNews Nigeria -
  • [New] British farmers will be protected by a cap on tariff-free imports for 15 years, using tariff rate quotas and other safeguards. / CNA
  • [New] About 4.4 million people out of a population of 11 million are estimated to be food insecure in Haiti, including 1.9 million children, with UNICEF warning that access to nutritious food will worsen if a storm strikes Haiti. / Newsroom
  • [New] British farmers are quite right to be concerned that the trade deal will throw them open to competition with Australia's industrial farming sector, where lower food standards including hormone-treated beef are routinely employed. / The Guardian
  • [New] Australian farmers will effectively be handed tariff-free access from day one, up to a cap on sales that is 60 times the current level of imported beef. / The Independent
  • [New] Australian producers and farmers will receive a significant boost by getting greater access to the UK market. / Director
  • [New] Aquaculture is already providing over half of the seafood consumed around the world, livelihoods to millions of people, and without it we will not be able to achieve food security for a growing global population with a low carbon footprint. / The Fish Site
  • [New] Health Canada restricts the use of three neonicotinoid pesticides in the agricultural industry starting between 2021 to 2022, in an effort to reverse the decline of Canadian bee populations. / Quantumrun

Last updated: 20 June 2021