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A harvester unloads corn to a cargo truck at a farm in Gaocheng, Hebei province, China, September 30, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

20 Oct 2016

Canadian carbon price worries farmers, fertilizer makers

By Rod Nickel and Alastair Sharp | October 20 2016 Canada’s plan to price carbon emissions may weaken the farm sector in one of the biggest grain-shipping countries, raising farmers’ […]

A worker displays a handful of rice at a market in Hefei, Anhui province November 27, 2009.  China, the world's largest rice producer and consumer, has approved a locally-developed strain of genetically-modified rice, paving the way for large-scale production in 2 to 3 years, Chinese scientists said on Friday. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA BUSINESS FOOD SCI TECH) - RTXR6PZ

18 Oct 2016

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: This Organization Went To Market

By Corinne Fleischer, Director of Supply Chain, World Food Programme | October 17 2016 Syria, Yemen or Haiti: humanitarian crises, natural or man-made, protracted or punctual, keep tugging at humanity’s conscience […]

A truck engine is tested for pollution exiting its exhaust pipe as California Air Resources field representatives (unseen) work a checkpoint set up to inspect heavy-duty trucks traveling near the Mexican-U.S. border in Otay Mesa, California September 10, 2013.

14 Oct 2016

Exclusive: Carmakers forced back to bigger engines in new emissions era

By Laurence Frost and Agnieszka Flak | October 14 2016 Tougher European car emissions tests being introduced in the wake of the Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) scandal are about to bring surprising […]

A general view of drought-damaged corn stalks at the McIntosh family farm in Missouri Valley, Iowa, in this August 13, 2012 file photo. Corn prices fell back slightly after surging by 5 percent to a three-week high October 11, 2012 after USDA cut forecasts for global ending stocks and estimated the U.S. crop would be the smallest in six years.Credit: REUTERS

14 Oct 2016

Big farm opportunities seen for business in 2030 UN goals

By Alister Doyle | October 14 2016 (Reuters) Businesses could earn hundreds of billions of dollars a year by 2030 by investing in better agriculture and food ranging from micro-irrigation of […]

Torrelavega, Spain
Smoke billows from a factory during sunset in the northern Spanish town of Torrelavega, March 12, 2005. The British government said on March 11, 2005 it would launch legal proceedings against the European Union (EU) over plans for a carbon dioxide emissions trading scheme, which is designed to improve the world's climate. The EU emissions trading system aims to cut CO2 output as part of the 25-nation bloc's commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.

13 Oct 2016

EU Parliament committee backs carbon market reform compromise

By Nina Chestney | October 13 2016 The European Parliament’s industry committee voted on Thursday to back a compromise for reforming the European Union’s carbon market, favoring a Commission proposal on […]

Yellow mine waste water from the Gold King Mine is seen in San Juan County, Colorado, in this picture released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) taken August 7, 2015.  REUTERS/EPA/Handout

13 Oct 2016

No criminal charges in EPA-caused Colorado mine waste spill

By Keith Coffman | October 13 2016 No criminal charges will be filed against a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employee over a 3-million gallon spill of toxic waste from a defunct […]

E85 ethanol fuel is shown being pumped into a vehicle at a gas station selling alternative fuels in the town of Nevada, Iowa, December 6, 2007.       REUTERS/Jason Reed

13 Oct 2016

France to cut diesel/gasoline tax gap for companies’ car fleets

By Michel Rose | October 13 2016 France will offer companies the same tax credit when they buy gasoline cars than the one currently allowed for diesel cars, its energy minister […]

A view of ILVA steel plants in Taranto August 4, 2012. The sprawling ILVA steelworks has loomed over the skyline of Taranto and dominated the city's economy for 50 years, but toxic pollution has transformed the site from a symbol of postwar prosperity to an emblem of Italy's long industrial decline. Picture taken August 4, 2012. To match Analysis ITALY-POLLUTION.Credit: REUTERS

10 Oct 2016

China says 173 steel firms violate environmental rules

By David Stanway | October 10 2016 As many as 173 Chinese steel enterprises were found to have violated the country’s environmental rules during recent nationwide investigations into the industry, […]

A Volkswagen logo is seen at a dealership in Seoul, South Korea, August 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

7 Oct 2016

Volkswagen suspends ties with some Indian suppliers after expose of child deaths in mica mines

By Rina Chandran | October 07 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) German carmaker Volkswagen has stopped buying mica from some suppliers in India, following a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation that found […]

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) chairman Jiang Dalong kisses an NEVS electric car as he poses during an interview at its Beijing headquarters building December 28, 2015.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

7 Oct 2016

Electric car tipping point may challenge pioneers

By Laurence Frost and Gilles Guillaume | October 07 2016 (Reuters) Electric car prototypes and plans are set to dominate the Paris auto show as the Volkswagen diesel scandal and […]

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