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Brazil President Michel Temer gave a defiant speech amid a growing corruption crisis

Brazil President Temer hits out at JBS chief

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s President Michel Temer has strongly criticised an audio recording made by JBS executive Joesley Batista that allegedly captures the president’s approval to make illegal payments to another politician.

JBS executives, including Wesley Batista, were collectively fined $66m

JBS chiefs enter plea bargain amid bribery claims

By Oscar Rousseau

Seven executives of Brazilian meatpacker JBS, including the billionaire Batista brothers who run the company, have entered a plea bargain in yet another corruption scandal.

JBS: all measures against CEO Wesley Batista have been lifted by a federal judge

Suspension of JBS CEO Wesley Batista lifted

By Oscar Rousseau

The billionaire Batista brothers in charge of meatpacker JBS have had their suspensions – imposed following corruption allegations – lifted by a federal judge in Brazil.

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US body blasts Obama over public lands lock-up

By Oscar Rousseau

Public Lands Council’s executive director Ethan Lane has slammed US President Barack Obama, after the government locked up two million acres of land, depriving cattle of key grazing pastures.

EPA chief Gina McCarthy accused of spending over $60,000 in lobbying for WOTUS

US environment agency accused of breaking law over water bill

By Oscar Rousseau

The USA’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been accused of breaching anti-lobbying laws after driving the clean waters bill (WOTUS) through Congress, despite bipartisan disapproval and beef industry opposition. 

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US awards $30m to improve food production

By Oscar Rousseau

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will award grants of more than $30m to improve food safety, reduce antibiotic resistance and bolster plant resilience in the wake of climate change.

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Obama ‘appalling’ say US cattlemen

By Oscar Rousseau

Barack Obama’s decision to veto a resolution of disapproval on a clean water bill has been met with condemnation from American beef farmers. 

White House responds to ‘historic’ drought with $30m disaster aid

White House responds to ‘historic’ drought with $30m disaster aid

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The worst drought to hit the United States in half a century is having dramatic effects on crop and livestock production, President Obama said in a White House briefing Tuesday, in which he called on Congress to pass a Farm Bill that includes more disaster...

Bunge allowed to reject Syngenta’s GM corn, court rules

Bunge allowed to reject Syngenta’s GM corn, court rules

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

A federal judge has ruled that agricultural processing giant Bunge will not have to process Syngenta’s biotech corn, rejecting Syngenta’s request that Bunge should be obliged to accept the corn until a lawsuit is resolved.

What Obama means for functional foods and supplements: Part I

What Obama means for functional foods and supplements: Part I

By Loren Israelsen

As we enter the Obama era today, NutraIngredients-USA.com examines the likely effects of the much-awaited Congressional shift on the functional foods and dietary supplements industries. According to industry veteran Loren Israelsen, the road ahead could...

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