Certain rice varieties are subject to a new export levy in India, with wheat and sugar exports affected since May in order to protect local supplies.
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A newly published report has outlined several recommendations for a safe trade deal with India, which it says if rushed could threatened UK pesticide standards and farming.
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New Food’s Editor interviews former international rugby player, Charlie Simpson-Daniel, who, alongside his brother, has launched three food and drink ranges.
The guidance aims to protect public health by reducing infants’ dietary exposure to inorganic arsenic.
The data patterns allowed researchers to develop a matrix to predict the traits of rice plants depending on their genetics and the environment in which they are grown, which they said could be adapted and utilised for other crop types.
The scientists recommended that the UK government and European Commission introduce labelling to clarify whether rice is safe for consumption by babies and children under five.
The study examined National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data, a national survey of food intake, from 2001 to 2014 to assess food intake in infants and toddlers from birth to 23 months.
The multi-stakeholder alliance - the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) - comprises 100 global public, private and civil society organisations, and promotes resource-use efficiency and climate change resilience, both on-farm and throughout the rice value chain.
Golden Rice is said to reduce Vitamin A deficiency (VAD), but a new study has suggested that those most at risk of VAD do not have sufficient access to the GM crop.