Russia Bans Ag Imports Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Aug 6, 2014 Russia has banned agriculture imports from any country that has put sanction on Russia, which includes the United States. The full list of products banned was to be published Today (Thursday). However, Russian media reported all products from the U.S. will be banned. American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman said in a statement “It is unfortunate that the biggest losers in this will be Russian consumers, who will pay more for their food now as well as in the long run.” The move follows the latest round of sanctions against Russia imposed by the EU last week, which for the first time targeted entire sectors of the Russian economy.The Associated Press reported Russia depends heavily on imported foodstuffs – most of it from the West – particularly in the largest and most prosperous cities such as Moscow. Food and agricultural imports from the U.S. amounted to $1.3 billion last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and in 2013 the EU’s agricultural exports to Russia totaled 11.8 billion euros, or $15.8 billion. Home Indiana Agriculture News Russia Bans Ag Imports SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleEnlist, One Step Closer to RegistrationNext articleCheese With A Message Gary Truitt
With the help of a leading environmental food waste-to-energy company, ingredients and convenience foods producer Greencore Group claims to have found an answer to the challenge of food waste disposal – particularly that of raw animal by-products – in an environmentally sustainable way.Greencore is working with Innovative Environment Technologies (Inetec) and other partners to convert organic waste and packaging contaminated with food residues into bio-fuel. Operations will commence in around 12 months.Patented technologyInetec is a private venture-capital-based company located in south Wales that has patented technology to convert mixed food and packaging waste into dry and stable bio-fuel for the production of steam, hot water and electricity. Its waste-processing equipment produces a stable bio-fuel from the waste as a high-value energy source. This is converted into gas, which, in turn, is converted into 10 to 12 megawatts of renewable electricity for the National Grid (equivalent to power for 15,000 homes) by another partner in the project – NEL Power, an engineering firm based in north Yorkshire. Heat is recovered in the process to assist in processing the waste or, alternatively, steam can be produced for use at adjacent facilities. The result, says Greencore, is a reduction in waste to landfill, a reduction in CO2 emissions and the production of residual ash (around 10% of the original weight), which can be used in the building industry.Several government agencies have been helping to advance the project, including the Carbon Trust, the Welsh Development Agency, the North West Development Agency and the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Reduce and recycleGreencore chief operating officer Tony Hynes says: “Over recent years we have redoubled our efforts to reduce waste and recycle materials wherever possible. This is an exciting opportunity to transform the way other difficult food wastes are handled. “It provides an economic and environmentally sustainable method that fits government initiatives to promote privately funded disposal schemes.”Commenting on the project, Inetec MD Phil Nicholas says: “This project provides an effective food solution that contributes towards a more sustainable environment.”
Matthew BarnesJob title: chief executive officerCompany: Aldi UK“Fresh produce – and UK sourcing – is at the heart of its marketing, cleverly linked to UK athletics”Read more Thank you for voting in The Grocer Cup, voting has now closed. A winner will be announced on 3 October.,The most prestigious trophy in grocery is back. Held aloft by icons of industry for 20 years, the coveted The Grocer Cup is awarded to an exceptional leader as voted for by readers. Here, we profile each of the industry heavyweights on our 2017 shortlist. But only one can take home the prize. So who deserves it most? You decide.The deadline for votes is 9 September and the winner will be announced at the IGD Awards ceremony in London on 3 October , one of 20 categories to be announced at the 25 IGD Awards. Alison BrittainJob title: chief executive officerCompany: Whitbread“Solid growth is evidence of Brittain’s exceptional leadership and steady hand”Read morePatrick CoveneyJob title: chief executive officer Company: Greencore“With years of experience and an enviable track record, Coveney’s is a vital voice for business post Brexit”Read moreDiana HunterJob title: chief executive officer Company: Conviviality“Hunter has proven time and time again she isn’t afraid to make bold moves to get ahead”Read moreDave LewisJob title: chief executive officer Company: Tesco“Lewis has succeeded in creating a company that sets the retail agenda rather than reacting to it”Read moreJanet McCollumJob title: chief executive officer Company: Moy Park“Under McCollum’s guidance Moy Park has not only survived JBS’s crises but flourished”Read moreDavid PottsJob title: chief executive officer Company: Morrisons“Potts has consistently shown that Tesco was wrong to overlook him in favour of Philip Clarke in 2011”Read moreAndrew SelleyJob title: chief executive officer Company: Bidfood“Selley is a cool, calm operator who gets the job done with minimum fuss”Read moreMalcolm WalkerJob title: founder & executive chairman Company: Iceland Foods“Walker could have sold up, retired and swanned off to the sunshine. But that was never going to happen”Read moreRoger WhitesideJob title: chief executive officer Company: Greggs“Never one to sit still, you can be sure Whiteside will be on to the next phase of Greggs’ evolution before long”Read more● DON’T FORGET YOUR VOTE !