Report: Ag production increases falling behind future demand

For the first time in several years, the annual Global Agricultural Productivity Report (GAP report) is showing agricultural production around the world is not growing fast enough to meet the expected food demand by 2050.

As reported by Agri-Pulse, if these trends continue food prices will raise thus impacting the global population, but in particular […]

Kick off August with the Monday links

August is starting off with a toxicology edition of the Monday links: looking at drug use and abuse, and a ban on tap water, around the world. Read on for more on that, plus need-to-know news in the food and animal safety and agriculture industries:

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What’s with the beefy prices?

Just in time for grilling season, meat prices are on the rise. And, according to a March 2014 news release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor, it is a pretty steep increase.

In a measurement of meats, poultry, fish and eggs — prices rose more than any other […]

With production down, beef prices may increase

A smaller U.S. cattle herd may mean higher prices at the grocery store in the coming years.

Producers have reduced herd sizes in the past two years, largely in response to drought (read: increased feed costs), Lee Schulz, an Iowa State University extension and outreach specialist, told The Gazette.

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Welcome to a great week with the Monday links

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Food safety

UN says food price crisis unlikely but urges action – Huffington Post Food

Although global food prices have stabilized, many fear unrest as seen after a similar food crisis […]

Drought links: Food prices projected to increase, economic impacts growing

July 24, 2012 Drought MonitorCourtesy of http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

Food prices are expected to jump in 2013 following this summer’s drought.

The increase – expected to be 3 to 4 percent in 2013 on top of a projected 3.5 percent for this year – follows additional impacts from the drought, including an estimated $12 billion in […]