Tag: farming

Improving farm safety: standards for agricultural machinery just updated

The series of standards ISO 25119 is widely used by the agricultural industry and its suppliers and has recently been updated.

Here’s how insurers are preparing for big Halloween risks

As farmers prepare their acres for fall-time tricks and treats, insurers work hard to garner coverage options for growing Halloween risks.

Xylella plant host list almost doubles following EFSA database update

EFSA has completed two pieces of work that substantially expand knowledge and understanding of Xylella fastidiosa, the plant pathogen that is attacking fruit trees and other plants in parts of Europe.

Taking Food Safety to a higher level

Can we trust current food security systems and are they sustainable?

Climate Change Could Lead to Major Crop Failures in World’s Biggest Corn Regions

Two new studies looking at corn and vegetables warn of a rising risk of food shocks and malnutrition with unchecked global warming.

Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth

Biggest analysis to date reveals huge footprint of livestock - it provides just 18% of calories but takes up 83% of farmland.

Pesticides: how can risk assessors make better use of epidemiological data?

How pesticide expert's new approach will help risk assessors to make better use of epidemiological data.

Food Safety for the 21st Century

Why farmers and manufacturers are turning to automation for prevention-based control throughout the supply chain.

Fipronil – EU says worst is over but food safety to be tightened up

A meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Estonia yesterday to discuss the fipronil contaminated eggs crisis suggested the outbreak has now been mostly contained. Following the meeting, EU Health and Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitas, said: "Today, I heard detailed explanations from the ministers; it is confirmed that all suspected farms have been blocked and ...

ISO Standards and agriculture – Do you trust the food you eat?

From tractors and trailers to methods for testing soils and even fish-farming, ISO Standards play an essential role in feeding the world. As pressure on land and resources increases alongside population, and the demand for high-quality food, efficient farming is more important than ever. ISO Standards enable efficient use of fertilizers and fuel, delivering substantial ...

U.S. rice farmers turn sustainability into Carbon Credits, and Microsoft is first to buy

By changing how they use water, rice growers in Arkansas, Mississippi and California cut their methane emissions and opened a door for agriculture in carbon markets. The world's largest software maker made a novel purchase recently—from a handful of rice farmers. Microsoft bought carbon offsets from rice farmers in Arkansas, Mississippi and California who had ...

From bean to bar: the challenges on the cocoa industry

From bean to bar: the challenges of the cocoa industry

It is the key ingredient in one of the world’s favourite affordable luxury treats, but the reality behind cocoa is bittersweet. A sustainable cocoa industry is the goal of a new ISO technical committee that hopes to build a better future for cocoa farmers –for the greater benefit of us all. Cocoa farmer Francisco Miranda ...