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Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is reached; now faces hurdles in U.S. Congress (10/05/2015)

The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations agreed today, October 5th to the largest regional trade accord in history, a potentially precedent-setting model for global commerce and worker standards that would tie together 40 percent of the world’s economy, from Canada and Chile to Japan and Australia, the New York Times reports. Next, the tentative pact faces hurdles in the U.S. to gain approval in Congress.

Most EU countries to ban cultivation of 8 GMO crops as new rules go into place; yet some feel GMOs will expand under new regulations (10/05/2015)

More than half of the European Union’s 28 nations plan to prohibit the cultivation of a group of genetically modified crops awaiting EU regulatory approval, marking the first use by individual national governments of a new right to go their own way and “opt out” on allowing the planting of biotech crops, Bloomberg reports. Yet some experts predict that the new rules will lead to an expansion of GMO crop planting, according to a Reuters report.

Labor board upholds ruling against ILWU over slowdowns that led to container service leaving Portland’s Terminal 6 (10/05/2015)

The National Labor Relations Board has upheld the August 2013 ruling of an administrative judge that ordered the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, ILWU Local 8, and ILWU Local 40 to cease and desist from a variety of activities at Terminal 6 in Portland that violate federal labor laws, the Portland Business Journal and Cargo Business News report.

Chinese buyers commit to purchase $5.3 billion of U.S. soy at Iowa signing ceremony (10/05/2015)

Chinese importers signed letters of intent to purchase 13.18 million metric tons of U.S. Soy, valued at $5.3 billion, at a signing ceremony held in Des Moines, Iowa on September 24, USSEC News reported last week.

USSEC hosts U.S. Soy Buyers Conference in Korea; new country director takes helm as Say Young Jo retires after long career of service (10/05/2015)

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) hosted a U.S. Soy Buyers Conference and reception in Seoul, South Korea on September 18. The event commemorated USSEC’s 35-year presence in Korea and bid farewell to Say Young Jo, USSEC Country Director – Korea, who retired on September 30 after 35 years of service to the U.S. Soy industry

Whole Foods to PETA: animal welfare lawsuit is a ‘Waste of the Court’s Time’ (10/05/2015)

Last week, PETA announced that it would be suing Whole Foods Market, claiming that the grocery chain was charging a premium for welfare standards that are not as strict as they appear. Essentially, PETA claims that Whole Foods is overcharges customers, alleging that they’re actually not any better than the baseline “industry standard” for animal rights, like raising cage-free hens, the online publication The Daily Meal reports.

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