Food and Agriculture


  • UK: Two arrested over Bognor takeaway kebab ‘poison pills’

    December 30, 2019

    Two men have been arrested after three women found pills in their takeaway kebabs. The women, all in their 20s, found the tablets after buying food at Istanbul Grill in Bognor Regis High Street on Sunday, Sussex Police said. Two local men, aged 30 and 42, were arrested on suspicion of administering poison with intent to endanger ...

  • Walmart Pork Containing Superbugs Resistant to Important Antibiotics Found

    November 24, 2019

    Testing has revealed the presence of bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics in pork products sold at Walmart stores in the eastern U.S., according to a report. Research conducted by non-profit World Animal Protection (WAP) identified several strains of bacteria in the meat, 80 percent of which were resistant to at least one antibiotic. Furthermore, the report ...

  • Is agriculture at risk from cyber crime?

    November 18, 2019

    Most media coverage about cyber-crime shares horrendous examples of how individuals or families’ lives have been ruined by ruthless scams. This is no different in the agriculture sector. Cyber crime has become a major industry – and the cyber security industry has grown rapidly to tackle the scale of the problem. The Office of National Statistics estimates ...

  • J-WAFS zeroes in on food security as agricultural impacts of the climate crisis become more apparent

    October 30, 2019

    Early this August, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued yet another in a series of grave and disquieting reports outlining the extreme challenges placed on the Earth’s systems by the climate crisis. Most IPCC reports and accompanying media coverage tend to emphasize greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from energy and transportation sectors, along with ...