China halts salmon imports over possible link to Beijing outbreak as consumers leap to conclusions

China has halted imports from European salmon suppliers amid fears they may be linked to a coronavirus outbreak at a Beijing market , although experts say the fish itself is unlikely to carry the disease. State-run newspapers reported that the Read More …

How farmers and essential agricultural workers are protecting food security during COVID-19

Essential agricultural workers are continuing to travel across regional areas and some state boundaries and, while most Australians are confined to their neighbourhoods, farmers must allow seasonal workers onto their properties for essential work, such as picking crops or shearing Read More …

US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): Guidance On The Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

As the Nation comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, on March 16th the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America that highlighted the importance of the critical infrastructure workforce. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) executes the Secretary Read More …

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA): Coronavirus: no evidence that food is a source or transmission route

EFSA’s chief scientist, Marta Hugas, said: “Experiences from previous outbreaks of related coronaviruses, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), show that transmission through food consumption did not occur. At the moment, Read More …

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

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 Read More …

Walmart Pork Containing Superbugs Resistant to Important Antibiotics Found

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 Read More …

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

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 Read More …

China’s Pig Pandemic Should Worry Everyone

It’s a familiar and ominous story. A deadly pathogen with no known cure begins spreading in China. Rather than acknowledge the problem, officials throughout the Chinese government shut down media coverage, while under-reporting infection and mortality rates for fear of career Read More …