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25531. 10/12/2007
09/12/2007 (The Hindu) - It is common knowledge that farm subsidies and technology infusion combined to boost global agricultural production in recent years. Rapidly increasing output unmatched by demand growth resulted in farm goods prices staying depressed for a large part of the period between 1995 and 2005. Inventories of major commodities expanded. Existing high consumption levels and issues such as obesity resulted in consumption growth stagnating in developed countries, even as the Asian economic crisis and frequent outbreak of diseases added to demand-side problems.
25532. 10/12/2007
29/11/2007 (Business Standard) - UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi wrote to the Prime Minister when the Asean Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was being negotiated many months ago, alerting him to the need to be cautious, especially where India’s agriculture interests were concerned. Now, with the FTA nearly sewn up, and the Prime Minister promising some more “flexibility”, is another Sonia letter on its way? Commerce Secretary G K Pillai tells Sunil Jain and Rituparna Bhuyan that the fears are unfounded. Excerpts:
25533. 10/12/2007
30/11/2007 (domain-b.com), Mumbai - Starting tomorrow, the government will reduce or altogether abolish tariffs on 555 products as part of a free-trade agreement with Singapore, information and broadcasting minister P R Dasmunsi said.
25534. 10/12/2007
03/12/2007 (Guardian Unlimited), Westwood - The yellow furnace in the basement of Richard Grady's Massachusetts home puts the retired engineer at the forefront of an environmental revolution. It's stoked by fuel derived from soybeans.
25535. 10/12/2007
06/12/2007 (IC Wales) - EATING chips may be a guilty pleasure but it could also help you power your car and save the planet at the same time.
25536. 10/12/2007
03/12/2007 (The Economic Times), New Delhi - The government hopes the import of edible oils in the current oil year would be about two lakh tons less than the quantity imported in 2006-07 on the back of increased domestic production.
25537. 07/12/2007
06/12/2007 (Channel News Asia), Singapore - As Singapore seeks to build itself as a biodiesel hub, industry watchers say the next couple of years will be critical.
25538. 07/12/2007
06/12/2007 (BangkokPost.com) – Energy Minister Piyasvasti Amranand warned that a recent decision by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) not to increase production is a signal that prices will remain high unless global demand declines.
25539. 07/12/2007
06/12/2007 (Thai News Agency), Bangkok – In response to His Majesty King Bhumibol's advice on bio-diesel production, Thailand's Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives Ministry is set to accelerate expanding oil plant growing areas to accommodate alternative fuel production.
25540. 07/12/2007
05/12/2007 (Daily Times, Pakistan), Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian exports grew at the fastest annual pace in nearly a year in October, as strong sales of palm oil and crude oil offset modest demand for electronics, government data showed on Tuesday.
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