June 19, 2018
The news opens today reporting that in response to the U.S. implementation
of Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum, Mexico has imposed new
duties on imports of U.S. pork. On June 5, tariffs on chilled and frozen
pork cuts were increased from zero to 10 percent. Effective July 5, 2018,
the rate will increase to 20 percent. Mexico also applied a 15 percent
duty to pork-only sausages and a 20 percent duty to some cooked ham and
We post a
summary as prepared by USMEF’s on the impact on Mexico’s retaliatory
duties on U.S. pork.
Retail Federation issued a statement after President Trump said he is
considering tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods if
China does not yield to U.S. demands: The NRF said "a tit-for-tat
trade war has erupted and American families are caught in the middle.
Higher prices for everyday essentials and lost jobs threaten to sap the
energy out of the strong U.S. economy just as most Americans are starting
to enjoy the benefits of historic tax reform. This reckless escalation is
the latest reminder that Congress must step in and exert its authority on
soybeans were down more than 2% Tuesday morning. Soybeans tumbled Tuesday
after President Donald Trump threatened additional tariffs on the world's
largest soy importer, raising concerns of retaliatory import taxes
that could further target American agricultural products.
news, more than two-thirds of older adults are managing more than one
chronic disease. Despite this rising trend, adults today
are tuning into their health and turning to nutrition to do so. A new
study, conducted by the International Food Information Council and
supported by Abbott, found that heart and muscle health were the top two
health topics that adults over 50 years old are paying attention to – at
80 and 75 percent respectively. Brain health and having enough energy were
equally important health topics for adults at 74 percent.
Minnesota-based agricultural and shipping giant Cargill is emerging as a
leading voice in support of global trade as President Donald Trump imposes
tariffs on other countries. Global trade can be used to promote the
environment, education and equality if organizations work together, Devry
Boughner Vorwerk, Cargill’s chief of global corporate affairs, said.
Vorwerk wants the U.S. to return to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade
agreement, support the North American Free Trade Agreement, end the Cuban
embargo and open trade with North Korea.
announced that DNA testing of specific nutrition and health genetic
markers is being incorporated into its comprehensive weight loss offerings.
Jenny Craig is the first national commercial weight loss company to
integrate DNA testing into its comprehensive weight loss plans. Through
genetic testing, Jenny Craig will, among other things, look to optimize
members' weight loss results by matching their genes to the best
nutritional program for them.
market research firm Packaged Facts in the new report Breakfast and
Breakfast Foods All Day: Culinary Trend Tracking Series, the percent
of U.S. adults who agree that breakfast is the most important meal a day
has notched down somewhat from 57% in 2007 to 52% in 2017.
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