President Trump takes office
What could lie ahead for the food sector under the Trump administration?
Donald Trump has set out cuts he wants the US Congress to make on the budgets of the US Department of Agriculture and the US Food and Drug Administration in the remaining months of the current fiscal period.
Donald Trump's first 11 days in the White House has seen a series of executive orders and, while some have provoked a storm of global headlines, the US food industry is trying to digest what impact the new President could have on the sector. As Ben Cooper writes, so far, the US food industry has been reluctant to comment but that may soon have to change.
Dozens of US food companies have signed a letter to US President Donald Trump offering to work with his administration on ways to "modernise" the North American Free Trade Agreement to, as they see it, "preserve and expand upon the gains achieved" from the deal so far.
Donald Trump formally removed the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement today (23 January), fulfilling a pledge the US President made during the election campaign.
Although risks of trade friction have increased with Donald Trump's election as US President, a research note from investment bank Credit Suisse sees an all-out trade war between the country and China as unlikely.
The global food industry believes international trade could become more restricted under Donald Trump as the property magnate-turned-politician prepares to be sworn in as US President later today (20 January).
US President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Sonny Perdue, the former Governor of the state of the Georgia, as the Secretary of the country's Department of Agriculture.
Canada can expected to see a "sharp increase" in food prices in 2017 as a result of higher import costs and the impact of the incoming Trump administration in the US, according to a new report.
President-elect Donald Trump has said the US will quit the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal on his first day in the White House.
Unilever CEO Paul Polman and Danone chief executive Emmanuel Faber are among a clutch of senior industry executives to reiterate their support for the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change, amid fears President-elect Donald Trump may look to remove the US from the deal.
Nestle has played down the impact any future move from the US to impose duties on products made in Mexico and sold in the north of the boarder would have on its business.
The Obama administration appears to have conceded the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal will not be pushed through in the lame-duck session of Congress before Donald Trump is inaugurated in January.
The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States shook the world and, as we moved through the week, some business leaders started to react to the news.
US chocolate maker Mars Inc called on the business community and global leaders to take "bold" action on climate change at it unveiled plans to open its third wind farm, to be located in Mexico.
Republican Donald Trump has beaten front-runner Hillary Clinton in the race to become the forty-fifth President of the United States of America. His eleventh-hour election success defied the pollsters as first the key swing state of Florida fell, followed by North Carolina, Ohio and finally Pennsylvania. With big business largely backing Clinton, pundits are framing Trump's win as further evidence of disillusionment with the so-called political and business classes. just-food examines the implications of the election result for the global food sector.
Food policy may not have been much discussed in the campaigns of either of the White House hopefuls so far, but when Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump takes office many of the new President's policy decisions will, either directly or indirectly, impact on the food sector. Ben Cooper casts an eye ahead to the coming four years.
Activists, industry advocates and many consumers would like food to be a more prominent issue in major elections, such as the current race to the US White House. History, Ben Cooper writes, may suggest this is a forlorn hope but, speaking to Claire Benjamin DiMattina of the Plate of the Union campaign, it is clear advocates do not believe it is a futile endeavour.
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