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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 3 November 2010

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Editorial - Animal Production Emerges from Shadow of Climate Change

The global livestock industry casts a long shadow in the way the industry adds to climate change, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris, in a report from the recent World Meat Congress. The industry uses 26 per cent of land for pasture and 35 per cent of all arable land for livestock feed. It also has a vast capacity to consume biomass and uses eight per cent of the total water used in the world.

In total, the livestock industry emits 2.7 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide ((CO2), which is nine per cent of total anthropogenic CO2 emissions. It emits 2.2 billion tonnes CO2 equivalent of methane, or 37 per cent of total anthropogenic methane emissions and for nitrous oxide (N2O), it emits 2.2 billion tonnes CO2 equivalent, or 65 per cent of total anthropogenic N2O emissions.

However, the major contributions come from deforestation, explained Henning Steinfeld from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, speaking at the Congress on the theme of the sustainability of the meat industry. He made the point that the livestock industry needs to dissociate itself from deforestation practices.

And finally, a US petfood company, Original Pet Food Company, has introduced what it says us the first pet food line made from organic, grass-fed beef, providing a host of pet health and environmental benefits.

Jackie Linden



* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 4 new features this week:

Emerging from the Shadow of Climate Change
The global livestock industry is casting a long shadow in the way the industry is adding to climate change, writes TheMeatSite senior editor Chris Harris.
Ukraine Livestock and Products Voluntary Annual Report
In 2011, production of pork in Ukraine will continue to increase, although at a somewhat slower rate, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. The beef industry will continue its 20 year stagnation trend. Ukraine will continue to import pork and export domestically produced beef to Russia.
International Meat Review - 14 October 2010
US beef inports have fallen by more than five per cent compared to last year according to the latest International Meat Review.
UK Poultry and Poultry Meat Statistics - October 2010
This monthly publication by Defra combines the UK Hatcheries Survey and Poultry Slaughterhouse Survey results together with other Defra statistics, and trade data. It includes data to September 2010.
* Company News

Marel's Revenue on the Up
ICELAND - Revenues in the third quarter of the year for meat and food processing equipment manufacturer Marel reached €149.5 million, an increase of 33.5 per cent compared to revenues from core business in the same period the year before when tehy stood at € 112.0 million.
* Global Meat Processing Industry News

   United States

 » Registration Now Open for 2011 AMI Expo
 » NTF Convention Attracts Top USDA Food Safety Official
 » CME: Corn, Soy Prices Rises Hit Poultry Production
 » FDA Awards Grants for Food and Feed Safety
 » US and Canadian Hog Inventory Down Two Per Cent
 » Cattle Outlook
 » Nitrite May Inhibit Early Stage Colon Cancer
 » "Continued Improvement at Pilgrim's," Says CEO
 » New Chemical Test for Dispersant in Gulf Seafood
 » OSU to Hold 2nd Annual Animal Welfare Symposium
 » Revised Directive on Recall of Meat, Poultry Products
 » Pork Checkoff Supports Return of McRib Nationwide
 » International Egg and Poultry Review: US
 » New Proposal from Ethanol Industry Concerns AMI
 » Pet Food from Organic, Grass-Fed Beef

   Mexico

 » Bachoco Announces CEO Retirement

   Ireland

 » Blueprint for Dairy Bull Beef

   Denmark

 » End of an Era for Rødding Plant

   United Kingdom

 » Northern Foods on Target
 » Retail Tactics Strangle UK Beef Industry
 » Two Other Winners at David Black Award Event
 » Meryl Ward Recognised for Contribution to Industry
 » 2 Sisters Appoints UK MD

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   European Union

 » EU to Organise Pig Meat Reflection Day
 » EU Pig Prices: Basic Mood is Positive
 » EFSA Shares Progress on Work on Emerging Risks

   Canada

 » Govt Cracks Down on Livestock Transport Violators
 » Maple Leaf Results Hit by Rising Raw Material Costs
 » Federal-Provincial Funding Aids Promotion
 » Two Directors Resign from Maple Leaf Foods' Board

   Argentina

 » Argentinean Exports Halve In 2010

   Philippines

 » Poultry Firm President is Entrepreneur of the Year

   Pakistan

 » Malaysia Approves Pakistani Abattoir for Beef Export

   Russian Federation

 » Cherkizovo Constructs Pig Farm in Lipetsk

   Japan

 » American Meat Recipe 100 Now Available on iPhones

   Chile

 » Chile Sees Cattle Prices Rise

   General

 » Increased Global Beef Trade Expected in 2011
 » US Drops Appeal over WTO Ruling

   France

 » Seafood Prices on a Rising Tide

   India

 » Rising White Shrimp Production Pushes Up Exports

   China

 » Further Accreditation of Food Inspection Bodies

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   Malaysia

 » KFCH Buys Four Poultry Firms



That's all for this week!

Ed.

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