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23 March 2015
French Fisheries Eco Label Approved
FRANCE - The French fishing industry, through France Agrimer, have launched a public Eco label standard following a period...
Red Meat Vital to Balanced Diet
UK - Meat from grass-fed cattle and sheep can have up to 10 times more long-chain omega-3 fatty acids than meat from animals...
20 March 2015
Effectiveness of Stunning Methods to Come Under Scrutiny
EU - The effectiveness of stunning methods and the welfare of animals are to come under scrutiny at a special technical meeting...
Calls for Sustainable European Food System
EU - The WWF is calling on the European Commission’s First Vice-President Frans Timmermans to develop a clear plan for...
Harmonisation of Organic Farming Proposed for EU
EU - An EU harmonised approach could address the issue of the presence of non-authorised substances in organic products. ...
Premier Stresses Economic Targets, Agricultural Reform
CHINA - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for more reforms in agriculture and foreign trade....
19 March 2015
UK Budget Brings Good News for Farmers
UK - UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has announced an allowance to farmers to spread their incomes over five...
Political Parties Commit Support to UK Poultry Sector
UK - Ahead of the general election in May, political parties have committed government support to the poultry industry....
International Poultry Council Welcomes New Associate Member
GLOBAL - Morris & Associates has joined the International Poultry Council (IPC) as an Associate Member....
18 March 2015
Moves to Improve Beef Checkoff Under Fire
US - Beef producers in the US have hit out at the way the beef sector is attempting to improve the Beef Checkoff system....
17 March 2015
Aiming for Profitable Sustainable Poultry Sector
EU - Faced with a difficult few years ahead, newly elected Chairman of Copa-Cogeca Poultry and Eggs Working Party Charles...
Agriculture Helping Irish Economic Recovery
IRELAND - The latest strong growth figures for the Irish economy for 2014 show clearly the major role agriculture is playing...
16 March 2015
Call on European Commission to Fully Enforce Slaughter Regulations
EU – The European Commission has been called on to phase out killing methods, which cause intense suffering to animals,...
EU Lifts Ban on Paraguayan Beef
PARAGUAY - The European Union has lifted the ban placed on Paraguayan beef as a result of a Foot-and-Mouth outbreak in September...
French Protesters Set Fire to Spanish Pork
SPAIN - The UNIÓ of Llauradors i Ramaders, the Spanish farmers Union, and ASAJA Castilla y León have condemned the attack...
13 March 2015
Most EU Foods Within Pesticides Limits
EU - A test of different foods by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has shown that more than 97 per cent contain...
Bird Flu Trade Bans on US Poultry to Affect Pork and Beef
US - News that more than 40 countries have banned poultry imports from Minnesota after a lethal strain of avian influenza...
12 March 2015
Call for Simplified Colour Coded Nutrition Labelling in France
FRANCE - A new public health act in France is to establish a simplified form of nutrition labelling on foods....
Vision for Welsh Red Meat Industry to 2020
UK - The Welsh red meat industry should aim to increase sales by at least 34 per cent to £776 million a year by 2020....
Dunbia Executives Reappointed to Agri Food Strategy Board
UK – Northern Irish Dunbia Deputy Group Chief Executive, Tony O’Neill has been reappointed as Chair of the Agri-Food...
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