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Meat Industry News By Category: Sustainability

13 May 2015
How to Assess Environmental Impact of Meat Production
GLOBAL - The need to reduce the environmental impact of food production will become ever more pressing as agriculture doubles...
12 May 2015
Icelandic Vet Strike Halts Livestock Slaughter
ICELAND - Concern is running high in Iceland that a strike by vets in a dispute with the government could force some farmers...
Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Crucial to Canadian Livestock and Meat
CANADA - Canadian participation in a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement will be crucial to the future sustainability...
Second Successive Year of Growth for Irish Organic Market
IRELAND - The Irish organic market has recorded year on year growth of 3.1 per cent, according to Kantar’s latest figures...
11 May 2015
G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Agriculture ministers from around the world have backed a plan to increase food security and sustainability and...
08 May 2015
French Government Gives Aid Package to Cattle Sector
FRANCE - The French government has stepped in to lend support to the French beef and dairy sector....
Pork Checkoff Backs Lean Meat in Dietary Guidelines
US - The US Pork Checkoff is backing recommendations in previous national dietary guidelines for the consumption of lean...
FAO Predicts World Food Import Bill to Fall to Five-year Low
GLOBAL - International prices for agricultural commodities continued to decline in April and abundant inventories are poised...
07 May 2015
Energy Saving Initiative for Bernard Matthews
UK - Bernard Matthews, the largest turkey producer and processor in the UK, has broken ground on the next phase of its large-scale...
Improved Welfare to Affect Future Danish Pig Markets
DENMARK - Key players in the Danish pig industry have good intentions when it comes to animal welfare, but financial considerations...
06 May 2015
Call for Ministerial Action over North-South Sheep Trade
IRELAND - Lamb processors must act in a responsible way to stabilise the market at this important time for the sheep trade....
Australian Pork Industry Wins Carbon Reduction Contracts
AUSTRALIA - The Australian pork industry has become the first agricultural industry to be granted contracts for carbon dioxide...
Energy Saving Move for Cargill at Beef Plant
US - Meat and agrifood group Cargill has joined forces with Tesla and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), to install Tesla's...
05 May 2015
Huge Livestock, Crop Losses Expected After Nepal Earthquake
NEPAL - The recent earthquake in Nepal has very likely caused high livestock and crop losses, impacting heavily on food security....
EU Must Foster Global Food Security, say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain,...
Dairy Industry Making Considerable Energy Savings
UK – The British dairy industry has made significant progress in reducing energy consumption in dairy production through...
01 May 2015
Call for US Chicken Farmers to Improve Welfare, Cut Antibiotic Use
US - Leading animal welfare and food safety groups are urging the poultry meat industry to reduce antibiotics responsibly,...
Royal Honour for Head of Yeo Valley
UK - One of the founders and head of Yeo Valley, a UK leading organic dairy business, Mary Mead, has received this year’s...
30 April 2015
Danish Pig Sector Delivering Improvements in Welfare
DENMARK - The Danish pig meat sector is forging ahead with measures to improve the welfare of pigs and also the eating quality...
Drought Forces Australian Cattle Slaughter Up
AUSTRALIA - Adult cattle slaughter in Australia is continuing at a rapid pace driven by the on-going drought conditions....
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