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02 December 2020
New study outlines the link between Brazilian beef exports and deforestation
Researchers have outlined the link between Brazil's beef industry and deforestation by examining slaughterhouse export licenses, customs records, and slaughterhouse cattle origins for more than 3,000 companies who handl Brazil’s beef trade....
26 November 2020
UK Government issues new advice on ear tags for livestock exporters
The UK has changed its policy regarding ear tags for livestock exports and movements from Great Britain to the EU and Northern Ireland from 1 January. ...
21 November 2020
Emerging research shows that Australians care more about their food since the start of the pandemic
The research from the National Farmers Federation shows that almost one quarter of Australians say that COVID-19 has made them more conscious of where their food comes from. ...
18 November 2020
China’s trade partners resist coronavirus food tests on imports
Major food-producing countries are growing increasingly irritated with China’s scrutiny of imported products and are calling on it to stop aggressive testing for the coronavirus....
06 November 2020
UK grocer Sainsburys warns of reduced ranges in Northern Ireland without Brexit clarity
British supermarket Sainsburys says it could have to cut its range of offering in Northern Ireland unless it gets clarity on the province’s trading status after the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December....
EU citizens' "End the Cage Age" initiative moves forward
The European Commission has received the "End the Cage Age" citizens' initiative, moving it closer to implementation. ...
03 November 2020
UK trade ministry reports that bilateral trade talks with the US are “on track”
Britain and the United States report that ongoing trade talks are heading towards a comprehensive agreement....
Welsh government sees key opportunity to protect farm animals
The RSPCA says that a post-Brexit subsidy scheme that incentivises improved animal welfare outcomes could help millions of farm animals in Wales. ...
30 October 2020
UK's celebrity farmers urge MPs to safeguard farming standards ahead of Agriculture Bill vote
Some of the UK's best-known farmers are calling on MPs to support British food and farming standards ahead of the 4 November vote on the Agriculture Bill. ...
27 October 2020
UK says that “time is very short” as negotiations with EU continue
In talks between the United Kingdom and European Union on 26 October, UK negotiators said that time was very short to bridge the significant gaps remaining on key issues between the two parties....
Scottish meat producers urged to make contingency plans
Quality Meat Scotland is encouraging its members to develop contingency plans to weather challenges from COVID-19. ...
26 October 2020
EU lawmakers to permit “veggie burger” labelling, but take a hard line on dairy labels
The European Parliament says that restaurants and shops in the European Union should be allowed to label products as “veggie burgers” or “vegan sausages” but call for tighter curbs on labelling of plant-based dairy substitutes....
20 October 2020
Farmers ask EU parliament to ban terms such as "veggie burger"
Restaurants and shops in the European Union could be barred from marketing products as "veggie burgers" or "vegan sausage" if farmers get their way in a debate this week in the European parliament....
US meat industry lobbies USDA for mandatory labelling of cell-based meat products
The Meat Institute and AMPS Innovation have sent a joint letter to the USDA expressing their concerns on labelling for cell-based and cultured meat and poultry products. ...
19 October 2020
Stalled Brexit negotiations threaten EU agri-food industry
Members of the EU-wide agri-food sector welcome continued negotiations between the UK and EU, but ask for greater clarity and support when planning for the future relationship. ...
14 October 2020
New campaign hopes to give grass-fed Irish beef an edge
Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, is launching a big impact marketing campaign placing grass-fed Irish beef in the spotlight this autumn in a bid to drive awareness of its premium qualities and Ireland’s unique grass-fed production systems...
12 October 2020
EU leaders move to ensure tough enforcement powers in Brexit deal
The Financial Times reports that EU leaders like French President Emmanuel Macron will insist on stringent enforcement rules for any trade deal with the UK....
UK ministers move to deny MPs vote on blocking chlorinated chicken imports
Reporting in The Independent states that British cabinet members will use an “obscure” rule to prevent lawmakers from voting on food imports....
09 October 2020
EU livestock organisations lobby for stricter labelling of vegan meat products
European livestock organisations are launching a campaign against the "misuse of meat denominations" for vegan and plant-based meat products. ...
06 October 2020
UK signals that it is open to Australia-style EU deal, but snags remain
As negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal between the United Kingdom and European Union reach their final weeks, PM Johnson says the UK could trade with the EU on similar terms to Australia in case no deal is reached....
USDA moves to overhaul labelling to deter organic fraud
After multiple cases of organic food fraud eroded consumer confidence, the USDA moves to strengthen its oversight of organic production....
27 September 2020
EU farming union warns that No-deal Brexit would compound COVID-19 impact
As negotiations between the UK and European Union continue to falter, Copa warns that No-deal could result in devastating blows to the Europe and Britain's agriculture sectors. ...
23 September 2020
Marfrig executive pledges to reduce direct emissions by over 40 percent by 2035
A top executive with Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods, the world’s top hamburger producer, says the company expects to achieve a 43 percent reduction in direct emissions by 2035....
08 September 2020
British meat industry highlights weaknesses in Brexit preparations
New meat industry campaign exposes glaring weaknesses in Brexit preparations that puts £1.2 billion in trade at risk...
30 August 2020
New Zealand beef and lamb sampler boxes now available in the US
Silver Fern Farms, Marx Foods and Beef + Lamb New Zealand team up to launch online delivery sampler boxes for US customers. ...
29 August 2020
Beyond Meat initiates direct online sales of plant-based meat
On 27 August, Beyond Meat Inc launched a new website to sell its plant-based meat products to US customers....
25 August 2020
New UK polling data indicates that 75 percent welcome ban on lower-welfare food imports
The RSPCA has launched a petition urging the UK Government to keep its manifesto commitment regarding animal welfare as trade deals progress. ...
UK vets lobby to change the welfare of animals at slaughter
The comprehensive new policy authored by leading experts and vets have recommended over 65 ways to improve the welfare of animals at slaughter. ...
 
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