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18 January 2019
IFA Defends Irish Beef, Dairy Production Against Lancet Report
IRELAND - Responding to the report published by The Lancet yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the report fails to take any account of how carbon efficiently food is produced in different regions of the world, or the very high standards that Irish...
14 December 2018
Climate Change Imperils Midwest Ag Production
US - A new Cornell University-led study shows that Midwest agriculture is increasingly vulnerable to climate change because of the region's reliance on growing rain-fed crops....
Study: Organic Food Worse for Climate
SWEDEN - Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. ...
12 December 2018
NFU's New Report Highlights Role of Farming, Enhancing Environment
UK - The NFU published an important new benchmarking report on the farmed environment, launching with a high-profile stakeholder event in London yesterday (11 December) attended by Defra Minister George Eustice....
Farm Bureau Applauds EPA's New Clean Water Rule Proposal
State Farm Bureau presidents from across the nation attended an event today at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington to witness the signing of the proposed Clean Water Rule. ...
07 December 2018
NFUS Maps out Scottish Farming’s Requirements from Scottish Budget
SCOTLAND, UK - This week, NFU Scotland wrote to the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay MSP, ahead of the annual budget statement to parliament next week (12 December) setting out the measures that its members need...
Increased Soil Contamination Puts Food Safety, Food Security at Risk
GLOBAL - Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, said FAO on World Soil Day....
06 December 2018
Growing Pile of Human, Animal Waste Harbors Threats, Opportunities
GLOBAL - As demand for meat and dairy products increases across the world, much attention has landed on how livestock impact the environment, from land usage to greenhouse gas emissions....
04 December 2018
Maple Leaf Joins Global CEOs to Urge Greater Action on Climate Change
GLOBAL - Maple Leaf Foods reinforced its commitment to environmental leadership as one of 50 major global businesses, and the only protein company, which have published an open letter to the world's governments urging greater collaboration in the fight...
26 November 2018
Important Step Towards Measuring, Managing & Monitoring Beef, Lamb's Environmental Credentials
UK - Three meat levy bodies have jointly commissioned a new project to pave the way for a sustainability framework for livestock production in Great Britain....
21 November 2018
Artificially Intelligent Food Solutions Reduce Waste of Resources
DENMARK - Klavs Martin Sorensen is an associate professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH FOOD), in the Chemometrics and Analytical Technology section, where he researches rapid methods that can optimise food production....
19 November 2018
Vegetarian Diet Beats Local in Lowering Climate Footprint
EU - A study released last month provides a more comprehensive accounting of the greenhouse gas emissions from EU diets. It shows that meat and dairy products are responsible for the lion's share of greenhouse emissions from the EU diet....
02 November 2018
AHDB Beef & Lamb Seeks Industry Members for Major Beef Project
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is urging anyone in the beef industry with an interest in beef cattle nutrition and performance to get involved in helping to shape a new project to deliver improved beef cattle feeding guidelines....
30 October 2018
FAO: Harnessing Power of Livestock to Drive Sustainable Development
GLOBAL - A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector — especially to the lives of millions of poor, animal-dependent small-scale producers in developing countries — but also says that changes in policies...
17 October 2018
IFA: Smart Farming Cost Exceeds Cost Saving Target; Ways to Reduce GHG Emissions Identified
IRELAND - To mark UN World Food Day, Smart Farming, the voluntary programme led by IFA in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has announced its 2018 results. World Food Day highlights important issues including food security,...
25 September 2018
Climate Change Reshapes Agriculture; Global Trade to be Increasingly Pivotal
GLOBAL - With climate change poised to alter significantly the ability of many world regions to produce food, it is expected that international trade in agricultural products will have an increasingly important contribution to feeding the planet and responding...
21 September 2018
Research Reveals How Same Foods Create Markedly Different Environmental Impacts
UK - Researchers at Oxford University and the Swiss agricultural research institute, Agroscope, have created the most comprehensive database yet on the environmental impacts of nearly 40,000 farms, and 1,600 processors, packaging types, and retailers....
17 September 2018
'High-yield' Farming Costs Environment Less Than Previously Thought
UK - Agriculture that appears to be more eco-friendly but uses more land may actually have greater environmental costs per unit of food than "high-yield" farming that uses less land, a new study has found....
11 September 2018
Official Opening of Vion's New Cattle Slaughterhouse in Waldkraiburg
GERMANY - On Saturday (8 September), Vion's COO Bernd Stange welcomed guests from politics, society, agriculture and customers of the company to the official opening of the most modern beef production location of Vion in Waldkraiburg....
27 August 2018
Industry Collaborates to Improve Beef Feed Guidelines
UK - Acting on the outcome of an industry review, AHDB Beef & Lamb is funding a five-year collaborative project to deliver improved beef cattle feeding guidelines....
12 July 2018
20% of Americans Responsible for Almost Half of US Food-related GHGs
US - On any given day, 20 per cent of Americans account for nearly half of US diet-related greenhouse gas emissions, and high levels of beef consumption are largely responsible, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan and...
29 June 2018
Climate Change Bill Threatens Disaster for Scottish Livestock Sector, Says QMS
SCOTLAND, UK - A stark warning that the Scottish Parliament’s Climate Change Bill could prove disastrous for the Scottish livestock sector has come from Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
13 June 2018
Choice Matters: Environmental Costs of Producing Meat, Seafood
GLOBAL - Which food type is more environmentally costly to produce - livestock, farmed seafood, or wild-caught fish?...
07 June 2018
Beef + Lamb NZ Urges Tailored Approach Towards Emissions
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) welcomes the government’s commitment to setting a new carbon target and considering accounting for the differing contributions of specific livestock emissions as consultation on proposed Zero Carbon legislation...
05 June 2018
Beef + Lamb NZ Welcomes Good Farming Practice Action Plan
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has welcomed today’s launch of the Good Farming Practice Action Plan as providing a whole of sector approach that builds on the good work already being done by individual industries....
31 May 2018
Research Reveals How Same Foods Create Markedly Different Environmental Impacts
GLOBAL - Researchers at Oxford University and the Swiss agricultural research institute, Agroscope, have created the most comprehensive database yet on the environmental impacts of nearly 40,000 farms, and 1,600 processors, packaging types, and retailers....
25 May 2018
Nature Conservancy Teams with Nestlé Purina, Cargill to Sustainability of Improve Beef Supply Chain
US - The Nature Conservancy, in collaboration with Nestlé Purina and Cargill, is launching a three-year water project to improve the sustainability of the beef supply chain. This project is expected to reduce the environmental impact of row crop irrigation...
23 May 2018
Research Aimed at Nitrite Poisoning Leads to Methane Mitigation
US - Two government researchers and a college graduate student aiming at one issue in the cattle industry are finding they can address two issues - nitrite poisoning and methane emissions - with an animal probiotic they are developing....
 
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