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05 March 2018
View news from Global Food Abundance Driving Conflict in Africa, Not Food Scarcity
AFRICA - In Africa, food abundance may be driving violent conflict rather than food scarcity....
01 March 2018
View news from Global Dairy, Cereals Push Food Prices Up in February
GLOBAL - Rising world prices for staple grains and dairy products more than offset lower prices for vegetable oils, leading global food commodity prices up in February....
View news from United Kingdom Monitoring Animal Welfare at Slaughter with New CCTV Legislation
UK - Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) to hold one day seminar ahead of new legislation coming into force....
27 February 2018
View news from Australia Cracking the Genetic Code for Complex Traits in Cattle
AUSTRALIA - A massive global study involving 58,000 cattle has pinpointed the genes that influence the complex genetic trait of height in cattle, opening the door for researchers to use the same approach to map high-value traits including those important...
05 February 2018
View news from India AAP Govt Defends Law Criminalising Consumption of Beef
INDIA - The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP, English: Common Man's Party) government on Monday defended in the Delhi High Court a law criminalising possession and consumption of beef in the national capital, saying the state was obligated under the Constitution...
02 February 2018
View news from Denmark Researchers Discover New Cattle Disease, Prevent it from Spreading
DENMARK - Within Danish cattle breeding, the semen of one breeding bull is used to inseminate a lot of cows. Due to the multiple inseminations, one bull can thus sire thousands of calves. It is, therefore, vital to determine whether breeding bulls carry...
30 January 2018
View news from United States Cattlemen Say TPP a 'Missed Opportunity to Gain Greater Access' to Foreign Markets
US - Last week, there were news reports that eleven nations have finalised a revised version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership without the United States....
17 January 2018
View news from United Kingdom 'Bite Test' Could Save Millions with New Thin Cut Steak Options
UK - Early trials with an electronic bite test show the meat industry could save more than £7 million, turning cuts graded as slower cook into thin cut steaks....
09 January 2018
View news from India Supreme Court Fixes Final Beef Ban Hearing in February
UK - The Supreme Court today listed for final disposal a batch of pleas challenging the Bombay High Court verdict decriminalising the possession of beef in case of animals slaughtered outside the state....
08 January 2018
View news from Global Less Chewing the Cud, More Greening the Fuel
UK, US & BRAZIL - Plant biomass contains considerable calorific value but most of it makes up robust cell walls, an unappetising evolutionary advantage that helped grasses to survive foragers and prosper for more than 60 million years....
28 December 2017
View news from China US Beef Stampedes Chinese Market
CHINA - More US beef companies are selling their product to China to meet increasing demand....
20 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Significant Margin Compression of Retail Beef Price Spread for Traditional Retailers
US - We remind readers that USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will release three major livestock-related reports this Friday at noon (Eastern Time): monthly "Cattle on Feed", monthly "Cold Storage", and "Quarterly Hogs and Pigs". This...
12 December 2017
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Declines in November Amid Cereals Boom
GLOBAL - Global food prices declined marginally in November, as lower dairy prices offset a sharp increase in sugar and vegetable oil quotations, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index....
06 December 2017
View news from Denmark Sustainability to Elevate Danish Crown
DENMARK - Under the banner 'Feeding the World', the Danish Crown group is launching a new strategy for sustainability and corporate social responsibility to ensure sustainable food for the Earth's rapidly growing population. ...
01 December 2017
View news from United States Uncertainty Surrounds US Livestock Methane Emission Estimates
US - A new study of methane emissions from livestock in the United States - led by a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences - has challenged previous top-down estimates....
29 November 2017
View news from Nigeria Misuse of Antibiotics in Livestock, Poultry Also Causes Resistance in Humans, Says Expert
NIGERIA - Solomon Chollom, a medical laboratory scientist with the National Veterinary Research Institute, says the misuse of antibiotics in livestock and poultry can also make humans resistant to the drug....
15 November 2017
View news from United States WTO Rules in Favor of US in Beef Dispute with Indonesia
US - This week the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of the United States in a dispute with Indonesia over its complex and opaque import requirements for beef and beef products. ...
13 November 2017
View news from China Urgent Need to Curb Overuse of Antibiotics in Animals
CHINA - On 7 November, the World Health Organization issued formal guidelines for the animal industries, which calls for food-animal producers to refrain from using antibiotics in healthy animals, so as to curb the rampancy of drug-resistant bacteria....
07 November 2017
View news from European Union IFA Demands Much Stronger, More Robust Defence in EU Beef Sector
EU - Speaking at a high level COPA beef event in Brussels yesterday evening attended by EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan and Agriculture Ministers from across the EU, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said there needs to be a much stronger...
30 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Committed to Striking Right Brexit Deal for Farmers, Crofters
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland remains fully committed to striking the right Brexit deal for Scotland’s farmers and crofters....
25 October 2017
View news from United Kingdom NFU Responds to EU Council Conclusions on Brexit Negotiations
UK - On 20 October, the European Council (Article 50), in an EU-27 format, reviewed the state of Brexit negotiations and adopted conclusions....
23 October 2017
View news from Global Global CO2 Emissions Stalled for Third Consecutive Year
GLOBAL - The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row....
16 October 2017
View news from Mexico First Roadmap to Stop Transmission of Bovine, Zoonotic TB Launched
MEXICO - The first-ever roadmap to combat animal tuberculosis (bovine TB) and its transmission to humans, referred to as zoonotic TB, most often through consumption of contaminated untreated meat or dairy products from diseased animals, calls for close...
13 October 2017
View news from Global Inequalities of Hunger: Global Hunger Index Spotlights Uneven Progress in Reducing Hunger
GLOBAL - Global hunger levels have fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but more recent rising hunger scores of several countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) underline how uneven this progress has been and how precarious it is to maintain....
06 October 2017
View news from United States Report Highlights State, Local Initiatives to Reduce Antibiotics in Agriculture
US - The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has released a new report examining the ways that consumer and public health advocates are working to reduce the amount of antibiotics given to farm animals, a key contributor to antibiotic resistance. ...
05 October 2017
View news from European Union IFA Says EU Report Finds Brazil Cannot Guarantee Standards on Meat Exports
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said the latest EU FVO (Food and Veterinary Office) report covering the "Weak Flesh" meat scandal and corruption in Brazil confirms that the Brazilian authorities seriously misled the EU Commission, and cannot guarantee European...
04 October 2017
View news from European Union IFA: Brexit Solutions Must Focus on Trading Relationship with All of UK
EU - Responding to a leaked EU Commission memo suggesting an all-island approach for the agri-food sector, IFA President Joe Healy said that Ireland’s objective in the Brexit negotiations must be the maintenance of the closest possible trading arrangements...
29 September 2017
View news from Global Researchers Target Animal Farming, Meat Intake to Avoid Post-antibiotic World
GLOBAL - A new study by researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) and partners analyzes and describes a comprehensive strategy for preserving antibiotic effectiveness by reducing antibiotic use in farm animals up to 80...
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