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04 March 2021
Indigenous groups in the Amazon sue retailer Casino over rainforest destruction
Indigenous people from Brazil and Colombia have sued retailer Casino in a French court on 3 March over the selling of beef linked to land grabbing and deforestation in the Amazon....
03 March 2021
Japanese companies go high-tech in the battle against food waste
Japanese companies are ramping up the use of artificial intelligence and other advanced technology to reduce waste and cut costs in the pandemic, and looking to score some sustainability points along the way....
01 March 2021
AHDB launches Carbon Week to support UK farmers
AHDB is bringing UK farmers an essential guide to carbon and carbon footprinting in a series of free webinars starting on 1 March. ...
Farming unions react to EU's strategy on climate change
EU farming union Copa and Cogeca have welcomed the release of the European Union's climate change adaptation strategy. ...
28 February 2021
Insect protein expected to crawl ahead in 2020s
Rabobank predicts that demand for insect protein could reach 500,000 metric tonnes by 2030. ...
26 February 2021
EU moves to become climate-resilient
The European Union has developed a new strategy on adapting to climate change, setting out the pathway to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change....
24 February 2021
CP Foods partners with Chiang Mai University to develop insect-based animal feed
CP Foods has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chiang Mai University to develop insect-based protein from black soldier fly larvae to drive Thai agriculture towards sustainable growth....
OSI tackles biggest carbon emitters for maximum reduction in emissions
OSI's Cool Farm Tool can help cattle farmers track and curb carbon emissions....
17 February 2021
Canada receives hundreds of applications for Food Waste Reduction Challenge
Canada's Agriculture Ministry welcomes the "big and diverse" turnout of Food Waste Reduction Challenge applications, saying that the applicants' innovations are ready to tackle the issue. ...
Amazing Cows Hold Promise in Pioneering Sustainable Food Systems
In today’s climate change narrative, animal-based agriculture often endures criticism for its alleged contributions to the global problem. With some naysayers ranking the industry second only to the population explosion as a root contributor to global...
15 February 2021
Cold stress: late winter storms cause challenges for cattle
A Kansas State University beef cattle specialist is urging the state’s producers to continue monitoring their cattle’s condition, especially during periods when Mother Nature sends her winter chill....
13 February 2021
The UK's improved Countryside Stewardship scheme opens for 2022 agreements
Farmers and land managers across the United Kingdom are being encouraged to apply for Countryside Stewardship (CS) agreements to help them protect and improve the natural environment....
11 February 2021
UK announces grants to help farmers prepare for ammonia permitting rules
Farmers should prepare for significant changes when it comes to ammonia emissions after Farming Minister Victoria Prentis announced plans to impose regulated environmental permitting....
09 February 2021
Australia's NFF issues statement on agriculture and climate emissions
Tony Maher, CEO of Australia's National Farmers Federation states that its climate policy is clear - farming and agriculture cannot be worse off going forward with any carbon commitments or emissions reduction schemes....
01 February 2021
Australian farmers welcome findings of key environmental report
Australia's National Farmers Federation has welcomed the final report that reviews the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act, saying that the agriculture sector can now work to implement the findings....
28 January 2021
Amazon ecosystem hurtles towards death spiral as deforestation surges in 2020
An area the size of Israel was deforested in the Amazon biome in 2020 as destruction jumped 21 percent in the region....
US farm groups cautiously welcome renewed federal action on climate change
President Joe Biden signed multiple executive orders to address the mounting challenge of climate change; farm groups like the NFU and American Farm Bureau Federation (AFB) stress that farmer input is critical for climate success. ...
27 January 2021
Satellite images confirm uneven impact of climate change
University of Copenhagen researchers have been following vegetation trends across the planet's driest areas using satellite imagery from recent decades. They have identified a troubling trend: Too little vegetation is sprouting up from rainwater in developing...
23 January 2021
EU holds second consultation on revising pesticide rules
The European Union is consulting farmers and other stakeholders on the sustainable use of pesticides before updating rules for the trading bloc....
22 January 2021
Biden begins presidency with executive actions on climate change and immigration
In his first hours as president, Joe Biden issued multiple executive orders and policy proposals that will affect the farm sector. ...
20 January 2021
CLA hits back at misleading advertising from Oatly
The UK's Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has sharply criticised new adverts from oat milk producer Oatly, saying that their campaign is "peddling misinformation"....
19 January 2021
“We must minimise carbon emissions while pursuing agricultural development” – ASU study
New research from Arizona State University finds that feeding the world while saving the planet is a difficult balancing act, but essential for our future....
Canada embraces insect farming to help tackle food waste
Canada's AgriInnovate Program has given $6 million to Enterra Feed Corporation to build an insect farm that can reduce Canada's food waste while providing livestock feed. ...
15 January 2021
EU considers incentives for low-carbon farming
Farmers across the European Union could get cash to re-wild farmland and curb emissions from belching livestock....
14 January 2021
How to understand the carbon footprint of rations
Mole Valley Farmers is helping producers to reduce the environmental impact of their rations by calculating the carbon footprint of every feed ingredient delivered to their mills....
13 January 2021
NFU UK voices agreement with The Times opinion piece on sustainable meat
National Farmers Union (NFU) Deputy President Stuart Roberts has written to The Times about eating sustainably and why going meat-free for January may not bring the expected climate benefits....
12 January 2021
UK's Rural Payments Agency fulfilled 98 percent of BPS claims despite pandemic challenges
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has delivered its best ever December payment performance, paying 98 percent of claims filed under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). ...
10 January 2021
EU publishes CAP recommendations for individual member states
The European Commission has published recommendations for the Common Agricultural Policy to support member states as they embark on the European Green Deal....
 
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