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10 February 2015
Call for Legislative Fix to Country of Origin Labelling
CANADA - Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz called for a legislative fix to the argument over Country of Origin Labelling is a series of meetings in Washington DC last week....
30 January 2015
Sustainable Soy and Food Waste Drive Progress in Netherlands
THE NETHERLANDS – Dutch dairying has vowed to progress on sustainability this year with the announcement that it will work hard to cut food waste and source responsible soy....
20 January 2015
Lifecycle Assessment: US Beef Sustainability Improved 5 Per Cent
ANALYSIS - Kim Stackhouse, NCBA Director of Sustainability Research, explains how the NCBA Lifecycle Assessment Study shows that sustainability of US beef production has improved 5 per cent when looking at all three pillars - economics, social and environmental....
19 January 2015
Can Sustainable Intensification Help Feed the World?
ANALYSIS - Sustainable intensification is one way to feed our growing population, according to Dr. Frank Mitloehner, professor at University of California-Davis. ...
16 January 2015
Why is McDonald's Passionate about Sustainable Beef?
ANALYSIS - Francesca DeBiase, VP Strategic Sourcing, Sustainability at McDonald's, said buying verified sustainable beef by 2016 is one of McDonald's key commitments....
07 January 2015
Call for Country of Origin Labelling on UK Dairy Products
UK - The British government is calling on the European Commission to introduce country of origin labelling on milk and dairy products....
18 December 2014
Scientists and Industry Progressing on Cow Talk
GLOBAL - Thoughts on the language of cattle, both dead and alive, are currently receiving major scrutiny....
16 December 2014
New UK Food Labelling Regulations
UK - New Food Information to Consumers’ (FIC) regulations are now in force, as of 13 December. ...
20 November 2014
Western Australian Livestock Registration
AUSTRALIA - All owners of livestock within Western Australia must be registered and their stock identified in accordance with the relevant regulations. All beekeepers must also be registered and their hives identified. Forms are available to complete...
18 November 2014
Antimicrobials: Usage Falling, Resistance Rising
GLOBAL – Antimicrobial usage is falling in Europe but bacterial resistance to antibiotics is increasing at an alarming rate....
17 November 2014
Sharing Data Between Producers, Processors and Retailers Would Benefit All
UK -The benefits of sharing data between producers, processors and retailers could add value to all stages of the supply chain and improve British livestock production, says Innovation for Agriculture (IfA), the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and Warwickshire...
21 October 2014
Food Labels Can Reduce Environmental Impacts of Livestock
US - With global food demand expected to outpace the availability of water by the year 2050, consumers can make a big difference in reducing the water used in livestock production....
14 October 2014
$7.5 million Investment into Canadian Agri Traceability Services
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $7.5 million to the Canadian Agri Traceability Services to develop, implement and operate a national livestock traceability data service....
22 September 2014
British Vets Prefer British Meat and Fish
UK - Vets across Britain really care about where their meat, fish, dairy products and eggs come from, with an overwhelming majority buying British....
22 August 2014
Colombia's Cattle ID Plans Progressing
COLOMBIA – National efforts to bring full traceability across Colombia’s 24 million cattle herd are ahead of schedule....
20 August 2014
Russia to Introduce Electronic Veterinary Certificates
RUSSIA - Russia is to introduce electronic veterinary certificates from February 2017....
05 August 2014
Official Cattle Traceability Scheme Started in Dominican Republic
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Cattle in the Dominican Republic will now be traced through a national system logging breeding data and health records....
16 July 2014
Test Tube Milk Can’t Beat the Real Thing
NEW ZEALAND – Farmers needn’t worry about test tube milk products threatening the dairy industry yet, Federated Farmers of New Zealand (FFNZ) has assured....
07 July 2014
US Initiates Discussion on Animal Welfare in South Korea
SOUTH KOREA - The US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) is taking a proactive approach on animal welfare and sustainability in its discussion with importers in South Korea....
03 July 2014
Let’s Keep COOL this Independence Day, Says Farmers Union
US - More than 74 million Americans plan to celebrate the US's independence this weekend by enjoying a barbecue. About 900 million pounds of pork, beef and chicken will be purchased around the country this week. With all that meat on the grill over the...
18 June 2014
New US Campaign for Better Food Labelling
US - A new national poll reveals a consumer mandate for better food production practices and Consumer Reports has launched a campaign to end the 'natural' label in favour of one that underscores a more sustainable system....
13 June 2014
China Takes Further Step With Dutch on Dairy
CHINA – Further diplomatic progress has been made in the bid to put more Dutch dairy produce on the Chinese market....
27 May 2014
Debate on GMO Stirs Strong Feelings in NYC
ANALYSIS - A panel of experts on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) gathered April 27 at the Food Book Fair in Williamsburg to debate the risks and benefits of genetically modified food. The debate, sponsored by the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD),...
Dutch Chef Champions Gouda Cheese
NETHERLANDS – A Dutch chef is embracing a traditional cheese production method in recognition of food labeling legislation protecting the process....
20 May 2014
Use Trade Talks to Address 'Protectionist' EU Dairy Measures
US/EU – Trade talks with the European Union (EU) should be used to address export barriers on US dairy produce, says a group of House of Representatives members....
16 May 2014
NFU Asks Members to Report Retailers Breaching GSCOP
UK - Farmers and growers can now make anonymous reports of retailers suspected of breaching the Groceries Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) through the NFU, thanks to a new scheme....
13 May 2014
US NFU Tells Livestock Committee Consumers Want Origin Labelling
US - Consumers are willing to pay more for their food if they know its origin....
02 May 2014
Farmers Union President Discusses COOL, Competition and RFS at House Livestock Hearing
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has testified before a US House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development and Credit hearing to review the state of the livestock industry....
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