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17 April 2014
How Can EU Food be Produced to Higher Welfare Standards?
ANALYSIS - A five year plan has been launched to encourage the production, sourcing and consumption of food and products from animals to be from higher welfare regimes across Europe....
15 April 2014
NFU Statement Safe, Accurate Food Labeling Act
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued a statement in opposition to H.R. 4432, The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, sponsored by Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., and G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C....
08 April 2014
Appeal Court Overturns Rule on Country of Origin Labelling Injunction
US - The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has overturned a previous ruling that stopped a group of meat and livestock industry organisations calling for an injunction on the implementation of the US country of origin labelling...
04 April 2014
World Trade Talks Stall over Definition of Safety Standards
GLOBAL - World Trade Organisation talks over an agricultural trade deal have hit another block as one of the negotiating committees could not reach an agreement over a definition for private standards for food safety and animal and plant health....
28 March 2014
Could Horse Meat Scandal Happen Again?
ANALYSIS - The horse meat scandal or another illegal adulteration of food products could easily occur again....
26 March 2014
Charles Sercombe Back in the NFU Livestock Chair
UK - Leicestershire farmer Charles Sercombe has been unanimously re-elected chairman of the National Farmers Union’s national livestock board. Mr Sercombe, who has 2,000 sheep on 200 acres at Frisby-on-the-Wreake near Melton Mowbray, took over as chairman...
25 March 2014
EU Council Addresses Organic Production, Meat Labelling
EU - Yesterday's meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council included discussions on harmonising rules on organic farming and divergent views of country-of-origin labelling of meat....
NFU Outlines Funding Priorities for 2015
US - Last week National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted testimony to the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Agriculture Appropriations, outlining NFU’s priorities for Fiscal Year 2015 funding for agricultural programs....
24 March 2014
More Traceability For Canada's Cows and Milk
CANADA - A dairy sector agri-marketing programme worth almost CAN$100,000 has received dairy industry support....
27 February 2014
Call for Supermarkets to Sell More British Produce
UK – UK supermarkets should listen to British consumers and stock more British food....
25 February 2014
Consumer Pressure Remains on Retailers to Back British Farming
UK - Retailers should listen to their customers and show their support for British farming by stocking more British food, NFU President Peter Kendall said today....
05 February 2014
McDonald's Sustainability VP Wants to Collaborate, Not Mandate
ANALYSIS - Bob Langert, McDonald's VP of Global Sustainability, told US cattle farmers and ranchers at the National Cattleman's Beef Association meeting (NCBA) that "sustainability isn't broken," but it's "filled with opportunity" to grow the beef industry,...
31 January 2014
Bullish Outlook Complicated By Dairy Steers and Other 'Minor Irritations'
US - Producers can be certain of cattle supplies remaining tight for 2014, while other factors, including the Californian dairy herd, muddy the waters on how markets will pan out....
30 January 2014
Cattlemen Voice Farm Bill Opposition
US – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has announced its opposition to the Agricultural Act of 2014 as it does not address ‘priority issues’....
NFU Responds to State of Union Address on Energy
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraged by the president’s commitment to our country’s energy future, said NFU President Roger Johnson following President Obama’s State of the Union address....
24 January 2014
NFU Reiterates Farm Bill Priorities, Urges No Changes to COOL
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has sent a letter to the members of the farm bill conference committee emphasizing the importance of finishing a five-year, comprehensive farm bill as soon as possible....
23 January 2014
Dairy Must Help Satisfy Nutrition Message and Food Security
ITALY – Consumer nutrition and food security is at the forefront of Europe’s dairy agenda, a leading European Commissioner has announced....
20 January 2014
European Parliament Calls for Crack Down on Food Fraud
EU - European Members of Parliament have called on European countries to fix penalties for food fraud at at least twice the economic gain the fraudster gets from the crime....
08 January 2014
Call to Buy British
UK - British consumers, businesses and public sector organisations should buy more British food products....
03 January 2014
Panama Strengthen Cooperation on Agri-food Matters
SPAIN - The directors-general of the Agricultural and Cattle Research Institute of Panama (IDIAP), Dr Paulo Ducasa, and the Institute for Research and Technology in Food and Agriculture (IRTA), Dr Josep M. Monfort, have signed a bilateral agri-food collaboration...
19 December 2013
Yorkshire Cheese Gets European Protected Status
EU – Three new products from the UK, Greece and Turkey, including a traditional cow’s milk cheese, have each been granted protected status by the European Commission....
18 December 2013
Po Valley Farmers Strive for 'Good and Honest' Milk
ITALY – Producer organisations are teaming up to shorten the supply chain by producing sustainable branded milk in northern Italy....
Chinese Food Firms Look to S Korea to Improve Image
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea is seen as a springboard for companies to explore the international market and win consumers' confidence on safety issues, reports Lyu Chang in Seoul....
16 December 2013
Call to Get Tough on Food Fraud
UK - The government must clamp down hard on food fraud and crime and put the needs of the consumer and food safety first....
21 November 2013
Farm Business Innovation – Growing in Different Directions
UK - Farm Business Innovation is an event in the UK designed to inspire and assist those diversifying in or out of agriculture....
Demand for Details on Food Labels Includes Good and Bad
US - It's no surprise that labels are becoming the "go to" place when people have questions about how food is produced. But new Cornell University research finds that consumers crave more information, especially for the potentially harmful ingredients...
20 November 2013
Nicaragua Lead Way in Cattle Identification
NICARAGUA – Cattle identification in Nicaragua will serve as the blueprint for Central America once the 'Harmonized Bovine Traceability programme' is implemented....
19 November 2013
Upscaling Impact of Certification Initiatives Unclear
NETHERLANDS - Sustainability certification is seen by many as an important means to make supply chains more sustainable. ...
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