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13 September 2013
High-welfare Programme Now Covers One Billion Farm Animals
US - The American Humane Certified™ programme ensures humane treatment of almost 10 per cent of animals on nation's farms and ranches. ...
10 September 2013
NFU Passes Unanimous Decision on Renewable Fuels, COOL and Farm Bill
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) Board of Directors has unanimously passed a resolution indicating the obligation of Congress to provide continuing to support Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)....
15 August 2013
Texas A&M Establishes Bioinformatics, Genomics Systems Engineering Center
US - The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on Aug. 8 approved establishment of the Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics Systems Engineering, a joint center of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and Texas A&M AgriLife Research....
12 August 2013
Striving for Sustainable Consumption
ANALYSIS - Market forces alone will not be enough to deliver sustainable consumption because of commercial tensions in the supply chain, writes Chris Harris. ...
06 August 2013
Labelling Row Delays EU Free Trade Agreement
GLOBAL - The Consortium for Common Food Names has condemned the European Union’s recent decision to delay implementing free trade agreements with Costa Rica and El Salvador....
05 August 2013
Are Shoppers Driven By Provenance?
ANALYSIS - Recent advertising disputes have raged between two supermarket heavyweights - Tesco and Sainsbury - with the British Advertising Standards Authority trying to mediate. ...
15 July 2013
Study Shows Consumers Want to Know How Food is Produced
UK - An independent study shows that eight out of 10 UK consumers want to know which farm system has been used to produce their meat and dairy products. ...
11 July 2013
Meat Organisations Challenge USDA over COOL
US - A total of eight meat and livestock organisations have filed suit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to block implementation of a mandatory country-of-origin labelling (“COOL”) rule which was finalised by the US...
28 June 2013
CAP Plans Will 'Damage Farming, Reduce Food Production'
UK - A new CAP negotiating position agreed late last night by the Agriculture Council will penalise English farmers and make it harder for them to produce food, the NFU said this week....
11 June 2013
SENASCA Holds Briefing on Grant Proposals for Ag Ministry
PARAGUAY - On Wednesday, 5 June, the National Services for Animal Quality and Health (SENACSA) held an informative session on the call for proposals for grants under the Ministry of Agriculture, under the project titled "Economic Integration to Support...
30 May 2013
Tracking System Keeps Tabs on Livestock, Poultry
CHINA - A system for keeping track of livestock and poultry will be implemented throughout Zhejiang province to prevent instances like the one in which more than 11,000 pig carcasses ended up in the Huangpu River earlier this year....
NFU Takes #buybritish Message to Millions
UK - The NFU’s #buybritish campaign is urging farmers to support the campaign at prime locations up-and-down the country....
17 May 2013
Beef and Dairy Cattle Receive More Funding Per Head
SPAIN – The Spanish Federation of Select Livestock (FEAGAS) has announced headage payment increases for cattle grown to produce premium beef and milk sold under ‘Denominación de Origen’ labelling....
14 May 2013
NFU: 2013 Farm Bill Gaining Momentum
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued a statement regarding the release of the initial draft of the 2013 Farm Bill by the US House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture....
22 April 2013
NFU Hails WFO Trade Policy Adoption
JAPAN - National Farmers Union (NFU) is applauding the World Farmers Organisation (WFO) for adopting its first policy on international trade. The historic policy was adopted during the WFO’s third General Assembly in Niigata, Japan this week....
16 April 2013
NOAH Film Makes Industry Call to Reach Out to Consumers
UK - In a film released last week, high profile delegates to this year’s Food Chain Conference, organised by the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH), have called on the industry to engage with consumers about the important role animal medicines...
10 April 2013
Does Having Protected Geographical Status Boost Product Values?
ANALYSIS - Having protected geographical indication status for food and drink products in the EU can more than double the prices obtained on the open market, writes Chris Harris....
01 April 2013
Russia to Develop Organic Certification Standards
RUSSIA - In the past few years, city-dwelling Russians have developed a strong interest in healthier and organic food, according to Emily Balsamo from the Moscow Office of Bord Bia – Irish Food Board. ...
27 March 2013
Will Retailers be Responsible for New EU Meat and Food Labelling Laws?
ANALYSIS - The complexities of food labelling regulations for European food producers and those exporting to the European Union are about to become a whole lot more intricate, writes Chris Harris....
25 March 2013
Tagging Study Shows Weakness in Sytem
AUSTRALIA – Studies have highlighted the inefficacy of radio-frequency identification tagging for cattle....
12 March 2013
Ministry Presses for Welfare and Hygiene Changes
BRAZIL – Recent government efforts to improve animal welfare at transport and slaughter have been updated with a recent announcement of a new meat labeling scheme. ...
11 March 2013
NFU, Tesco Discuss Supermarket’s New Pledges
UK - The NFU has met with Tesco to discuss its commitments to ‘source closer to home’ and to build partnerships with UK farmers....
08 March 2013
Tagging and Slaughter Levy Reductions Announced
NEW ZEALAND - From today, cattle tag and slaughter levies will be reduced in accordance with National Animal and Tracing (NAIT) rulings....
01 March 2013
Brit Farmers, Growers Stand at Pivotal Moment for Food Production
UK - NFU President Peter Kendall has used his opening address at Conference 2013 to argue that the horse meat scandal shows the need for a major shift in the way food is delivered....
Shoppers Want More British Food in Supermarkets
UK - In the wake of the horsemeat scandal Welsh consumers have told NFU Cymru that they want to see more British food on supermarket shelves and in restaurants. ...
07 February 2013
Branding and Computer Technology Mix in Traceability Scheme
NICARAGUA – Livestock movement monitoring is being stepped up by linking a computer database to an iron branding system....
05 February 2013
NFU Applauds Tester, Bipartisan Coalition
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) commended a recently formed bipartisan coalition of Senators, led by Jon Tester of Montana, in calling on the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) to work with consumers,...
01 February 2013
Nut and Dairy Go Undeclared on Labelling
CANADA – Consumers with nut and dairy allergies are being warned about the consumption of Berry Chocolate Hearts after hazelnuts and milk were found in mislabelled Riverbend Plantation Inc. products....
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