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13 May 2021
EU and Northern Ireland risk being cut off from vital UK meat trade, says BMPA
Nick Allen from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) writes that the post-Brexit meat export system threatens to cut off the UK's trade with the European Union and Northern Ireland. ...
08 May 2021
Consumers likely to consider health and environmental impacts of food after the pandemic
A panel of experts explains that health and environmental sustainability are influencing consumers' shopping decisions - and that this trend is likely to continue....
04 May 2021
Tyson launches plant-based burgers and sausages to compete with Beyond Meat
Tyson Foods Inc is launching plant-based hamburgers and sausages ahead of the US summer grilling season, increasing competition for Beyond Meat as it releases an updated version of its own faux burger....
EU's sustainable farming promotion must include all sectors, say farming unions
EU farming unions call on the European Commission to support the sustainability efforts of the entire agriculture and livestock industry in its future promotion policy. ...
30 April 2021
New blockchain platform developed by JBS launches
New development allows suppliers of JBS to register their own suppliers to enable compliance with the socioenvironmental criteria for breeding beef cattle in the Amazon Biome....
21 April 2021
Plant-based food industry fights EU proposal to ban dairy comparisons
A new rule banning food companies from comparing plant-based products to dairy in their marketing could be agreed by European Union negotiators this week, despite protests from firms including Danone, Nestle and Unilever....
Validating red meat origins in response to product fraud
In response to rising product fraud and increased demand for traceability, MLA and Oritain recently completed a joint project developing the capability to validate the authenticity of Australian red meat and lamb product in foreign markets....
15 April 2021
Drifting apart? European firms battle to reach UK clients
Trading rules and routes between the United Kingdom and European Union have become more complex after the 31 December Brexit deadline and are set to become more stringent in the months ahead....
10 April 2021
US advocacy groups petition for FDA to retain its regulatory capacity of genetically engineered animals
This week, thirteen national advocacy groups concerned about public health, environment, and animal welfare urged key federal agencies to maintain regulatory authority over genetically engineered food animals within the US Food and Drug Administration...
06 April 2021
USTR vows to keep battling “significant” foreign trade barriers
The US government has vowed to continue battling what it sees as significant trade barriers that are harming American companies and farmers, and singled out China as the "world's leading offender" in creating overcapacities in several sectors....
A future focused trade site at Beef Australia 2021
A variety of new technologies and tools addressing today’s challenges and the future needs of the industry will be on show at Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) Beef Australia 2021 trade site....
01 April 2021
Australia's NFF voices concerns over EU's geographical indicator regime amid trade deal push
Australia's National Farmers Federation says that the European Union's geographical indicator regime is a Trojan horse for Australian farmers and processors. ...
29 March 2021
UK meat and seafood exports to EU recovered in February, says government official
Britain's meat and seafood exports to the European Union recovered in February from the January slump that followed the country's exit from the EU's single market and customs union, a government official said, citing preliminary data....
EU farming unions welcome market-based measures in new organic action plan
COPA and COGECA voice support for the market oriented approach considered by the European Commission to develop its new organic action plan....
27 March 2021
UK grocers call on government to align trade and environmental targets
UK retailers Co-op, Iceland, Waitrose, Nestle, and Pilgrim's Pride are urging the government to align its trade policies with its environmental ambitions. ...
26 March 2021
What are the implications of the UK’s proposed policy on animal transport?
The UK’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee is exploring the logistics of moving animals across UK borders now that they are outside of the EU trading bloc. What are the main sticking points?...
25 March 2021
European Commission says that organic farming must grow to reach green goals
The European Commission on 25 March said it would expand financial and policy support to help achieve a goal for a quarter of Europe's farmland to be organic by 2030....
23 March 2021
NFU UK cautiously welcomes progress on future regulation of gene editing
The NFU believes new precision breeding techniques, such as gene editing, could protect crops and animals from pests and disease, help deliver net zero and allow farmers to produce more home-grown food....
19 March 2021
Editorial - EU agriculture requires consistency between the Green Deal and trade policy
In an opinion piece, Cogeca President Ramón Armengol explains that the future of EU agriculture will depend on consistency between the Green Deal and EU trade policy. ...
15 March 2021
The UK's new Border Operating Model must deliver a level playing field, says NFU
As the government announces its new Border Operating Model for Great Britain, the NFU urges both the UK and EU to work together to agree long-term arrangements as a matter of priority so trade can flow as smoothly as possible while new border infrastructure...
11 March 2021
NFU calls for "fresh approach" when thinking of Red Tractor farming standards
The NFU has submitted a thorough and detailed response to a consultation on how Red Tractor standards should look across the six farming sectors. ...
06 March 2021
New web series from UK's AHDB explores the realities of post-Brexit trade
AHDB is hosting a series of digital events during March looking at what leaving the EU has meant in practice for the UK's agricultural and horticultural sectors....
25 February 2021
Compassion in World Farming is accepting entries for its 2021 awards
Compassion in World Farming is welcoming entries for its annual Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards programme and will focus on welfare-friendly innovation and sustainability. ...
12 February 2021
EU farming organisations take stand against proposed trade deal with Mercosur
EU farming unions have started a campaign to explain why they cannot support the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement as it stands. ...
08 February 2021
UK food retailer Waitrose unveils new mobile animal welfare app
Waitrose has rolled out an innovative mobile application that assesses the emotional state of farm animals. ...
06 February 2021
Keep foodborne illness away from your Super Bowl end zone
Score a touchdown this year with your Super Bowl LV snacks by keeping bacteria out of the end zone....
05 February 2021
Canadian dairy farmers update traceability efforts with new tech
Dairy farmers in British Columbia are adopting new digital traceability technology to build consumer confidence and ensure food safety. ...
04 February 2021
UK unveils new code of conduct for its dairy supply chain
UK Ministers have announced plans for a fairer dairy supply chain after public consultation. ...
 
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