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25 November 2021
German coalition deal seeks animal welfare improvement
A compulsory animal welfare label will be introduced for meat from 2022...
03 November 2021
Understanding consumer perceptions of sustainability in the dairy industry
Consumer definitions of sustainability are often different than industry definitions. Understanding consumer preferences and opinions of sustainability within the dairy industry can help dairy product developers successfully market their products....
25 October 2021
Opinion - push to change diets shouldn't harm public health
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) warns that government efforts to nudge consumers towards sustainable diets might back fire - and that changes to UK diets shouldn't harm overall health. ...
19 October 2021
Major UK food systems report reveals lack of trust in global food
The UK recently published its first ever "Trust in Food" index, launched by farming standards agency Red Tractor and pollster YouGov, capturing the UK public's attitudes to food and drink. ...
14 October 2021
EU to propose easing checks on British trade to Northern Ireland
The European Commission will put to Britain a package of measures to ease the transit of goods to Northern Ireland, while stopping short of the overhaul London is demanding of post-Brexit trading rules for the province....
13 October 2021
Consumer prices remain the biggest obstacle for transition to sustainable agriculture
New research from the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets shows that the price premium on sustainably-produced goods remains the biggest challenge in transitioning to sustainable agriculture. ...
11 October 2021
Ireland and UK trade barbs on Twitter over Brexit border checks
Britain and Ireland argued on Twitter on 10 October after British Brexit negotiator David Frost restated his view that the EU must agree “significant change” to the Northern Ireland protocol that governs trade and border rules in the province....
EU farmers remain concerned over Farm-to-Fork policy
EU farming union Copa and Cogeca says that the EU is deliberately delaying the publication of a technical report from the Joint Research Council on the Farm-to-Fork strategy and side-lining farmers in policy discussions....
08 October 2021
US Congress Democrats target palm oil, beef trade in deforestation bill
Democrats in the US Congress are set to unveil legislation to reduce illegal deforestation globally by restricting the trade of certain agricultural commodities, such as palm oil and cattle, produced with those methods....
05 October 2021
McDonalds sets net zero carbon emissions goal for 2050
McDonald’s Corp set a new target to cut global greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, from the beef in its burgers to the light bulbs in its restaurants....
22 September 2021
Australian farmers lobby for stricter labels on faux meat
Australia's National Farmers Federation is calling for "truth in labelling" at a Senate Inquiry into faux meat products. ...
08 September 2021
USDA seeks consumer input on labeling of cell-cultured meat and poultry
The USDA and FSIS are seeking public comments and information on how meat and poultry derived from cell culture should be labelled....
07 September 2021
US court decision could empower consumer non-profits against deceptive advertising
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has found that consumer non-profit groups have standing to go after corporations engaged in deceptive advertising after ruling in favor of the Animal Legal Defense Fund in its case against Hormel Foods....
01 September 2021
Opinion - There is much to be expected from the Slovenian Presidency when it comes to agriculture
Ramón Armengol, President of Cogeca, gives his take on the Slovenian Presidency's Programme for agriculture in the EU. ...
17 August 2021
EU shoppers value provenance when buying meat
The rules governing origin labelling for meat provide relevant information for EU consumers and do not pose trade barriers, according to new analysis from the European Commission....
16 August 2021
Far East markets boost cheese exports from the UK
Cheese exports from the UK have been bolstered by the Asian and Oceania markets – with shipments up 17% on last year....
10 August 2021
Australia's NFF calls for stricter labelling standards for faux meat
In light of new research from Australia's meat and seafood sectors, the National Farmers' Federation is calling for action on food labelling laws to ensure that consumers are not misled. ...
04 August 2021
Mexico, US agree on protocol for mobilization of highly registered cattle
Mexico and the United States have agreed on a protocol for the mobilization of highly registered cattle. The Official Veterinarians of Agriculture will certify livestock production units who demonstrate their animals are free of bovine tuberculosis and...
21 July 2021
Red Tractor revises farm standards to equip British agriculture for the future
Red Tractor, the UK’s largest and most comprehensive food assurance scheme, has shared how it has listened to feedback and outlined what is changing in its revised farm standards from November....
19 July 2021
British supermarkets may shift supply chains to EU if Northern Ireland trade not addressed
British supermarket groups, including Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda, say they may shift some supply chains from the UK to the European Union unless the future of Britain-Northern Ireland trade is addressed urgently....
07 July 2021
President Biden seeks to lift limits on farmer deals with meat processors and tractor makers
President Joe Biden wants to give US farmers more power in negotiating the sale of livestock to big processors and in deciding who repairs their tractors, the White House said on 6 July....
02 July 2021
US reassesses "Product of USA" label in new transparency effort
The USDA has announced a "top-to-bottom" review of the voluntary "Product of USA" label to strengthen the standard, improve transparency and consumer safety. ...
29 June 2021
EU farming unions voice support for proposed animal welfare labelling system
Copa and Cogeca have welcomed proposed labelling conditions for the Commission's Animal Welfare platform, saying that the proposals reflect the diversity of livestock farming within the EU....
26 June 2021
New initiative has medical students visiting farms to learn about sustainable food production
LEAF Education, Quorn Foods, The Great Tew Estate and Nutritank have partnered to develop an on-farm teaching initiative that educates medical students about sustainability, food production and farming....
22 June 2021
Australia's Senate establishes inquiry on labelling practices for faux meat
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) has welcomed the upcoming Senate inquiry into faux meat labelling, saying that current labelling practices risk misleading consumers....
EU farming unions call for livestock to be included in upcoming agriculture promotion policy
Excluding livestock products from the EU Promotion Policy would be both an environmental and economic aberration, says Copa and Cogeca....
21 June 2021
UK wants an additional three-month “grace period” in EU meat export spat
Britain asked the European Union for a further three months to resolve a dispute over whether chilled meat products such as sausages, produced in the mainland United Kingdom, can continue to be sold in Northern Ireland....
18 June 2021
Australian farmers welcome new UK-Australia trade agreement
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) has hailed the UK-Australia trade agreement as a "new beginning"....
 
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