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24 July 2020
The EU has made a ground-breaking “green recovery” pledge – but questions remain
The EU has pledged a record sum of money to slow climate change, but experts warn that governments must spend the money wisely....
23 July 2020
Report finds that UK Government fund creates collaborative farming communities
According to a report published on 22 July, UK farmers participating in government-funded groups are creating more collaborative and greener communities across the country....
22 July 2020
Defra secretary to prioritise nature as part of the UK’s green recovery from COVID-19
Defra Secretary of State George Eustice has outlined his vision for a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis in a speech to the Green Alliance....
20 July 2020
Amazon deforestation linked with soya and beef production
Emerging research suggests that nearly 20 percent of Brazil’s soya exports to the European Union could be linked with illegal deforestation....
New initiative unifies veterinary approach to sustainability
A group of UK vets has launched the world’s first organisation dedicated to supporting veterinary professionals and vet led teams in being a leading force for sustainability....
16 July 2020
NCBA hits back at new Burger King campaign
NCBA CEO Colin Woodall highlights the misleading claims of Burger King's #CowsMenu campaign....
NFU UK advocates for farming's role in flood management
Farmers and growers need to be at the heart of future flood management policy and properly rewarded for their role in nature-based solutions to flooding, the NFU said today....
15 July 2020
New studies link rise in global methane emissions to oil, gas and agriculture
Two new studies show that US oil and gas drilling, along with global agricultural production, are driving up worldwide emissions of methane....
Transforming Africa’s livestock sector is key to food security
Without sustainable growth of its livestock sector, Africa is expected to import up to a fifth of meat and milk within the next 30 years, according to the Malabo Montpellier Panel....
14 July 2020
Brazilian companies sound the alarm on Amazon deforestation
A group of 39 companies have expressed concerns over deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, hinting that they could divest from Brazil’s economy unless the destruction is reversed....
08 July 2020
SmartAgriHubs begins open call for digital agriculture innovation
The Restart and Expand projects from SmartAgriHubs promises to bring over 150 partners in the European agri-food sector together to foster innovation, sustainability and success....
Carbon Cowboys join Farm Gate podcast in exclusive interview
In an exclusive interview, the film director and producer, Peter Byck, talks to Farm Gate reporter, ffinlo Costain, about his latest series of short films....
UK's landmark Agriculture Bill moves forward
The transformative Agriculture Bill that will replace the EU's Common Agriculture Policy in the UK has returned to the House of Lords. ...
07 July 2020
JBS reports 2.2 percent of workers at Brazil plant as COVID-19 positive
Brazilian meatpacking giant JBS says that 2.2 percent of workers at its Goiania beef plant have been placed on mandatory leave after testing positive for COVID-19....
06 July 2020
Jogurty Magda becomes the first Polish dairy company to fully switch to plant-based
Sales of dairy alternatives in Poland increased by 26 percent in 2019 alone, as Poles are more and more willing to use plant-based milk, yoghurt or butter substitutes....
03 July 2020
RSPCA cautiously welcomes government food labelling consultation
RSPCA says that labelling is "no excuse to drop standards". ...
02 July 2020
June world food price index sees its first increase in 2020
The UN Food Agency reports that world food prices rose in June, marking their first increase of 2020 and rebounding after steep falls triggered by the coronavirus crisis....
Red Tractor's remote farm assessments prove to be a success
Red Tractor has completed more than 6,300 remote sessions with farmers and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from members. ...
30 June 2020
Agriculture sector must renew the fight against climate change
Syngenta Groups stresses that the agriculture sector's resilience has been tested by the coronavirus crisis, making the fight against more climate change more vital than ever. ...
27 June 2020
"They know the importance of the soil”
"Living Farms": Rudolf Steiner School in Kenya applies biodynamic farming...
26 June 2020
IDF launches third edition of Dairy Sustainability Outlook
The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has launched the third edition of its Dairy Sustainability Outlook series, which provides new case studies to support the dairy sector in delivering on its commitment to sustainable development....
Cell-based milk start-up gaining traction
TurtleTree Labs raises $3.2 million seed round as it accelerates cell-based milk development....
25 June 2020
US NFU advocates for carbon markets
NFU President Rob Larew testifies before Senate Agriculture Committee on the Growing Climate Solutions Act, saying that carbon markets contribute to the financial and environmental stability of family farm agriculture. ...
Compassion in World Farming announces the winners for the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards
The prestigious annual Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards ceremony hosted by Compassion in World Farming should have taken place on 16 June at the Tower of London, but, like so many other events it was a casualty of COVID-19 and was cancelled....
24 June 2020
Cattle GHG emissions: are we all counting the same way?
When it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, are all countries counting them the same way? ...
UK farmers invited to shape new Environmental Land Management scheme
Farmers across England are invited to discuss and share their views on future farming policy in a series of online webinars from Defra. ...
RSPCA Australia's Humane Food podcast launches second season
The RSPCA hoes into the hard stuff with Season 2 of its Humane Food podcast....
23 June 2020
New Zealand’s Fonterra promises to pay premiums for sustainable dairy
Fonterra Co-Operative Group Ltd says it will pay farmers extra for sustainable dairy in a bid to incentivise production....
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