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US campaign group to sue USDA over poultry inspection rule

Food & Water Watch (FWW), an American not-for-profit organisation, is suing the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in a bid to stop the implementation of the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS).

Food & Water Watch filed suit last week

Charoen Pokpand Group to boost its investments in Russian division

Thai agricultural conglomerate Charoen Pokpand Group intends to invest US$2bn in increasing its production capacity in Russia between now and 2020, with plans to launch a pig production unit in Kaliningrad Oblast and a poultry production unit in an, as yet, unnamed region.

Decline in livestock production forecast for Australia

Australian livestock production is forecast to decrease by 2.1% in 2014-15, according to the latest Agricultural Commodities report from the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture (ABARES).

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New president elected at European animal welfare group

Janusz Wojciechowski MEP has been elected as the new president of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals, and will take over the role with immediate effect.

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Spotlight on flexitarianism - are consumers cutting their meat intake?
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Spotlight on flexitarianism

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Processed meat – what is the new Euromonitor data telling us?
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Processed meat – what is the new Euromonitor data telling us?

Processed meat is continuing to see a steady performance in 2014, growing at a rate of 3%...

Japanese Wagyu Beef - Too Authentic?
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Japanese Wagyu Beef - Too Authentic?

With import restrictions finally lifted after almost a decade of negotiations, authentic Japanese Wagyu beef will soon...

No end in sight for China’s cattle shortage

No end in sight for China’s cattle shortage

On the face of it, things are looking rather rosy for beef in China. Growth is dynamic...

Africa – the four pillars of growth, writes Promar International
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Africa – the four pillars of growth

If you were to think about the global meat sector, Africa is not often seen in the...

Focus on Brazil: the vital statistics
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Focus on Brazil: the vital statistics

With thousands of football fans gearing up to descend on Brazil for the FIFA World Cup 2014,...

Special feature: Focus on Denmark's pork industry
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Special feature: Focus on Denmark's pork industry

The high costs of finishing pigs in Denmark and avoiding African Swine Fever are just two of...

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part one

Interpack 2014 product showcase - part one

The 2014 Interpack show saw 175,000 visitors attend over the six-day event (8-14 May) with 2,700 exhibitors...