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French meat and livestock producers still protesting, despite rescue package

Angry meat and dairy producers in France continue to protest over their financial plight, despite the approval of a new initiative supporting them last week (July 22).

Larcher: 'This response is the minimum needed'

Thai firm in major Russian poultry acquisition

Thailand-based company Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is to invest US$680 million in the purchase of two major poultry farms in the Leningrad Oblast of Russia, according to an official company report. The deal includes the Severnayay and Voiskovitsy farms, which jointly produce 180,000 tonnes (t) of poultry per year. 

Demand for halal meat picks up pace

The drive to develop of an international standard for halal meat allied to watertight accreditation schemes is gathering pace.

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Avian flu found in Germany

A case of the bird flu strain H7N7 has been found on a poultry farm in Emsland in north Germany.