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Key issues, countries and systems are put under the microscope as we seek to get under the skin of meat matters and provide thought-provoking commentary.

Mycotoxin levels in animal feed on the rise

The level of mycotoxins found in UK and Irish wheat has increased over the past two years, according to a new survey. 

Bird flu outbreaks rock poultry sector as prices rise

Waves of avian influenza (AI) across Europe, Asia and Africa could impact the poultry industry just as broiler prices rise and feed costs drop. 

Meat industry ‘hit hard’ by EU trade policy

The EU meat industry, particularly beef, could be “hit hard” by upcoming trade deals signed by the European Union, a study has warned.

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Demand for natural ingredients on the rise

Meat producers are being told that they should capitalise on the trend towards more natural ingredients. 

Huge science leap needed to control farm-driven antimicrobial resistance

A giant leap in research is needed to effectively end the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, according to a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report.

President Trump and the future of free trade

As the world digests the news that Donald Trump is to become the 45th President of the United States of America, his views on international trade will be closely scrutinised...

Canadian Meat Council welcomes start of Ukraine FTA

The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) has welcomed a move from Canada’s parliament to start ratifying the Canada-Ukraine free trade agreement.

China’s pork imports boom, but EU share slumps

China’s pork imports continue to gather pace despite the European Union’s (EU) market share falling in the world’s most coveted pig meat arena.

Injury rate in US poultry sector at all-time low

The rate of non-fatal workplace injuries sustained by Americans employed in the US poultry sector is now at the lowest point since 1994.

Allegations of ‘anti-competitive’ culture in Aussie beef sector

A landmark study on Australia’s beef and cattle industry has identified “serious shortcomings” in the transparency of price reporting at livestock auctions.

EU meat industry voices concern over CETA

The CETA deal, whose legal texts were finally signed on 30 October, will be “a painful exercise” for the EU meat sector, Copa-Cogeca secretary general Pekka Pesonen has warned.

Denmark braced for record-breaking piglet exports

Denmark may hit a record 13 million (m) piglet exports when 2016 draws to an end, according to Frank Oland, chief economist at the Danish Agriculture & Food Council, who...

Eating processed meat may cause headaches

US scientists have claimed that the nitrate found in processed meats, such as bacon, may be the cause of migraines.

Europe’s China-bound pork exports set to fall

Analysts warn Europe’s share of lucrative pork exports to China will fall as competition from the Americas - driven by Canada's drug-free pig herd - puts pressure on EU trade....

Australian cattle numbers hit 20-year low

Australian cattle supplies are at their lowest level in 20 years and likely to remain tight throughout 2017, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) latest quarterly cattle industry update.

Meat industry will benefit from digital, says Commission

The meat and livestock sector will see many advantages from robotics in the future, a European Commission official has said in a debate in Brussels on the digital future of...

Food trends: Why beef and pork is about to get cheaper

Beef and pork prices in the US are expected to drop by more than 10% in the next nine years, according to US government meat projections.

World Steak Challenge: How Twitter reacted to world’s best sirloin

Australia’s Jack Creek retained the title of the World’s Best Steak Producer at World Steak Challenge at yesterday’s GlobalMeatNews event held in London’s Hyde Park.

Russia is the ‘sleeping giant’ of global beef trade

Geopolitical acrimony has seen Russia’s role in the global beef trade decline, but a supply shortage and a price hike means there is potential it will re-enter the market, according...

China’s production decline sparks import boom

The global poultry industry is entering a period of enhanced market conditions as China’s historic production slump brings a welcome buoyancy to a string of poultry exporters.

Lab-made meat rebranded ‘clean meat’ to address ‘yuck’ factor

Bosses at high-tech food companies producing meat in laboratories have stopped using terms ‘lab-grown’ or ‘cultured meat’ over concerns this puts people off the revolutionary protein.

Poultry prices to rise in China as US chicken imports slide

The price of chicken is China is expected to soar this year and next as the country’s ban on US breeding birds sees imports fall dramatically, according to a Chinese...

Failure to boost meat drugs poses public health risk

An inability to develop new medicine for food-giving animals or remove “unnecessary” red tape could cause problems for animal and human health, an influential veterinary body has warned.

Competition Commission of Pakistan slams meat industry

The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has recommended public-private partnership to run the government slaughterhouses following a critical report into the country’s meat industry. 

International butchers gather Down Under for World Butchers’ Challenge

Butchery teams from New Zealand, Australia, Great Britain and France are congregating to compete in the first World Butchers’ Challenge to see who is a cut above the rest.