The meat industry has come under fire from environmental campaigners in recent years and is having to run hard to catch up on the green debate. Catch up with the latest news and developments on this important subject.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called for "urgent concerted policy responses" to deal with the growing threat of climate change to global food security....
Nearly 100 ranchers in Canada have registered to take part in a McDonald’s pilot scheme aimed at ensuring sustainability in the beef sector.
Brazilian food processing giant JBS, which has publicly pledged not to purchase cattle from ranches responsible for deforestation inside the Amazon Biome region, has reported that of 12,221 sales in...
Australia will not introduce a ban on exports of live cattle to Vietnam, prime minister Tony Abbott said, after a complaint by an animal rights group that some slaughterhouses were...
Global meat producer Smithfield Foods has gained the highest ranking in terms of water management, among leading meat companies, according to a new report by business sustainability organisation Ceres.
The rise in "zero deforestation agreements" in Brazil has notably influenced the behaviour of ranchers and the slaughterhouses to which they sell, according to new research by the University of...
A new green energy initiative by Japanese meat processor NH Foods has been hailed as a model of environmental and business efficiency.
Global like-for-like sales fell 2.3% for McDonald’s in the first quarter of 2015.
A review paper on the future of artificial meat has suggested that conventional meat products could be pushed into the premium end of retail, as the world’s population grows, and...
Cargill has achieved zero-waste to landfill at its Hazleton plant in Pennsylvania, US.
Scientists in the UK have found stress can make pigs more likely to suffer from Porcine Circo Associated Diseases (PCVAD).
Drought conditions in Australia have resulted in high slaughterings and exports, offsetting tight global supplies, according to Rabobank’s Beef Quarterly report.
The Australian beef industry has successfully reduced its environmental footprint over the past 30 years, according to a new study.
Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) has released a global impacts report which reveals a 400% increase in livestock produced to LEAF Marque standards.
Antimicrobial consumption in food animals is predicted to increase by as much as 67% by 2030 to more than 105,000 tons, according to a new research paper .
Australian livestock producers are taking steps to reduce emissions though the Farm300 program, funded by the country’s government.
A US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) has been launched this week, by a group of industry stakeholders in the beef value chain, including Cargill, JBS USA and Tyson Foods.
The US’ National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NBCA) has called the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Report inconsistent, and said that in its present form it would offer conflicting dietary advice....
Too little is being done to limit global meat and dairy consumption in light of its impact on climate change, says UK think tank Chatham House.
The removal of anti-microbial preventative drug use in US pork production leads to a significant increase in carbon footprint, a leading expert has claimed.
Water waste is something the US protein processing industry needs to get to grips with, delegates to the International Production and Processing Expo were told.
Biodiesel made from animal fat could help cut the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced from processing by 85%, according to the European Fat Processors and Renderers Association (EFPRA).
McDonald’s New Zealand has established two sustainable beef integration programmes, alongside Silver Fern Farms, ANZCO Foods and Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).
With global consumption of meat and dairy expected to rise 76% by 2050, against a 2005-07 baseline, a new report has called for greater awareness of the impact of livestock emissions.
The cattle supply arm of Cargill’s US beef business has teamed up with consultancy Kennedy and Coe to develop a beef cattle sustainability assessment for its feed yards.