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.
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.
The impact of vector-borne disease costs the global livestock sector billions every year, and is an increasing threat, according to the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH).
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has announced “an impressive array” of sustainability experts to speak at its global conference on 2-5 November in São Paulo, Brazil.
Dr Delia Grace has been recognised by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) for her work with animal welfare, animal health and food safety in the developing world.
The continued growth in meat production worldwide is putting pressure on water and land resources, and "comes at considerable cost" to the environment, according to Worldwatch Institute’s Michael Renner....
A UK documentary series has been criticised by the meat industry for scaremongering consumers into not eating meat.
Scotland and Africa have come together to work on the challenges faced by farmers of livestock in tropical developing countries.
Ukrainian meat producers, particularly poultry firms, are urgently looking for an alternative to the supply of Russian natural gas, according to the Union of Poultry Breeders of Ukraine (UPBU). However,...
US beef bosses have branded a study, which claims beef production was around 10 times more harmful to the environment than other protein productions, as a “gross over-simplification”.
A new documentary has been launched this month that claims to expose the meat industry’s environmental destruction and the lack of a challenge from green groups.
Australian meat bosses are fighting back against the Paul McCartney-backed Meat Free Monday campaign by investing in research and consumer education.
The most severe drought since 1982 in North Korea threatens to bring about the collapse of its meat industry, as well as the start of a large-scale hunger problem among...
The international livestock sector needs to engage and collaborate if it is to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its current high levels of 14.5% of total human emissions.
Up to 30% of the world’s food supply goes to waste – around 1.3bn tonnes – delegates to the World Meat Congress were told.
Governments need to stop confusing self sufficiency with food security if they want to ensure there is enough food to feed the growing global population, the global meat industry was...
A new EU ruling allowing poultry farmers to combust poultry litter on-farm for the creation of energy has been welcomed by the industry.
The high costs of finishing pigs in Denmark and avoiding African Swine Fever are just two of the challenges facing Denmark’s pork industry.
A leading fast food chain in the US is urging US farmers to switch to grass-fed beef to help it maintain its supply of premium beef.
A further four wild boar have died from African swine fever (ASF) in Poland, in the first reported reoccurrence of the disease since March this year.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OiE) have pledged to boost their existing collaboration on animal health, in a...
A number of US federal agencies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the aim of providing a more comprehensive approach to dealing with foodborne health hazards, associated with...
A new environmental report has suggested that both greenhouse gases and nitrogen emissions could be cut by up to 40%, if European consumers halved their meat consumption.
An online debate has been launched to encourage European consumers to consider a more sustainable diet, with one of the key strands focusing on meat consumption.
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