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.
29-Nov-2013 - UK’s Beyond Calf Exports Stakeholders Forum has been closed down, following its final report into the progress of the forum’s welfare initiatives.
29-Nov-2013 - Danish food bosses have taken issue with the portrayal of Denmark’s pig industry in the country’s hit political drama Borgen.
27-Nov-2013 - A food ingredients company has claimed an enzyme could triple the value of blood in the meat industry, as well as being the answer to a rising demand for animal proteins.
27-Nov-2013 - A set of principles to deliver a safe and sustainable global beef supply chain were released at an international ‘Beefing Up Sustainability’ food industry conference yesterday (26 November).
25-Nov-2013 - A new task force has been set up by the US’s National Pork Board (NPB) to understand and define pork industry challenges and its future.
18-Nov-2013 - A new report has called for a worldwide ban on growth promoters in livestock, warning that antibiotic use in animal agriculture is a major contributor to growing levels of antibiotic resistance.
18-Nov-2013 - US poultry processors have hit back against claims that current production methods pose a risk to animal welfare and food safety.
01-Nov-2013 - Despite being a major pork producer, Denmark has seen the number of its slaughterhouses eroded as producers export to the cheaper slaughter market in Germany. Carina Perkins reports
01-Nov-2013 - Globalmeatnews.com talks to Finn Udesen, head of production economy and statistics at the Danish Pig Research Centre, about why Danish slaughter pig production is in decline.
01-Nov-2013 - Denmark is a major pig producer and pigmeat exporter. Here are some facts and figures on the country's production, slaughtering and exports.
22-Oct-2013 - Only 708 badgers were removed following a pilot cull carried out in the south-west England, despite the UK government planning to kill more than twice as many.
15-Oct-2013 - An Irish meat company has become an accredited member of the country’s food and drink sustainability programme.
08-Oct-2013 - US farmers have warned that the government shutdown is leaving livestock in vulnerable areas at risk.
07-Oct-2013 - A new US study has found that kosher chicken contains more E.coli-resistant bacteria than chicken raised in conventional, organic and antibiotic-free production systems.
01-Oct-2013 - One in three calories is wasted and the Earth’s resources are being stretched too far to support the amount of food needed by 2050, delegates at a recent sustainability conference were told.
30-Sep-2013 - Global livestock emissions could be cut by 30% if best practices and technologies were adopted more widely, according to a new report.
30-Sep-2013 - Patrick Moore, chair of the IMS Sustainable Meat Committee, has defended the organisation’s work with the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) on improving food production sustainability.
25-Sep-2013 - African swine fever (ASF) is likely to become less active in the coming months, according to representatives of Russian veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor, as the cold weather takes hold in the European part of Russia.
23-Sep-2013 - A survey of members of the Slow Food movement has revealed 90% feel that animal welfare is not given enough attention across the world and half feel the movement should campaign on the issue.
16-Aug-2013 - Global food availability could be boosted by 70% if croplands were used to exclusively grow food for humans rather than animal feed and biofuels, according to a new report.
15-Aug-2013 - A system used by the food industry to control foodborne disease could help stop the global spread of infectious diseases, according to UK researchers.
12-Aug-2013 - The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) has praised a planned €3.1m loan to a Ukraine beef producer for setting up a biogas plant as good practice promoting meat sector energy efficiency.
07-Aug-2013 - Germany’s Green Party has sparked anger by calling for a meat-free day in the country’s canteens.
30-Jul-2013 - The UK government has published a new report calling for meat consumption to be moderated in order to reduce the environmental impact of food and boost health.
30-Jul-2013 - Chinese and global animal health experts have visited a live poultry market, which has implemented a new management model aimed at improving biosecurity to prevent animal disease.
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