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.
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.
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”.