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.
Two research firms in Finland are testing and developing methods to produce pig and poultry feed from silage which, they claim, could improve farm profitability.
Shock market conditions, including a plummeting cattle price and tight protein supply, created the ‘perfect storm’ for US beef producers between 2014 to 2015 but the worst is behind the...
A thirty-strong team of CEOs, politicians and agri-food experts will spearhead a global initiative to cut food waste by 50%, after meeting at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in...
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has confirmed that farmer Howard Buffet, son of the billionaire investor Warren Buffet, will speak at its Agriculture Outlook panel in February.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) launched its Global Risks 2016 Report in London on Thursday 14 January.
Ireland’s agriculture body Bord Bía has posted its sixth straight year of export growth, with beef exports rising by 6%.
A review on ammonia emissions has been criticised by EU farming bodies for posing a ‘serious risk’ to the livelihood of Europe’s agriculture sector.
Eating pork will produce around one third of the greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) found in a diet rich in lettuce, a new study has claimed.
The meat industry has been warned to lobby to protect its interests among governments charged with implementing the international climate change treaty agreed in Paris last weekend.
EU farm ministers have been urged to get a date sorted for a review on organic farming to ensure producers have clarity on new rules.
An enhanced technology assistance scheme to help spread best livestock and arable farming practice around the world is likely to emerge from the Paris climate change conference talks.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has warned that efforts to tackle climate change will have an adverse knock-on effect to global food security.
People need to alter their dietary habits on a global level in order to battle global warming, experts have warned.
Global appetite for meat could be in danger as many consumers believe a tax on beef, chicken and poultry is a sure-fire way to reduce climate change.
Growing consideration of animal welfare in China has caused a “mini industrial revolution”, the International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare (ICCAW) president Xi Chunling has said.
Scandinavia’s largest meat producer, HKScan, has announced plans to slash its energy usage by 10%, according to a company report.
Increased environmental regulation will have a significant impact on New Zealand’s sheep and beef farmers as well as their dairy counterparts, according to new research by Rabobank.
Irish food board, Bord Bía, has set out a target to produce the most environmentally friendly beef in Europe.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is set to embark on a new global series of agricultural censuses in 2016, which will gather information and statistics...
A review of air quality that will require farmers in Europe to reduce ammonia emissions “poses a serious challenge to the livestock sector”, the European farming representative body Copa and...
The European Parliament today comprehensively rejected the European Commission’s compromise proposals allowing European Union (EU) member states to restrict or ban the use of genetically modified feed and food on...
A global report from the market research firm Mintel has revealed that meat processors should focus on sustainable produce and look to develop an e-commerce avenue for 2016.
A European Commission report has highlighted a lack of consumer understanding across Europe when it comes to dates on food labels.
Combining sustainability and versatility has been identified as a growth opportunity by ready-to-eat processor Dawn Farms.
Copa and Cogeca has called for “realistic and achievable targets” to be included in the Review of EU Air Quality Policy at a meeting of MEPs on Tuesday 29 September,...