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Russia tightens the veterinary legislation to fight salmonella in poultry

The Russian Parliament is in the final stages of discussing a stringent new law to fight against the spread of salmonella in poultry.

KFC faces scrutiny over packaging

Fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has come under fire from an environmentalists after allegedly using packaging materials from deforested areas of the Indonesian rainforest.

Pledge to increase responsible soy for livestock feed

The Roundtable for Responsible Soy (RTRS) has set an annual target to produce and distribute five million tonnes of responsibly grown soy by 2015.

Cattle production greener when grass-based

Extensive, grass-fed cattle systems are more environmentally friendly than intensive, grain-based systems, according to a new study from the UK National Trust (NT).

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Slaughter line provider collaborates with water specialist

Dutch slaughter line supplier NAWI has signed a strategic co-operation contract with Nijhuis Warer Technology to provide efficient abattoir solutions to the international meat market.

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Plantic introduces green packaging

A US meat supplier has upped its commitment to the environment with the introduction of a new range of green packaging for its products.

Focus on Denmark

Facing post-2013 challenges

Exporting 90% of its pork production to countries in and out of the EU, Denmark tends to be ahead of the game when it comes to food safety, environmental protection...

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Strategy for growth

Co-operative the Tican Group has adopted several methods to improve production and ensure steady growth in the past 15 years, but the size and location of its abattoir are set...

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Ahead of the game

As the EU sow stall ban draws nearer, Denmark’s pig industry faces a fresh set of challenges, but believes its policies on welfare, the environment and the quality of its...

Report shows impact of intensive livestock farming in Canada

Canadian factory farming has had a tremendous impact on human health, the environment, animal welfare and rural communities, according to a report commissioned by the World Society for the Protection...

US horse slaughter would not solve welfare issues, says HSUS

A New Mexico rancher’s application to open the country’s first horse abattoir since lifting a ban on such slaughter has been met with controversy, with the Humane Society of the...

EU auditors reject CAP reform proposals

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has dismissed the Commission’s proposals for a reform of the common agricultural policy (CAP) as “too complex”.

Meat at the top of French grocery carbon footprint

Meat is accountable for one-third of the average French shopper’s carbon footprint, despite only representing 8% of the basket’s weight, and 23% of its cost, according to a study by...

New study recommends cutting meat consumption for climate

The developed world would have to cut its red meat consumption in half to meet the nitrous oxide (N2O) reduction targets set out by the  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

Sustainable meat production in Brazil

The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Brazilian Association of Beef Exporters (ABIEC) discuss the environmental progress made in Brazilian livestock production, and the...

Meat production can be sustainable, says WWF

Meeting growing world demand for meat while preserving the environment is achievable with improved management practices and efficiency, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Brazil defends commitment to cut deforestation

Brazilian meat industry and government representatives have defended the country’s efforts to reduce deforestation, regretting the “misinformation” spread by the European media.

Marfrig launches water management project

Brazilian processing giant Marfrig has launched a 'water footprint' project to monitor water usage in the production chain and improve sustainability and efficiency.

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Australian industry launches sustainability campaign

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the country’s meat promotion levy body, has launched an initiative to deliver sustainable livestock farming by funding 100 research or development projects by 2020.

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Dubai abattoirs switch to solar energy

The Dubai municipality has announced that abattoirs in the Emirate would now use solar energy to heat water, Gulf News reports.

Poultry demand grows 3 times as fast as world population, says FAO

Demand for poultry meat has consistently increased at around three times the rate of population growth over each of the past five decades, according to the United Nations’ Food and...

Flexibility needed to green EU agriculture

There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to cutting livestock emissions, according to one of the EU’s key policy officers.

Focus on New Zealand

Carbon calculation

Given its distance from many of its meat export markets, New Zealand has to prove itself squeaky clean when it comes to environmental issues, including carbon footprinting.

Red meat sector vital to UK economy

A new report has concluded that the English red meat sector makes a “significant” contribution to the UK’s economy.

WWF blames meat production for Brazilian deforestation

The meat industry’s dependency on soya bean to feed animals is the main cause of deforestation in the Brazilian region of Cerrado, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) argues.