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Meat body slams study linking cured meat to asthma

A French study linking increased cured meat consumption with increased risks for asthma sufferers has been strongly rebuked by the North American Meat Institute (NAMI).

Processed meat may ‘worsen’ asthma symptoms

Asthma sufferers could be at risk of making their symptoms worse, if they consume a high level of processed meat, according to French researchers.

Wegdam Foods acquires Tilly Sabco for undisclosed sum

Dutch meat firm Wegdam Foods has announced the takeover of administration-hit French poultry supplier Tilly Sabco, saving 61 jobs.

World Meat Congress

World Meat Congress, in quotes

Speakers at the World Meat Congress, in Uruguay’s Punta del Este, concluded that meat will continue to play a vital role in reducing poverty and feeding the world's growing population. ...

Huge science leap needed to control farm-driven antimicrobial resistance

A giant leap in research is needed to effectively end the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, according to a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report.

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Social media erodes consumer trust in meat

The use of social media to shame and defame meat companies accused of wrongdoing and malpractice is eroding consumer trust. 

Eating processed meat may cause headaches

US scientists have claimed that the nitrate found in processed meats, such as bacon, may be the cause of migraines.

UN adopts ‘groundbreaking’ animal welfare policies

The United Nations has adopted what one NGO described as “groundbreaking” policy recommendations, placing animal welfare concerns at the heart of global farming.

Lobby group calls for switch from meat to plant-based protein

Investors managing $1.25trn in assets have called on 16 food companies to shake up the global meat supply chain, citing environmental and health concerns over factory farming.

World Steak Challenge: How Twitter reacted to world’s best sirloin

Australia’s Jack Creek retained the title of the World’s Best Steak Producer at World Steak Challenge at yesterday’s GlobalMeatNews event held in London’s Hyde Park.

A force for good: OIE, OECD address animal welfare worldwide

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have signed an agreement in Paris to align their efforts to promote animal welfare.

Failure to boost meat drugs poses public health risk

An inability to develop new medicine for food-giving animals or remove “unnecessary” red tape could cause problems for animal and human health, an influential veterinary body has warned.

News in brief

World Steak Challenge sees surge in global interest

The number of participating nations in this year’s World Steak Challenge has increased by 60% since the inaugural event kick-off at London’s Hyde Park in September 2015.

GlobalMeatNews Survey

Russian trade ban inflicts maximum damage

Russia’s politically-motivated decision to slash meat imports continues to be a bloody thorn in the side of the meat industry, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

FAO calls for antimicrobial resistance action

More effort is needed from Europe to tackle the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), claims the director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

World Steak Challenge 2016 now open for entries

Following the success of the inaugural World Steak Challenge, organised by GlobalMeatNews, the international competition to crown the best steak on the planet has returned.

FAO report highlights growing threats to livestock industry

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called for "urgent concerted policy responses" to deal with the growing threat of climate change to global food security....

Namibia stands firm over poultry import restrictions

The Namibian government is continuing to fight a legal challenge against its decision to restrict South African chicken imports.

Search is on for World’s Best Steak

A new international competition, from the team behind GlobalMeatNews, launches today (5 June) - the World Steak Challenge.

Russia to import meat from Africa

Rosselkhoznadzor may allow meat to be exported to Russia from South Africa and Namibia, according to head of the veterinary watchdog Sergey Dankvert.

Guest article

Africa – the four pillars of growth

If you were to think about the global meat sector, Africa is not often seen in the same light as China, other parts of Asia and Latin America, but this...

Namibia ready to export beef to Hong Kong after May audit

Namibia is ready to export beef to Hong Kong after a food and livestock safety audit carried out last month (May) by the Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety.

News in brief

Irish tech firm strikes Namibian deal

Dublin-based agri-food tech firm Emydex Technology has signed a deal with the Meat Corporation (MeatCo) of Namibia, in Africa, to provide it with software systems.

UK meat imports up, according to Meat Promotion Wales

Meat imports into the UK market during 2013 rose, according to figures from Welsh meat bosses, although those increases are unlikely to be repeated during 2014.

Guest article

Looking back to look forwards

Although the New Year has come and gone, there is still the opportunity to both look back and forwards to see what has happened in the past 12 months and...