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Ireland's booming food exports defy Brexit fear

The value of Irish food and drink exports last year exceeded a staggering €11bn for the first time in the country’s history – and meat had a big part to...

Mexico whets appetite for record-breaking US pork exports

The US broke its monthly record for pork exports in November 2016 after its record-beating trade increased by nearly a quarter year-on-year.

Food trend predictions for 2017

Clean and ethical labels alongside intelligent packaging and the demand for organic produce are some of the key trends likely to dominate the food industry this year.

5 Fantastic Meats and Where to Find Them

There has been much in the news to make one huffle and puff, the latest Harry Potter spin-off movie got the GlobalMeatNews team thinking about all the magic exotic meats...

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.

Canadian poultry producers acquired by private equity firm

Manufacturers of frozen poultry products, Maxi Canada, Inc, based in Quebec has been acquired by Californian Altamont Capital Partners. 

US pork and beef exports see double-digit growth in October

US pork and beef exports had a strong October, with both achieving double-digit increases from a year ago, according to statistics released by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and...

Selective pig breeding to benefit from Canadian government funding

The Canadian government has announced that the country’s pork sector will receive nearly CA$1 million in technological funding. 

Canadian pork receives restored Argentinian access

The Canadian pork industry has welcomed restored access to the Argentinian market which could be worth $16 million (m) annually. 

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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. ...

Thailand’s CP Foods plans $1bn Bellisio takeover

Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) is to acquire US frozen food company Bellisio for $1bn, just days after the Thai conglomerate confirmed it was exploring investment in value-added products. ...

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.

JBS profits fall after Brazil headwinds

Brazilian meatpacker JBS has posted a 74% drop in third-quarter profits after the “most challenging period” in South America. 

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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. 

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Reducing meat consumption poses ‘significant’ health risk

Calls to cut meat consumption to reduce the risk of developing cancer raise serious health concerns and consumers heeding such advice could end up suffering from nutritional deficiencies. 

Canadian Meat Council welcomes start of Ukraine FTA

The Canadian Meat Council (CMC) has welcomed a move from Canada’s parliament to start ratifying the Canada-Ukraine free trade agreement.

EU meat industry voices concern over CETA

The CETA deal, whose legal texts were finally signed on 30 October, will be “a painful exercise” for the EU meat sector, Copa-Cogeca secretary general Pekka Pesonen has warned.

CETA: EU and Canada sign historic trade deal

The European Union (EU) and Canada have signed a long-awaited free trade deal in Brussels, following weeks of increased opposition from Belgium’s French-speaking Wallonia region.

Vermont Smoke & Cure launches exclusive sausage flavours

US sausage supremo Vermont Smoke & Cure has linked up with local businesses Citizen Cider and Jasper Hill Farm to launch five-strong line of flavoursome craft pork bangers. 

Europe’s China-bound pork exports set to fall

Analysts warn Europe’s share of lucrative pork exports to China will fall as competition from the Americas - driven by Canada's drug-free pig herd - puts pressure on EU trade....

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.

Canada invests in Scrapie eradication

The Canadian government has invested CA$345,720 in the Canadian Sheep Federation (CSF) to implement the Scrapie Eradication Strategic Plan for the sheep and goat industries. 

News in brief

Essentia launches antibiotic-free poultry proteins

Savoury food and sports nutrition processors can now access chicken- and turkey-based protein, which is guaranteed to be free from antibiotics, thanks to Essentia Protein Solutions.

Tick bites spark deadly allergic reactions to meat

Experts warn that tick bites are leading to a worrying number of people developing lethal allergic reactions to red meat, with Australia and America most at risk.