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Bird flu outbreaks rock poultry sector as prices rise

Waves of avian influenza (AI) across Europe, Asia and Africa could impact the poultry industry just as broiler prices rise and feed costs drop. 

Farming group warns Mercosur deal threatens EU beef industry

An event in the European Parliament, held today (30 November), has warned politicians of the negative impact a trade deal with Latin America could have on domestic EU beef producers.

Pilgrim’s Pride in $350m deal to acquire GNP Company

Brazilian-owned US poultry giant Pilgrim’s Pride has entered into a definitive agreement to take over branded chicken producer GNP Company (GNP) in an all-cash $350m deal.

Brazil meat sector welcomes Malaysia trade deal

Brazil's meat industry has welcomed a commercial agreement struck by their country’s government with Malaysia, that will encourage and enable Brazilian beef and chicken exports to the south-east Asian country....

Meat industry ‘hit hard’ by EU trade policy

The EU meat industry, particularly beef, could be “hit hard” by upcoming trade deals signed by the European Union, a study has warned.

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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. ...

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. 

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Sial to deliver $840m in meat business for Brazil

Brazilian meat firms will net roughly $840m in contracts from trade show Sial Paris 2016, according to the Brazilian Trade & Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil).

Negotiators satisfied after tenth round of EU-Mercosur talks

Another negotiation round on the trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur took place earlier this month in Brussels.

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.

Brazil’s BRF to invest $20m in China’s Cofco Meat

Brazilian meatpacker BRF SA – one of the country’s largest food processors – has agreed to invest $20m in China’s pork company Cofco Meat Holdings and form a strategic partnership.

Baby food provides most protein in Russia

Russia consumed more baby food per capita than it did meat in 2015, according to London-based data analyst firm Euromonitor International.

Huge livestock carrier gains export approval

A ship owned by livestock exporter Wellard, capable of transporting 75,000 sheep, has been granted a certificate to start shipping live animals from Australia.

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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.

KFC welfare standards slammed in report

For the fourth year in row, Yum Brands ranked second lowest in the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), a performance that World Animal Protection slammed as “unacceptable”.

Minimal joy for meat traders during Rio Olympic Games

Meat retailers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have expressed disappointment that the Olympic and Paralympic Games in August had a weak impact on sales, although a selected band of suppliers...

Marfrig: halting deforestation ‘critical’

Meatpacker Marfrig said halting deforestation and fighting slave-like labour conditions was “critical” to its strategy in Brazil as an independent audit praised the company.

Marfrig celebrates as first Brazilian beef arrives in US

Brazilian meatpacker Marfrig has hailed the “incredible” news that its beef has arrived in the US, less than two months after the two nations lifted an historic trade ban.

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.