All news articles for April 2016

Consumers urged to cut back on meat consumption to decrease greenhouse gas emissions

Cut meat to save environment, new study warns

By Oscar Rousseau

The World Resource Institute (WRI) has called for a massive rethink in the way we consume meat and dairy, in order to halt global warming and secure a sustainable food future. 

Exports of US beef to Europe in February generated close to $20,000 for America

US beef exports to Europe tipped to tumble

By Oscar Rousseau

Exports of beef from the US into Europe have been predicted to fall by as much as 20%, according to Jean-Luc Mériaux, secretary general of the European Meat and Livestock Trading Union (UECBV). 

HKScan said replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy helped reduce emissions

Animal fat helps HKScan cut emissions by a third

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat processor HKScan reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in 2015, and using animal fats for heating was one of several eco-friendly measures used to reduce its carbon footprint.

Evidence suggests antibiotic overuse in meat could spell disaster for human medicine

US restaurant chains urged to stop antibiotics support

By Aaron McDonald

A $1 trillion coalition, made up from 54 institutional investors, has called for 10 of the largest restaurant chains in the US, as well as the UK, to stop sourcing meat from suppliers that use antibiotics.

Tyson Foods will not increase the total number of chickens it processes in Arkansas

Tyson Foods bids for additional poultry site

By Oscar Rousseau

Employees at Tyson Foods - one of the world’s biggest meat processors - have proposed to build a new poultry processing site near an existing plant in Arkansas.

An Australian poultry processor has been fined for violating environmental requirements

Supreme Poultry and Chickens fined $30,000

By Aidan Fortune

A poultry processing plant in New South Wales (NSW), Australia has been fined for breaching conditions of its Environment Protection Licence (EPL).