All news articles for January 2018

The Beyond Burger is backed by a mix of wealthy investors, including Bill Gates

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Beyond Burger hits TGI Fridays’ menu

By Oscar Rousseau

The plant-based patty that bleeds like beef – the Beyond Burger – is now on the menu at 469 TGI Fridays restaurants in the US.

Some factories have reportedly threatened farmers with extra costs for delivering dirty or wet sheep

Sensible approach urged to clean sheep policy

By Helen Gilbert

Trade bodies have urged meat processors to take a “practical and sensible approach” towards implementing rules around the cleanliness of sheep for slaughter in light of the recent continuous bad weather.

India is worried about bio-piracy - the act of buying livestock, improving it, selling the semen abroad

Indian breed scheme to boost meat quality

By Raghavendra Verma

India has been identifying and registering all livestock breeds in the country, a process that could benefit the local meat industry with increased production and higher-quality meat, GlobalMeatNews has been told.

Brazil's beef exports - rocked by rotten meat allegations - have resumed month-on-month growth

Brazilian beef exports keep on growing

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s rising beef exports show burgeoning meat demand has outweighed any lingering concerns from the rotten meat scandal.

India reports bird flu outbreak

India reports bird flu outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

India has culled more than 900 birds after it reported a case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the southwestern state of Karnataka.

Russia considers use of radiation on meat products

Russia considers use of radiation on meat products

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russian scientists believe radiation could be applied effectively in the domestic meat industry, while the country’s nuclear corporation Rosatom has already developed commercial technology of ionizing radiation, which it is planning to promote to the...

Neither Leucadia nor National Beef have put rumours about a potential sale to bed

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Leucadia tight-lipped on National Beef stake sale

By Oscar Rousseau

The majority stakeholder in Missouri-based meatpacker National Beef has remained tight-lipped on rumours it is exploring plans to sell its stake in the processor.