Environment

Klöckner develops microwaveable pack solutions

Klöckner develops microwaveable pack solutions

By Aidan Fortune

German packaging manufacturer Klöckner Pentaplast's food and consumer products division has launched a complete microwaveable pack solution for fast food retailers and the convenience market in northern Europe.

US cattle organisations question grizzly bear decision

US cattle organisations question grizzly bear decision

By Aidan Fortune

The US Public Lands Council (PLC), National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), and Washington Cattlemen’s Association (WCA) have expressed disappointment at the Department of the Interior’s announcement in support of introducing grizzly bears in...

Danish government to build wild boar fence

Danish government to build wild boar fence

By Aidan Fortune

In an effort to prevent African swine fever (ASF) from reaching Denmark, the government and the Danish People‘s Party have signed an agreement on a number of initiatives, including the erection of a wild boar fence between Denmark and Germany.

Brazil: Focus on sustainability

Brazil: Focus on sustainability

By Aidan Fortune

Brazil has hit the headlines once again for the wrong reasons but while one processor is under investigation, the entire meat industry is working to make the sector sustainable for the future.

US farms to report toxic gas emissions

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US farms to report toxic gas emissions

By Oscar Rousseau

Livestock farmers will have to notify federal authorities if hazardous gas emissions exceed a certain level under rules coming into force on 15 November 2017.

Deforestation of the Amazon is down 70% between 2004 and 2016, according to Apex-Brasil

Brazil to improve sustainability image

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s reputation was tarnished by a tainted meat scandal, but the biggest country in South America is working hard to improve its status as a sustainable food giant.

Smithfield Renewables will aim to keep the company on track to cut emissions by quarter

Smithfield Foods creates clean energy unit

By Oscar Rousseau

Virginia-based pork processor Smithfield Foods has set up Smithfield Renewables, an initiative to power its efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and spark sustainable energy projects.

Grass-fed beef will not save the planet, claims report

Grass-fed beef will not save the planet, claims report

By Oscar Rousseau

Rearing cows on grass is no better for the planet than commercial feed, and continued farming risks “devastating effects” to climate change if methane emissions are not urgently cut, new figures have suggested.