The EU must not impose “irresponsible” limits on the amount of crop-based biofuels it produces as it is likely to put animal feed supplies at risk and is based on a flawed impact assessment, a European farming co-operative has warned.
Addressing food and water security is crucial to Europe’s farmers, but widespread European regulation on water is not the way forward, delegates at an international water conference in Sweden were warned.
American livestock producers are in “deep trouble” following the worst drought the country has experienced in 25 years, according to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack.
A new partnership initiative to improve how the environmental impacts of the livestock industry are measured and assessed is being headed up by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Agriculture ministers worldwide are digesting the details of the agreement struck at the United Nations (UN) Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which stressed the need for livestock production systems to be more sustainable.