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EU biofuels U-turn ‘irresponsible’, say farmers

EU biofuels U-turn ‘irresponsible’, say farmers

By Arabella Mileham

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.

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Farmers on "front line" of water security, says NFU

By Arabella Mileham

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.

Marfrig to work on third-party emissions

Marfrig to work on third-party emissions

By Nicholas Robinson

Marfrig Group, a leading global food producer, has concluded that 95% of its global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions come from third-party sources.

Drought forces US to take emergency action

Drought forces US to take emergency action

By Leah Germain

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.

UN Conference calls for more sustainable livestock

UN Conference calls for more sustainable livestock

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.

Expert warns EU on sustainability

Expert warns EU on sustainability

By Carina Perkins

Europe must take a balanced view on sustainability or risk exporting its meat production, a leading agricultural expert has warned.

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