Environment

Tyson Foods rebuffed claims it is 'driving massive manure and fertiliser pollution'

Tyson Foods condemns ‘misleading characterisation’

By Aaron McDonald

A report from environmental group Mighty Earth, which targeted Tyson Foods for allegedly heavily contributing towards a large ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico, has been condemned by the meat company. 

Impossible Foods recently reached milestones on food safety and intellectual property

Impossible? A plant-based burger just won $75m

By Oscar Rousseau

Start-up Impossible Foods has secured a “significant” $75m cash injection from investors, including Bill Gates and a Facebook founder, who now back a revolutionary plant-based burger that bleeds.

Russian meat producers remain upbeat despite the extended food embargo

Russian meat industry claims not to care about food embargo

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Despite statements from Russian officials, the effect of the Russian food embargo, recently extended to the end of 2018, on the domestic market is expected to be very limited, as key meat suppliers continue to be banned by veterinary restrictions, while...

Zimbabwe's $300 million agricultural plan has received a mixed response

Mixed response to Zimbabwe livestock development plan

By Ceaser Mhukahuru, in Harare

The Zimbabwe government’s plan to roll out a $300 million (m) livestock development programme aimed at resuscitating the country’s ailing meat production sector has prompted mixed reactions from industry experts.

The President of Belarus has proposed that farming take place at Chernobyl

Belarus’ president pushes for farms in Chernobyl exclusion zone

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko has instructed the country’s government to prepare a decree allowing agricultural activity, including the building of poultry, pig and cattle farms, in an area of the exclusion zone surrounding the Chernobyl power...

Handtmann said the new site will improve ties with supply chain partners

Handtmann opens €7m customer service centre

By Rod Addy

Meat product manufacturers can devise and test bespoke solutions to processing issues and train on the latest equipment at a €7m customer service centre just opened by Handtmann at its German headquarters.

Pork CRC-supported Ryan Chen graduated with a PHD from Flinders University

Algae may help reduce emissions on pig farms

By Oscar Rousseau

Adding algae to wastewater may reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help pig farmers become more environmentally friendly, the Australian Pork Cooperative Research Centre (Pork CRC) claims.

As governor of Georgia, Sonny Perduegained experience of managing a big farm state

Perdue confirmed as US agriculture secretary

By Oscar Rousseau

America’s meat trade has reacted warmly to news that Donald Trump’s pick for agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue, has finally been confirmed by the US senate.