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UK hopes for Taiwan approval on pork exports

UK hopes for Taiwan approval on pork exports

By Dinah Gardner, in Taipei

The UK’s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has said if Taiwan lifts its current ban on British pork exports this year, it hopes to see the industry sell about US$15 million’s worth of the meat to the island in the first full year....

Japan plots growth in wagyu export sales to Taiwan

Japan plots growth in wagyu export sales to Taiwan

By Kathryn Wortley, in Tokyo

Japanese wagyu beef exports to Taiwan are set to soar as meat producers tap into demand following the lifting of a 16-year ban on the product, while riding on the tailwind of a Japanese government promotional campaign.

Russia looks to export opportunity for halal venison

Russia looks to export opportunity for halal venison

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

A recently opened slaughterhouse in northern Siberia has been certified to sell venison in accordance with Islamic standards (halal) and is currently in negotiations to export commercial batches of premium cuts to Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)....

Consumers call for natural supplements for animals

Consumers call for natural supplements for animals

By Aidan Fortune

A consumer survey, commissioned by US producer Cargill, has revealed the growing popularity among millennials of natural supplements to aid digestive health, along with animal well-being.

Moscow is hopeful South America's smaller meat producers can fill the void left by Brazil, EU and the US

Russia plans to increase beef exports from Latin America

By Eugene Vorotnikov and Manuel Rueda

The Russian government plans to significantly increase beef exports from Latin America (except Brazil) to compensate for potential domestic supply shortages created by the existing ban on meat imports from Western countries and a recent ban on Brazilian...

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.

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...