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US wastes 40% of its food

US wastes 40% of its food

By Nicholas Robinson

The US “trashes” 40% of its food supply according to a new report published by the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC).

Meat helps drive strong Q2 performance for Walmart

Meat helps drive strong Q2 performance for Walmart

By Carina Perkins

Retail giant Walmart has reported strong sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2013, driven partly by outstanding performance from the company’s meat department in the US.

McDonald’s suffers drop in profits

McDonald’s suffers drop in profits

Burger giant McDonald’s has seen net profits fall 4% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2012, reflecting a strong dollar and challenging global trading conditions.

MFA stands by allegations of animal cruelty

MFA stands by allegations of animal cruelty

By Nicholas Robinson

Animal welfare charity Mercy for Animals (MFA) is standing by its claims that a video shot undercover at a US pig farm showed animal cruelty. 

Antibiotics campaign targets US supermarkets

Antibiotics campaign targets US supermarkets

By Carina Perkins

A new campaign is calling on US supermarkets to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics, claiming that the majority of consumers want antibiotic-free meat.

Campaign to promote US chilled pork in South Korea

Campaign to promote US chilled pork in South Korea

By Nicholas Robinson

South Korea and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have started a campaign to promote year-round consumption of US chilled pork in South Korea following a decline in US imports.

Positive outlook for poultry markets

Positive outlook for poultry markets

By Melodie Michel

The global poultry sector is expected to benefit from positive market conditions and strong prices in the second quarter of 2012, a Rabobank report has revealed.

UK to introduce Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA)

UK to introduce Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA)

By Melodie Michel

The UK has confirmed the introduction of its Groceries Code Adjudicator, a legislative device meant to correct the power imbalance between farmers and supermarkets.

French producers “strangled” by supermarkets

French producers “strangled” by supermarkets

By Melodie Michel

French meat producers are have called on their union to negotiate better prices with supermarkets, arguing that the rise in feed costs is not covered in their contracts.

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