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Irish farmers call for ASF import ban

Irish farmers call for ASF import ban

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has urged the government to place an immediate band on any pork imports from countries affected by African Swine Fever (ASF) in the commercial herd.

The team at JUST, Inc, works on cell-cultured meat (Picture: JUST, Inc)

Barb Stuckey: 'When you talk about cells, you leave the realm of deliciousness...”

‘Cultivated’ meat could be the most-consumer-friendly term for cell-cultured meat, suggests Mattson/GFI research

By Elaine Watson

The term ‘clean meat’ is confusing (and carries the tacit implication that regular meat is 'dirty’), while ‘cell-based meat’ – a more neutral term favored by some startups – doesn’t poll well with shoppers. ‘Lab-grown’ is a food marketer’s nightmare....

Tyson launches new meals division

Tyson launches new meals division

By Aidan Fortune

US processor Tyson Fresh Meats, the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods, has created a new team focused on the value added and case ready categories.

The opening ceremony of Danish Crown's first plant in China

Danish Crown opens Chinese plant

By Aidan Fortune

Pork processor Danish Crown has opened its first factory in China, with the potential for more to come.

Meat production in the UK is beating the trend of environmental abuse reported elsewhere in the world, claimed the BMPA

BMPA hits back at meat production critics

By James Ridler

Meat production in the UK makes the best use of the country’s agricultural land and greatly aids biodiversity and countryside management, according to British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) chief executive Nick Allen.

Retailer no-show infuriates Irish farmers

Retailer no-show infuriates Irish farmers

By Aidan Fortune

Farmer lobby group Beef Plan Movement has expressed major dissatisfaction that Irish retailers will not be present in talks between producers and processors taking place this week.