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UK becomes net lamb exporter

UK becomes net lamb exporter

By Ed Bedington

Latest statistics have shown the UK is now a net exporter of lamb. According to the data from beef and sheep levy body Eblex, sheep meat exports from the UK climbed by 11% in 2011, reaching 98,500t.

US and EU reach organic agreement

US and EU reach organic agreement

By Melodie Michel

Products certified organic in the United States or the European Union will be able to be sold as organic on both markets from 1 June 2012.

‘Brainless chicken’ suggestion under fire

‘Brainless chicken’ suggestion under fire

By Melodie Michel

A suggestion to remove parts of chicken brains so they become unaware of their living conditions on intensive farms has come under attack from animal welfare organisations.

Genetic research to eliminate campylobacter

Genetic research to eliminate campylobacter

By Melodie Michel

The UK-based Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has launched a £1.3m research project to find the gene responsible for campylobacter resistance in chickens.

UK and Italy join forces against CAP reform

UK and Italy join forces against CAP reform

By Melodie Michel

The National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales (NFU) and Italy’s Confederazione Nazionale Coldiretti are working together to ensure the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform benefit farmers in both countries.

Botswana hopes to lift EU beef export ban

Botswana hopes to lift EU beef export ban

By Andrew Maramwidze, in Gabarone

The Botswana government claims it is fulfilling demands made by the European Union (EU) to improve livestock disease controls in the face of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks, and hopes an EU beef import ban will soon be lifted.

Concerns over GM animals in the EU

Concerns over GM animals in the EU

By Melodie Michel

A group of organisations have expressed concern about the possible introduction of genetically modified (GM) animals in the European Union (EU), after the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) released guidance for applicants.

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