France

Several French butcher shops have been stoned and vandalised with anti-meat graffiti

Vegan violence hits French butchers

By Ashley Williams

Butchers across France have written to the French Government calling for a police presence after allegedly accusing vegans over a string of vandalism incidents at their shops.

The Doux Group has attracted the attention of MHP

MHP seeks to acquire French poultry processor

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukraine poultry giant MHP is in talks to acquire crisis-ridden French poultry processor Doux Group as a part of a strategy aimed at boosting broiler sales outside Ukraine.

Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin want Russia to become a major organic food producer

Russia to strengthen foothold in organic meat market

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia could take its share of the global organic market, including meat, from 10% to 25%, according to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, following adoption of an organic farming bill.

An SABC TV segment found that Brazilian chicken be thawed and refrozen multiple times before reaching shoppers

Brazilian chicken a ‘serious health risk’

By Oscar Rousseau

South Africa’s antidumping PR machine has claimed it’s “no surprise” imported Brazilian chicken could be thawed and refrozen before reaching consumers, an allegation reported by the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).

Welsh sheep producers could be among the hardest hit by Brexit, according to trade reps

Welsh livestock farmers fear serious threats from Brexit

By Laura Syrett

Sheep farmers in Wales face “an extremely difficult future” after Brexit, if the UK government fails to negotiate a trade deal that secures tariff-free access to key European Union (EU) export markets, a leading trade body has warned.

Irish beef exports are now valued at nearly €2.5bn and represent a fifth of all exports

Growing meat exports help Ireland to record year

By Helen Gilbert

Increased volumes of beef, pigmeat and sheepmeat helped the value of Irish food and drink exports reach a record high of €12.6bn last year – a rise of 13%, figures from the Irish Food Board have shown.