An advocacy group has urged McDonald’s to set a “concrete timeline” for phasing out antibiotics in its beef and pork, amid concerns that routine overuse creates life-threatening, drug-resistant superbugs.
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).
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.
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.
By Eugene Vorotnikov, in Voronezh, Russia; and Keith Nuthall
The Russian government will fight an application by the European Union (EU) at the World Trade Organization (WTO) for permission to impose retaliatory trade sanctions worth €1.39 billion over Moscow’s ban on EU pork and pigs.