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.
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.
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.
Japan’s German pork imports grew by 36% in the January-October period of last year (2017) compared to the same period of 2016, representing by far the highest growth rate for national exports of pork to Japan.