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UK hopes for Taiwan approval on pork exports

UK hopes for Taiwan approval on pork exports

By Dinah Gardner, in Taipei

The UK’s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has said if Taiwan lifts its current ban on British pork exports this year, it hopes to see the industry sell about US$15 million’s worth of the meat to the island in the first full year....

Irish Farmers’ Association warns of Brexit impact

Irish Farmers’ Association warns of Brexit impact

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has warned the findings of a report published by Business, Enterprise and Innovation Minister Heather Humphreys, examining the impact of Brexit on Ireland’s trade and economy, are “very stark” for farming and food...

Is exporting live slaughter animals ethical? The practice has been brought into sharp focus recently

Brexit: Scotland opposed to livestock export ban

By Oscar Rousseau

The Scottish Government has warned Westminster it will not ban livestock exports, amid rumours UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove plans to outlaw the controversial practice.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May hailed the golden era of Chinese relations. Image courtesy of Arno Mikkor

China to end decades-old UK beef ban in six months

By Oscar Rousseau

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s bilateral meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping has secured a major breakthrough for the meat industry: China will drop its British beef export ban within six months.

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.