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The meat-free market is expected to hit $5.2bn by 2020

Vegan firms should target meat eaters

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat eaters with an appetite for vegetables could be a cash cow for meat-free food companies, according to data from Innova Market Insights. 

The halal market is expected to be worth close to $60bn within the next four years

BRF spin-off creates halal unit

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian meat processor BRF has announced plans to set up a subsidiary tasked with strengthening the meat giant’s supply of meat to Muslim consumers.

Vladimir Putin's trade bans on western imports have hurt the meat industry

GlobalMeatNews Survey

Russian trade ban inflicts maximum damage

By Oscar Rousseau

Russia’s politically-motivated decision to slash meat imports continues to be a bloody thorn in the side of the meat industry, according to an exclusive GlobalMeatNews survey.

The new law could also boost halal meat trade with Malaysia and Indonesia

Philippine halal law to drive meat export growth

By Jens Kastner

Outgoing Philippine President Benigno Aquino has signed into law a consolidated measure on halal exports, which may help boost the country’s meat exporters in the Middle East.

The zebu cow is the breed that will supply the majority of Fauji Group's beef

Pakistan launches its biggest halal plant

By Shahid Husain, in Karachi

Pakistan’s largest conglomerate, the Fauji Group, has launched the country’s biggest halal abattoir, meat processing and exporting unit near Port Qasim, Karachi.

MHP's CEO Yuriy Kosyuk said he was

MHP exports rise despite ‘low’ poultry prices

By Oscar Rousseau

Chicken meat exports climbed at MHP in the first quarter of 2016, despite the Ukraine-based agro-industrial grain and poultry producer reporting plummeting pre-tax profits during the period.

The world's best steak will be judged by meat scientists, master butchers and top chefs

World Steak Challenge 2016 now open for entries

By Aidan Fortune

Following the success of the inaugural World Steak Challenge, organised by GlobalMeatNews, the international competition to crown the best steak on the planet has returned.

Beef consumption falls in Europe and the US as consumers turn to poultry

Food trends: meat consumption up, beef declines

By Oscar Rousseau

Global meat consumption has recorded a year-on-year increase when compared to figures from 2014, according to data from London-based market intelligence firm Euromonitor International. 

AHDB Beef & Lamb is working hard to open up China's market for British beef

UK beef exports seen as premium

By Oscar Rousseau

Thanks to an “unparalleled” rain-fed pasture system and nutrient-rich grass, UK beef exports are perceived globally as premium meat products, according to UK levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb.

The funding will partly go towards tackling avian influenza

US funds pandemic animal disease action

By Chloe Ryan

The US has committed $87 million to efforts to combat pandemic animal diseases that threaten human health, including avian influenza.

France has put renewed emphasis on opening more export markets

Saudi Arabia opens market to French beef

By Chloe Ryan

Saudi Arabia has lifted a 15-year ban on French beef, opening a market closed due to BSE and offering potential to an industry hurt by low prices and the Russian embargo.

Australia eyes up the Middle East as a target for the county's beef exports

Australia looks to Middle East to boost beef exports

By Lee Adendorff

Australia needs to focus more on the Middle East as a long-term beef export destination, according to Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO Suzannah Moss-Wright, as exports to the region climb.

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