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US exports to South America have increased by a staggering 182% in the last 20 years

Latin America: US meat exporters hail red tape cuts

By Oscar Rousseau

Free trade agreements and less red tape have supported growth in South America, but consumers need educating on American protein, the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has warned.

Meat prices have increased but global production is expected to stagnate this year

FAO: Global price of meat up

By Oscar Rousseau

The price of a shopping basket of meat products increased for the third month in a row, according to the Food and Agricultural Organisation’s (FAO) Meat Price Index.

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.

Graziano da Silva, director general of the FAO, wants more help from Europe to combat antimicrobial resistance

FAO calls for antimicrobial resistance action

By Oscar Rousseau

More effort is needed from Europe to tackle the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), claims the director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Over 250,000t of food waste could be saved if the CCA hits its reduction target

Cool Chain Association to cut food waste

By Oscar Rousseau

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) – a not-for-profit organisation aiming to improve standards in the chilled food transportation chain – has pledged to slash food wastage by 10% within the next nine years.

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.

Mexico wants to boost consumption of organic meat to reduce costs in the health sector

Mexico to create organic meat producer register

By Elizabeth Machuca, in Mexico City

The Mexican government is to create a formal register of organic food producers, including meat and livestock businesses, and is currently carrying out a nationwide survey to build its list.

CEO Bill Lovette: Pilgrim's Pride will be a

Pilgrim’s Pride reports pre-tax profit drop

By Oscar Rousseau

Mexico’s second-largest poultry producer – US-owned Pilgrim’s Pride – has reported a fall in pre-tax profits for the first quarter of 2016 after a “challenging” winter.