Agriculture

The Brazilian Federal Police has begun the latest investigation into the meat industry

Brazilian meat industry under further investigation

By Aidan Fortune

Brazilian authorities have re-ignited their investigation into the meat industry, with a probe into processor BRF SA as well as laboratories accused of covering up salmonella in chicken.

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.

Cargill could face a soybean supply 'glut' for a number of years, depressing prices

Soybean headwind could hit Cargill for years

By Oscar Rousseau

With Cargill’s profits slipping by 6% after a bumper grain and soybean harvest hit its bottom line, a financial analyst told this site the problem might not get better soon.

Belarus exported around US$800m worth of meat to tens of countries last year

Belarus cleared to sell meat to China

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Belarus’ state-owned ZAO Meat and Dairy Company has secured the country’s first contracts to export beef and poultry to China.

Cargill wants to find innovative solutions to pressing food issues like waste and safety

Cargill to ‘accelerate’ innovation

By Oscar Rousseau

Cargill has partnered with two firms to help US start-ups scale up their business as the meat giant aims to address huge challenges like food safety and security.

Pork producers urge agricultural research support

Pork producers urge agricultural research support

By Aidan Fortune

The National Pork Producers Council has urged Congress to renew its commitment to funding agricultural research to help America’s farmers feed a growing world population, improve public health and strengthen US national security by ensuring America’s...

Deforestation of the Amazon is down 70% between 2004 and 2016, according to Apex-Brasil

Brazil to improve sustainability image

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazil’s reputation was tarnished by a tainted meat scandal, but the biggest country in South America is working hard to improve its status as a sustainable food giant.

Grass-fed beef will not save the planet, claims report

Grass-fed beef will not save the planet, claims report

By Oscar Rousseau

Rearing cows on grass is no better for the planet than commercial feed, and continued farming risks “devastating effects” to climate change if methane emissions are not urgently cut, new figures have suggested.

China's bird flu struggles have hit local chicken prices, which could dent return on investment

Booming Asian mega farms are an ‘economic risk’

By Oscar Rousseau

Investors should not get overexcited by the risky Asian meat industry as booming production may not translate to soaring profits, a FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return) Initiative report has claimed.