Strikes have taking place in India this year in protest against a meat crackdown

Indian state outlaws new meat shops

By Oscar Rousseau

India’s meat crackdown has gathered potency after the state of Haryana banned meat shops from applying for a licence to open shops in Gurugram.

Contactless and cashless payment will continue to grow in popularity in 2017

Food trend predictions for 2017

By Oscar Rousseau

Clean and ethical labels alongside intelligent packaging and the demand for organic produce are some of the key trends likely to dominate the food industry this year.

India's new packaging system will markedly improve product shelf-life

India’s meat firms urged to use new packaging technology

By Raghavendra Verma

Indian meat processors are being advised to use new packing technology that promises to reduce their energy costs while transporting products, helping boost the country’s weak cold chain for fresh and chilled meat.

Mumbai, where officials have imposed a four-day ban on the slaughter and sale of meat

Mumbai bans meat

By Chloe Ryan

Mumbai has banned slaughter and the sale of meat, following a demand from the strictly vegetarian Jain community, sparking outrage among meat-eaters already upset by a permanent beef ban imposed this year.

The beef trade in India is bound up with demand for sacrificial animals

Bangladesh wants to boost cattle trade with India

By A Z M Anas in Dhaka

The Bangladesh government is developing proposals to boost the Bangladesh-India cattle trade by allowing sales at border markets (called haats), after Indian authorities curbed livestock smuggling.

Indian exporters said they were expecting more sales

India buffalo meat exports on the rise

By Raghavendra Verman, in New Delhi

Indian buffalo meat exports have risen by 10% to US$4.78 billion in the financial year ending March 2015, according to provisional data released by India’s Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics on 8 May.

Beef had been the cheapest meat available

Maharashtra beef processors upset over new oxen and bull slaughter ban

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

Beef traders in the Indian state of Maharashtra, which includes Mumbai, are in a desperate situation as the state government has started to implement a newly-approved law that bans the slaughter of oxen and bulls for religious reasons.

Indian buffalo meat exports grew by 16% from April to October 2014

India buffalo meat exports rise, despite BJP government

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi

Concerns that India’s beef export industry might wither under the new Hindu nationalist BJP-led government have proved unfounded, as between April and October 2014, India exported US$2.66 billion’s worth of buffalo meat, a rise of nearly 16% over the...

The newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party had promoted its intention to curb consumption of meat

Indian meat industry worries about ‘war on meat’, says Euromonitor

By Simone Baroke, contributing analyst at Euromonitor International

India is fast emerging as one of the world’s biggest bovine meat exporters. This, however, does not sit at all well with the country’s newly elected Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which promised during its campaign to put a halt to the...


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