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16 April 2019
Ratepayers Get Bill for Animal Waste Despite Small Dairy Industry
NEW ZEALAND - A South Island mayor is questioning why ratepayers and taxpayers are footing the bill to clean up industrial waste....
11 April 2019
Genetic Breakthrough on Tropical Grass Could Help Develop Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
US - Cattle are a mainstay for many smallholders but their farms are often on degraded lands, which increases cattle's impact on the environment and lowers their production of milk and meat....
09 April 2019
New Pathways for Sustainable Agriculture
GERMANY - Hedges, flowering strips and other semi-natural habitats provide food and nesting places for insects and birds in agricultural landscapes. This also has advantages for agriculture: bees, flies, beetles and other animal groups pollinate crops...
02 April 2019
Cornell Model Helps Dairy Farms Reduce Nitrogen, Save Money
US - The Chesapeake Bay - about 235 miles down the Susquehanna River from New York's Southern Tier - and other waterways might grow cleaner, thanks to new updates and improvements in a Cornell dairy nutrition model....
01 April 2019
Dairy Effluent Treatment System Good News for Water Quality
NEW ZEALAND - New research conducted by Lincoln University on Ravensdown’s ClearTech® farm dairy effluent (FDE) treatment system in Canterbury has shown the system could have significant environmental benefits for river, lake and groundwater quality....
28 March 2019
FrieslandCampina Supports World's Largest Maritime Biofuel Pilot
NETHERLANDS - A large Triple-E container ship is to soon sail 25,000 nautical miles from Rotterdam to Shanghai on biofuel blends alone. This is one of the world’s first pilots of this magnitude, saving 1,500 tons of CO2 and 20,000 kg of sulfur. FrieslandCampina...
15 March 2019
FrieslandCampina Signs up for Ellen MacArthur’s Plastic Commitment
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina has signed The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. ...
11 March 2019
FrieslandCampina Exploring Options to Build Sustainable Dairy Processing Plant
NETHERLANDS - Global dairy producer Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. is exploring options to build a sustainable and innovative dairy processing plant in the Netherlands....
Arla Foods Aims for Carbon Net Zero Dairy
UK - Europe’s largest dairy cooperative, Arla Foods, has announced its latest ambitions to be achieved by 2050....
05 March 2019
Record Fine for Waikato Dairy Farmer for Effluent Discharges
NEW ZEALAND - On-going environmental breaches on a Waikato farm have seen a fine of over $130,000 handed down in the Hamilton District Court....
25 February 2019
NFUS Pushes for Opportunity for Change in Scottish Agriculture Post-Brexit
SCOTLAND, UK - The opportunity for change within the Scottish agricultural industry post-Brexit was the focus for NFU Scotland as it attended the Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference on Friday (22 February)....
22 February 2019
Manure Injection Offers Hope, Challenge for Restoring Chesapeake Water Quality
US - Widespread adoption by dairy farmers of injecting manure into the soil instead of spreading it on the surface could be crucial to restoring Chesapeake Bay water quality, according to researchers....
23 January 2019
FrieslandCampina Opens Distribution Centre in Meppel
NETHERLANDS - Today is the day of the festive opening of the new distribution centre of FrieslandCampina DC Noord in Meppel, the Netherlands....
21 January 2019
New Energy Supply for FrieslandCampina Veghel
NETHERLANDS - Six bundles of three cables as thick as a fist and with a total length of 54 kilometres in the ground, the FrieslandCampina Ingredients location in Veghel (NL) has a new, sustainable energy supply that is fed by green electricity. The new...
18 January 2019
IFA Defends Irish Beef, Dairy Production Against Lancet Report
IRELAND - Responding to the report published by The Lancet yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the report fails to take any account of how carbon efficiently food is produced in different regions of the world, or the very high standards that Irish...
11 January 2019
Coop Netherlands to Introduce PlanetProof Label to Sustainable Dairy Products
NETHERLANDS - Dutch retailer Coop Supermarkten has announced that it will add the PlanetProof quality mark to dairy products that are sourced from sustainable resources....
09 January 2019
Antibiotic resistance: what is animal agriculture's role?
Dr Scott McDougall, professor at Massey University and research veterinarian at a private veterinary practice in New Zealand, spoke at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council about the growing concern of resistance stemming from the...
14 December 2018
Climate Change Imperils Midwest Ag Production
US - A new Cornell University-led study shows that Midwest agriculture is increasingly vulnerable to climate change because of the region's reliance on growing rain-fed crops....
Study: Organic Food Worse for Climate
SWEDEN - Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. ...
12 December 2018
NFU's New Report Highlights Role of Farming, Enhancing Environment
UK - The NFU published an important new benchmarking report on the farmed environment, launching with a high-profile stakeholder event in London yesterday (11 December) attended by Defra Minister George Eustice....
Farm Bureau Applauds EPA's New Clean Water Rule Proposal
State Farm Bureau presidents from across the nation attended an event today at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington to witness the signing of the proposed Clean Water Rule. ...
07 December 2018
NFUS Maps out Scottish Farming’s Requirements from Scottish Budget
SCOTLAND, UK - This week, NFU Scotland wrote to the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance Economy and Fair Work, Derek Mackay MSP, ahead of the annual budget statement to parliament next week (12 December) setting out the measures that its members need...
Increased Soil Contamination Puts Food Safety, Food Security at Risk
GLOBAL - Urgent action is needed to address soil pollution and contain the multiple threats it poses to global food safety and food security, said FAO on World Soil Day....
06 December 2018
Growing Pile of Human, Animal Waste Harbors Threats, Opportunities
GLOBAL - As demand for meat and dairy products increases across the world, much attention has landed on how livestock impact the environment, from land usage to greenhouse gas emissions....
21 November 2018
Artificially Intelligent Food Solutions Reduce Waste of Resources
DENMARK - Klavs Martin Sorensen is an associate professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH FOOD), in the Chemometrics and Analytical Technology section, where he researches rapid methods that can optimise food production....
19 November 2018
Vegetarian Diet Beats Local in Lowering Climate Footprint
EU - A study released last month provides a more comprehensive accounting of the greenhouse gas emissions from EU diets. It shows that meat and dairy products are responsible for the lion's share of greenhouse emissions from the EU diet....
30 October 2018
FAO: Harnessing Power of Livestock to Drive Sustainable Development
GLOBAL - A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector — especially to the lives of millions of poor, animal-dependent small-scale producers in developing countries — but also says that changes in policies...
17 October 2018
FrieslandCampina: Milk Products Fit in a Sustainable Diet
NETHERLANDS - Every day, FrieslandCampina aims to provide the world’s population with the healthiest nutrients. Its milk products play an integral role, as they are a natural source of protein, calcium, vitamin B2 and B12 and phosphorus. This makes...
 
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