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20 October 2020
Farmers ask EU parliament to ban terms such as "veggie burger"
Restaurants and shops in the European Union could be barred from marketing products as "veggie burgers" or "vegan sausage" if farmers get their way in a debate this week in the European parliament....
US meat industry lobbies USDA for mandatory labelling of cell-based meat products
The Meat Institute and AMPS Innovation have sent a joint letter to the USDA expressing their concerns on labelling for cell-based and cultured meat and poultry products. ...
19 October 2020
Stalled Brexit negotiations threaten EU agri-food industry
Members of the EU-wide agri-food sector welcome continued negotiations between the UK and EU, but ask for greater clarity and support when planning for the future relationship. ...
16 October 2020
Mexico's consumer protection office resolves first cases in dairy product dispute
Mexico's government has begun resolving a string of disputes with major food suppliers over dairy products pulled from market shelves this week for breaches of standards, and aims to settle pending issues quickly, a senior official said on 15 October....
12 October 2020
EU leaders move to ensure tough enforcement powers in Brexit deal
The Financial Times reports that EU leaders like French President Emmanuel Macron will insist on stringent enforcement rules for any trade deal with the UK....
UK ministers move to deny MPs vote on blocking chlorinated chicken imports
Reporting in The Independent states that British cabinet members will use an “obscure” rule to prevent lawmakers from voting on food imports....
09 October 2020
EU livestock organisations lobby for stricter labelling of vegan meat products
European livestock organisations are launching a campaign against the "misuse of meat denominations" for vegan and plant-based meat products. ...
06 October 2020
UK signals that it is open to Australia-style EU deal, but snags remain
As negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal between the United Kingdom and European Union reach their final weeks, PM Johnson says the UK could trade with the EU on similar terms to Australia in case no deal is reached....
USDA moves to overhaul labelling to deter organic fraud
After multiple cases of organic food fraud eroded consumer confidence, the USDA moves to strengthen its oversight of organic production....
27 September 2020
EU farming union warns that No-deal Brexit would compound COVID-19 impact
As negotiations between the UK and European Union continue to falter, Copa warns that No-deal could result in devastating blows to the Europe and Britain's agriculture sectors. ...
23 September 2020
Marfrig executive pledges to reduce direct emissions by over 40 percent by 2035
A top executive with Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods, the world’s top hamburger producer, says the company expects to achieve a 43 percent reduction in direct emissions by 2035....
08 September 2020
British meat industry highlights weaknesses in Brexit preparations
New meat industry campaign exposes glaring weaknesses in Brexit preparations that puts £1.2 billion in trade at risk...
30 August 2020
New Zealand beef and lamb sampler boxes now available in the US
Silver Fern Farms, Marx Foods and Beef + Lamb New Zealand team up to launch online delivery sampler boxes for US customers. ...
29 August 2020
Beyond Meat initiates direct online sales of plant-based meat
On 27 August, Beyond Meat Inc launched a new website to sell its plant-based meat products to US customers....
25 August 2020
New UK polling data indicates that 75 percent welcome ban on lower-welfare food imports
The RSPCA has launched a petition urging the UK Government to keep its manifesto commitment regarding animal welfare as trade deals progress. ...
UK vets lobby to change the welfare of animals at slaughter
The comprehensive new policy authored by leading experts and vets have recommended over 65 ways to improve the welfare of animals at slaughter. ...
11 August 2020
US Senators call for tariffs to be removed on food items from the European Union
A bipartisan groups of 13 US Senators have asked the US Trade Representative to remove the 25 percent tariffs on food, wine and spirits from the EU....
29 July 2020
UK Government still sidelining animal welfare concerns in its trade policy
Key animal welfare groups like the RSPCA have lingering concerns over the UK's Trade and Agriculture Commission....
28 July 2020
US warns farmers not to plant unsolicited seeds from China
The USDA has warned farmers against planting unsolicited packages of seeds arriving from China, citing environmental concerns....
26 July 2020
PFLA publishes updated Certification Standards
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association has published its latest set of Certification Standards, listing what cattle and sheep producers must do to apply the "Pasture for Life" marketing symbol on their produce....
20 July 2020
Amazon deforestation linked with soya and beef production
Emerging research suggests that nearly 20 percent of Brazil’s soya exports to the European Union could be linked with illegal deforestation....
10 July 2020
UK creates Trade and Agriculture Commission amid trade negotiations
The UK's new Trade and Agriculture Commission represents farmers, retailers and consumers and will advise the government on trade, animal welfare and environmental standards. ...
06 July 2020
RSPCA urges UK government to prioritise animal welfare as Agriculture Bill reaches Lords
Higher animal welfare laws hang in the balance as next week’s Lords vote looms as the House of Lords prepares to vote on crucial amendments to the Agriculture Bill to protect millions of farm animals, the RSPCA urges the government to keep its promises....
03 July 2020
RSPCA cautiously welcomes government food labelling consultation
RSPCA says that labelling is "no excuse to drop standards". ...
02 July 2020
Red Tractor's remote farm assessments prove to be a success
Red Tractor has completed more than 6,300 remote sessions with farmers and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from members. ...
01 July 2020
UK vows to uphold its food standards in US trade talks
On 30 June, the UK government said it would not compromise on environmental protection, animal welfare and food safety standards in talks with the United States as the parties negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal....
30 June 2020
Reaction to UK's announcement of Trade and Agriculture Commission
The British Veterinary Association and NOAH welcome the formation of the new Trade and Agriculture Commission, and stress that animal health and welfare must be safeguarded. ...
29 June 2020
Germany aims to introduce animal welfare levy after abattoir scandal
Germany’s Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner is pushing for an animal welfare levy in a bid to clean up the meat trade....
 
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