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21 July 2021
Red Tractor revises farm standards to equip British agriculture for the future
Red Tractor, the UK’s largest and most comprehensive food assurance scheme, has shared how it has listened to feedback and outlined what is changing in its revised farm standards from November....
19 July 2021
British supermarkets may shift supply chains to EU if Northern Ireland trade not addressed
British supermarket groups, including Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda, say they may shift some supply chains from the UK to the European Union unless the future of Britain-Northern Ireland trade is addressed urgently....
07 July 2021
President Biden seeks to lift limits on farmer deals with meat processors and tractor makers
President Joe Biden wants to give US farmers more power in negotiating the sale of livestock to big processors and in deciding who repairs their tractors, the White House said on 6 July....
02 July 2021
US reassesses "Product of USA" label in new transparency effort
The USDA has announced a "top-to-bottom" review of the voluntary "Product of USA" label to strengthen the standard, improve transparency and consumer safety. ...
29 June 2021
EU farming unions voice support for proposed animal welfare labelling system
Copa and Cogeca have welcomed proposed labelling conditions for the Commission's Animal Welfare platform, saying that the proposals reflect the diversity of livestock farming within the EU....
26 June 2021
New initiative has medical students visiting farms to learn about sustainable food production
LEAF Education, Quorn Foods, The Great Tew Estate and Nutritank have partnered to develop an on-farm teaching initiative that educates medical students about sustainability, food production and farming....
22 June 2021
Australia's Senate establishes inquiry on labelling practices for faux meat
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) has welcomed the upcoming Senate inquiry into faux meat labelling, saying that current labelling practices risk misleading consumers....
EU farming unions call for livestock to be included in upcoming agriculture promotion policy
Excluding livestock products from the EU Promotion Policy would be both an environmental and economic aberration, says Copa and Cogeca....
21 June 2021
UK wants an additional three-month “grace period” in EU meat export spat
Britain asked the European Union for a further three months to resolve a dispute over whether chilled meat products such as sausages, produced in the mainland United Kingdom, can continue to be sold in Northern Ireland....
18 June 2021
Australian farmers welcome new UK-Australia trade agreement
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) has hailed the UK-Australia trade agreement as a "new beginning"....
17 June 2021
How significant is the UK-Australia deal for UK agriculture?
The latest analysis from the AHDB's David Swales delves into the implications for food standards and farm animal welfare in the recently-agreed trade pact between the United Kingdom and Australia....
16 June 2021
RABDF raises concerns over lack of detail in UK-Australia Free-Trade deal
The RABDF is concerned about a lack of detail in the free trade deal between the UK and Australia as a broad agreement was reached on 15 June....
UK NFU hopes that UK-Australia FTA will include safeguards for agriculture sector
The National Farmers Union has issued a statement after Australia and the United Kingdom agreed in principle to a free trade pact on 15 June....
14 June 2021
UK meat industry groups call for veterinary agreement to protect exports to the EU
The UK's food and feed trade associations, hauliers, farmers and veterinary groups are advocating for a new veterinary agreement to avoid a "catastrophic drop" in food exports to the EU....
11 June 2021
US invests over $4 billion to strengthen food system
The USDA has earmarked more than $4 billion to shore up critical supply chains and make green investments in the US food system....
07 June 2021
Cargill CEO gives outlook on plant-based meat and China’s feed industry
Cargill’s Chief Executive Officer David MacLennan spoke at the National Grain and Feed Association on 4 June, telling delegates that plant-based protein could cannibalize US and global meat demand....
JBS Fund for the Amazon approves 6 new projects
The Fund for the Amazon has invested 50 million reais in six new projects that will provide incentives for production chains like cocoa, açaí, and pirarucu, as well as platforms for access to credit and business consulting that could raise family incomes...
01 June 2021
Survey data shows that UK public believes food imports should meet its high domestic standards
Nearly eight in ten Brits believe that imported food should meet the same animal welfare and environmental standards as food produced in the UK according to a new ComRes survey. ...
RSPCA Australia publishes new welfare standards for dairy calves
The release of the RSPCA’s revised animal welfare Standard for dairy calves means forward-thinking brands and producers have an opportunity to be the first to offer RSPCA Approved veal or beef to the Australian market....
27 May 2021
EU farm deal expected this week after three years of negotiations
European Union agriculture ministers say they are close to agreeing to a deal that reforms the trading bloc’s large farm subsidy program....
26 May 2021
BBFAW prepares for a new decade of animal welfare action
The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) is gearing up for a new decade of animal welfare improvements through higher food industry standards....
25 May 2021
Urgent answers are needed from government on UK-Australia trade deal, says NFU
As negotiations over Australia's free trade agreement with the United Kingdom progress, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has outlined five key areas of concern that the UK government needs to address. ...
24 May 2021
Dairy beef trial to reveal eating quality potential
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is investigating the potential of creating a viable dairy beef supply chain to add substantial value to dairy steers commonly sold into lower value markets....
21 May 2021
Canada hopes new investment will build public trust in the food system
Canada's Minister of Agriculture, Marie Claude Bibeau, has announced a $244,000 investment to support the CCFI's efforts to build trust and transparency in the country's food system. ...
19 May 2021
UK government must stand up for farmers as Australia and New Zealand trade negotiations progress, says NFU
As trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand reach an advanced stage, farming organisations from across the UK have urged the government to remain committed to its negotiating objectives and stand up for UK farmers in all of its negotiations....
13 May 2021
EU and Northern Ireland risk being cut off from vital UK meat trade, says BMPA
Nick Allen from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) writes that the post-Brexit meat export system threatens to cut off the UK's trade with the European Union and Northern Ireland. ...
08 May 2021
Consumers likely to consider health and environmental impacts of food after the pandemic
A panel of experts explains that health and environmental sustainability are influencing consumers' shopping decisions - and that this trend is likely to continue....
04 May 2021
Tyson launches plant-based burgers and sausages to compete with Beyond Meat
Tyson Foods Inc is launching plant-based hamburgers and sausages ahead of the US summer grilling season, increasing competition for Beyond Meat as it releases an updated version of its own faux burger....
 
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