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26 May 2021
Brazil’s securities regulator accuses Marfrig CEO of insider trading
Brazilian securities regulator CVM has accused Marcos Molina, the chief executive of Brazilian meatpacker Marfrig Global Foods SA, of the "misuse of privileged information" involving Marfrig shares before a filing in April 2018, according to a document...
24 May 2021
Marfrig becomes BRF’s top shareholder after buying $800 million stake
Brazil’s Marfrig Global Foods announced that it purchased almost a quarter of Brazil’s BRF SA’s outstanding shares....
21 May 2021
These nine ground-breaking innovations could transform South America's agriculture sector
The Animal AgTech South America Summit, being held virtually from 30 June to 1 July, will showcase the latest innovations in livestock farming, including offerings from nine start-ups that could transform the industry....
14 May 2021
Brazil meatpackers JBS and BRF report being stung by feed costs in the home market
Brazilian meatpackers JBS SA and BRF FA acknowledged that they are struggling to pass on higher feed costs to consumers in their home market, but JBS sounded had a more bullish tone given its big US exposure....
13 May 2021
Danone to sell potential $2 billion stake in China Mengniu
French food group Danone , under pressure from investment funds over its shareholder returns, says it is selling a potential $2 billion stake in China Mengniu Dairy Company....
05 May 2021
Nestle launches pea-based milk alternative under "Wunda" brand
Nestle has launched a new brand, "Wunda," to market a milk alternative made from yellow peas, the packaged food giant said on 5 May, as it sought to further boost its presence in the fast-growing market for plant-based foods....
04 May 2021
South Korean dairy boss quits over claim yogurt drink effective against COVID-19
The chairman of a major South Korean dairy company stepped down on 4 May after police launched an investigation into the company's assertion that its yogurt drink was effective in fighting the novel coronavirus....
23 April 2021
Want to make the most of homegrown forage?
Corteva Agriscience is reinforcing its commitment to helping livestock farmers ramp up their forage agronomy skills with the launch of Forage Bites....
21 April 2021
Brazil's JBS expands into plant-based protein with Vivera acquisition
JBS has purchased Vivera, Europe’s third-largest plant-based protein producer for €341 million, to appeal to those who want to eat less meat. ...
16 April 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US beef sales abroad continue to slip
Read the USDA outlook for beef and veal and see an in-depth analysis of Brazil's meat industry. ...
Global corporations seek unified and market-based approaches ahead of climate summit
Corporate executives and investors say they want world leaders at next week's climate summit to embrace a unified and market-based approach to slashing their carbon emissions....
12 April 2021
New Zealand’s Synlait Milk CEO to step down amid economic uncertainty
Synlait Milk Ltd says that its chief executive, Leon Clement, will step down at the end of April and that the company’s co-founder would take an interim leadership role....
09 April 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: Australia's dairy industry contends with flood aftermath
US beef sales slip and the dairy industry prepares for peak levels of milk. ...
08 April 2021
New Zealand's Fonterra completes sale of two China farms
Fonterra has completed the sale of its two wholly owned China farming hubs in Ying and Yutian....
05 April 2021
Tacos, steak and bacon, oh my! New research says certain foods can instantly improve mood
A new survey of 2,000 nationally representative Americans analyzed the relationship between our moods and the food we eat and found it really is a complicated relationship to say the least....
30 March 2021
BBFAW update: Global food producers lead animal welfare efforts in 2020
The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), a globally recognised investor framework for assessing companies' performance on farm animal welfare, has released its annual report for 2020....
27 March 2021
UK grocers call on government to align trade and environmental targets
UK retailers Co-op, Iceland, Waitrose, Nestle, and Pilgrim's Pride are urging the government to align its trade policies with its environmental ambitions. ...
26 March 2021
JBS strikes a positive tone on China meat imports outlook
Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA anticipates strong demand for meat this year from China as ASF troubles linger....
New research finds potential emissions reductions for HydroGreen's hydroponic fodder system
CubicFarm Systems, a Canadian agricultural technology company, announced that a scientific journal has published a case study involving HydroGreen Inc, a division of CubicFarms that has pioneered innovative technologies to produce live green animal feed....
25 March 2021
Brazil's JBS pledges net zero greenhouse emissions by 2040
JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, has committed to zeroing the balance of its global greenhouse gas emissions by 2040....
24 March 2021
Case before US Supreme Court could have major ramifications for farm labor rights
US Supreme Court justices appear ready to further curb the power of organized labor in the United States by rolling back a decades-old California regulation that lets union organizers enter agricultural properties without an employer's consent....
16 March 2021
Livestock app Breedr launches in UK
UK beef producers can finally plan ahead with confidence, following the launch of the world’s first smart, data-driven beef contract which sets a secure price 24 months ahead....
12 March 2021
Kerry partners with World Food Programme to improve food security and nutrition in Burundi
Kerry, the world’s leading taste and nutrition company, has announced details of Project Amata, a new project with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), which aims to enhance the production and availability of safe, sustainable milk for children...
09 March 2021
UK supermarket Morrisons aims to source products from net zero carbon farms by 2030
Morrisons has pledged to be the first supermarket group completely supplied by net zero carbon British farms by 2030, five years ahead of the market....
04 March 2021
Indigenous groups in the Amazon sue retailer Casino over rainforest destruction
Indigenous people from Brazil and Colombia have sued retailer Casino in a French court on 3 March over the selling of beef linked to land grabbing and deforestation in the Amazon....
02 March 2021
Trouw Nutrition Acquires Texas Plant, Expands US Hi-Pro Feeds Operations
Trouw Nutrition, the animal nutrition division of Nutreco, is a global leader in innovative feed specialties, premixes, feed additives, and nutritional services for the animal nutrition industry has announced today that it has completed the acquisition...
Tyson offers vaccinations to thousands of meat plant workers in Iowa
Tyson Foods Inc, the largest US meat processor, is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to thousands of its frontline workers at its Iowa meat processing plants this week....
22 February 2021
Test clamp to improve pre-calving diet
Testing silage ahead of spring calving is crucial for cow health and performance....
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