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12 April 2021
OPINION - The government can avoid talking about Brexit but the numbers don’t lie
An article written by Peter Hardwick from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) explains that the declining level of red meat exports between the UK and EU illustrates the new-found trade friction between the blocs. ...
10 April 2021
US advocacy groups petition for FDA to retain its regulatory capacity of genetically engineered animals
This week, thirteen national advocacy groups concerned about public health, environment, and animal welfare urged key federal agencies to maintain regulatory authority over genetically engineered food animals within the US Food and Drug Administration...
06 April 2021
USTR vows to keep battling “significant” foreign trade barriers
The US government has vowed to continue battling what it sees as significant trade barriers that are harming American companies and farmers, and singled out China as the "world's leading offender" in creating overcapacities in several sectors....
A future focused trade site at Beef Australia 2021
A variety of new technologies and tools addressing today’s challenges and the future needs of the industry will be on show at Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) Beef Australia 2021 trade site....
01 April 2021
Australia's NFF voices concerns over EU's geographical indicator regime amid trade deal push
Australia's National Farmers Federation says that the European Union's geographical indicator regime is a Trojan horse for Australian farmers and processors. ...
29 March 2021
UK meat and seafood exports to EU recovered in February, says government official
Britain's meat and seafood exports to the European Union recovered in February from the January slump that followed the country's exit from the EU's single market and customs union, a government official said, citing preliminary data....
EU farming unions welcome market-based measures in new organic action plan
COPA and COGECA voice support for the market oriented approach considered by the European Commission to develop its new organic action plan....
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
What are the implications of the UK’s proposed policy on animal transport?
The UK’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee is exploring the logistics of moving animals across UK borders now that they are outside of the EU trading bloc. What are the main sticking points?...
25 March 2021
European Commission says that organic farming must grow to reach green goals
The European Commission on 25 March said it would expand financial and policy support to help achieve a goal for a quarter of Europe's farmland to be organic by 2030....
23 March 2021
NFU UK cautiously welcomes progress on future regulation of gene editing
The NFU believes new precision breeding techniques, such as gene editing, could protect crops and animals from pests and disease, help deliver net zero and allow farmers to produce more home-grown food....
19 March 2021
Editorial - EU agriculture requires consistency between the Green Deal and trade policy
In an opinion piece, Cogeca President Ramón Armengol explains that the future of EU agriculture will depend on consistency between the Green Deal and EU trade policy. ...
15 March 2021
The UK's new Border Operating Model must deliver a level playing field, says NFU
As the government announces its new Border Operating Model for Great Britain, the NFU urges both the UK and EU to work together to agree long-term arrangements as a matter of priority so trade can flow as smoothly as possible while new border infrastructure...
11 March 2021
NFU calls for "fresh approach" when thinking of Red Tractor farming standards
The NFU has submitted a thorough and detailed response to a consultation on how Red Tractor standards should look across the six farming sectors. ...
09 March 2021
Uruguay ranch first Latin American farm to receive Certified Humane label
Ingleby Farms, an open range cattle ranch in Uruguay, is the first Certified Humane beef company in Latin America....
06 March 2021
New web series from UK's AHDB explores the realities of post-Brexit trade
AHDB is hosting a series of digital events during March looking at what leaving the EU has meant in practice for the UK's agricultural and horticultural sectors....
25 February 2021
Compassion in World Farming is accepting entries for its 2021 awards
Compassion in World Farming is welcoming entries for its annual Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards programme and will focus on welfare-friendly innovation and sustainability. ...
17 February 2021
UK's red meat exports top £1.5 billion in unprecedented year
The UK's red meat exports valued at £1.5 billion despite COVID-19 shocks and increases in domestic demand. ...
12 February 2021
EU farming organisations take stand against proposed trade deal with Mercosur
EU farming unions have started a campaign to explain why they cannot support the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement as it stands. ...
08 February 2021
UK food retailer Waitrose unveils new mobile animal welfare app
Waitrose has rolled out an innovative mobile application that assesses the emotional state of farm animals. ...
06 February 2021
Keep foodborne illness away from your Super Bowl end zone
Score a touchdown this year with your Super Bowl LV snacks by keeping bacteria out of the end zone....
05 February 2021
Canadian dairy farmers update traceability efforts with new tech
Dairy farmers in British Columbia are adopting new digital traceability technology to build consumer confidence and ensure food safety. ...
04 February 2021
UK unveils new code of conduct for its dairy supply chain
UK Ministers have announced plans for a fairer dairy supply chain after public consultation. ...
02 February 2021
AHDB launches new DNA pilot project for beef supply chain
A new pilot project has been launched to look at the potential for DNA traceability system through the UK’s complex beef supply chain – with the first samples taken this week....
01 February 2021
Experts explain how we can prioritise farm animal welfare post-Brexit
A webinar hosted by the Royal Agriculture University and Embassy of the Netherlands has explored the priorities, best practices and policy options for safeguarding farm animal welfare. ...
20 January 2021
CLA hits back at misleading advertising from Oatly
The UK's Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has sharply criticised new adverts from oat milk producer Oatly, saying that their campaign is "peddling misinformation"....
12 January 2021
UK’s Gove warns that trade issues in Northern Ireland will get worse
Difficulties in moving goods between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom will get worse before they get better, Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove said on 8 January....
05 January 2021
Red Tractor UK wants farmers to take the lead in shaping future standards
Farm assurance body, Red Tractor, is urging farmers across the UK to participate in a consultation on how its farm standards should evolve beyond 2021. ...
 
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