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24 January 2020
Rule Provides Clearer Definition of 'Waters of the United States'
US - In a final rule released today, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers revised its definition of "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act....
NFU Responds to CCC Report on Land Use
UK - NFU President Minette Batters yesterday responded to a report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) about land use in the UK, expressing how she was pleased "to see the report acknowledge that British farming produces some of the most sustainable...
New Look QMS Cattle & Sheep Assurance Standards Launched
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has revamped its cattle & sheep assurance standards, making them more user friendly, with simple easy to read content that clearly explains each standard and its importance....
17 January 2020
Are we measuring ruminant methane emissions correctly?
Researchers at Oxford University have developed GWP*, a new climate metric that accurately measures the impact of methane emissions on global warming – recontextualising the debate surrounding ruminant methane emissions and climate change. ...
New Agriculture Bill to boost environment and food production
A future where farmers are properly supported to farm more innovatively and protect the environment is a step closer today following the introduction of the Agriculture Bill....
10 January 2020
NFU Responds to 'Apocalypse Cow' Documentary
UK - Last week, Channel 4 released a documentary called Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed the Planet wherein the channel refers to it as a "provocative documentary" and how "environmental campaigner George Monbiot argues the biggest problem driving us towards...
09 January 2020
QMS Kicks off 2020 by Celebrating Meat with Integrity
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is this month putting Meat with Integrity back at the forefront of consumers’ minds as it relaunches its campaign to raise awareness of the quality and provenance of Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially...
08 January 2020
NFU Urges Govt to be Global Leader of Climate-friendly Food
UK - NFU President Minette Batters will today urge the Government to commit to introducing a food standards commission that scrutinises future trade deals and safeguards British farming’s place as a global leader in climate-friendly food....
27 December 2019
Arla Advises Use of Senses to Cut Holiday Season Food Waste
EU - It’s the time of year to indulge the senses. This year use them to make sure you use up all the extra food you buy during the holiday season and stop food waste being the unwanted gift....
24 December 2019
NFU Meets with MPs, Urges Them to Support British Farming's High Standards
UK - NFU President Minette Batters has urged MPs to recognise the importance of Britain’s high farming standards and ensure they are not sacrificed by the UK’s future trade policy, as the NFU held one of its first receptions for politicians after...
18 December 2019
Arla Foods: 'Use Your Senses to Cut the Holiday Season Food Waste'
EU - It’s the time of year to indulge the senses. This year use them to make sure you use up all the extra food you buy during the holiday season and stop food waste being the unwanted gift....
17 December 2019
The Guardian Publishes 'Peak Meat' Article; NFU Writes in Response
UK - Last week, The Guardian published an article about a warning from scientists on the need for livestock production to reach its peak by 2030 in order to tackle the climate crisis....
16 December 2019
NFU Urges Govt to Ensure Sustainable, Ambitious Future for British Food Production
UK - In response to the General Election result, NFU President Minette Batters said that the NFU intends to start working with the new government and parliament straight away to ensure all areas of Westminster and Whitehall understand and value the importance...
29 November 2019
2019 Sustainability Report Shows Fonterra Picking Up the Pace
NEW ZEALAND - Co-firing biomass to reduce coal, lifting the number of New Zealand products with Health Star ratings and launching an emissions profile for every farm headline Fonterra’s 2019 Sustainability Report....
British Red Meat Production Part of Solution to Climate Crisis, Universities Hear
UK - Sourcing British, climate-friendly beef and lamb can play an important role in tackling the climate crisis – that’s the take-home message from the NFU’s meeting with the country’s universities this week....
28 November 2019
Open Letter from AHDB, QMS and HCC on Airing of BBC1 Programme
UK - This week, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), in conjunction with AHDB and HCC, expressed displeasure at the BBC 1 programme entitled "‘Meat: A Threat to our Planet" in a letter....
27 November 2019
Danish Crown Introduces New Climate-friendly Packaging for Foodservice
DENMARK - From Thursday, 28 November, customers at Dagrofa Foodservice in Denmark and the 29 S-Wholesale stores across the country will find that the minced beef packages have changed from the classic black tray to a tubular packaging without oxygen....
BBC Documentary Shows Why Food Standards Must Be Upheld in Future Trade Deals, Says NFUS
SCOTLAND, UK - The four UK farming union Presidents have responded to the BBC’s documentary "Meat: a threat to our planet?"...
QMS Responds to BBC1 Documentary on Meat, Assuring on Quality
SCOTLAND, UK - This week, BBC1 released a documentary on the effects of human appetite for meat on the planet entitled "Meat: A Threat to Our Planet"....
26 November 2019
ASA Ruling Following NFUS Complaint Sees Inaccurate Posters Withdrawn
SCOTLAND, UK - Driven by members, NFU Scotland lodged a formal complaint with the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) in June about a poster campaign in Scotland that erroneously claimed that 'eating animals' contributes more to climate change than transport....
Pro-meat Campaign May Have Turned Some Social Media Users Against Planetary Health Diet
GLOBAL - Social media campaign attacking academic research related to healthy diets may have influenced social media audiences more than communications from research organisations....
22 November 2019
NFU Letter Urges Farmers to Showcase Best of British Livestock Farming
UK - NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts has written to "Farmers Weekly" and "Farmers Guardian" encouraging farmers to showcase the great story that British livestock farming has to tell....
19 November 2019
Arla Farmers to Accelerate Journey Towards Carbon Net Zero
EU - The 9,900 farmer owners behind the European dairy cooperative, Arla Foods, are accelerating their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. ...
12 November 2019
What Will Scottish Agriculture Look Like in 5 Years?
Once more the Brexit deadline is looming and predicting the result seems more than a little foolhardy. However, I have been trying to imagine what Scottish agriculture will look like in five years’ time, possibly something just as challenging, writes...
08 November 2019
UK Dairy Farms Can Help Reduce Phosphorus Loss
The University of Reading, in collaboration with Harper Adams University, is running a project looking at reducing phosphorus losses and is searching for dairy farms across Great Britain to participate....
07 November 2019
Hot Topic: Canadian Environmental Policy
Environment and environmental policy continue to be hot topics of discussion in both public and political forums. Environmental sustainability is of course of the utmost priority to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and the producers it represents,...
29 October 2019
Tropical Grass Genetic Breakthrough Helps Develop Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
The discovery of genes responsible for asexual reproduction in a tropical grass may reduce the environmental impacts of cattle farming. ...
16 September 2019
Search Continues for AgriScot Sheep, Beef Farm of the Year
SCOTLAND, UK - With only one month to go until nominations close for the AgriScot Sheep and Beef Farm of the Year awards, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched two new videos to encourage farmers to get behind the award....
 
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