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29 July 2019
IFA Urges Ag Minister to Reject Flawed Policy to Cut Suckler Herd
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has described proposals to cut the national suckler cow herd from the Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) as, "unacceptable, lazy and flawed"....
25 July 2019
Suckler Cow Cut Proposal Based on Flawed Logic, IFA Says
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described proposals in the recently published Climate Advisory Council (CAC) report to significantly reduce the national suckler herd, as being based on the flawed logic of looking at emissions from food production...
Keeping Livestock in Yard just Just Might Help Your Baby's Immune System
US - Getting up close - and a little dirty - with farm animals just might help us fend off illness, say researchers who've further demonstrated the benefits of early exposure to a wide variety of environmental bacteria....
23 July 2019
Understanding Drivers of Shift to Sustainable Diets
GLOBAL - One of the 21st century's greatest challenges is to develop diets that are both sustainable for the planet and good for our bodies. An IIASA-led study explored the major drivers of widespread shifts to sustainable diets using a newly developed...
18 July 2019
Rising CO2, Climate Change Projected to Reduce Availability of Nutrients
GLOBAL - One of the biggest challenges to reducing hunger and undernutrition around the world is to produce foods that provide not only enough calories but also make enough necessary nutrients widely available. ...
17 July 2019
Govt Investing in Dairy Research Cluster
CANADA - The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, yesterday announced an investment of $11.4 million to the Dairy Research Cluster, led by the Dairy Farmers of Canada. With investment from the industry, the total investment...
16 July 2019
Govt at Risk of Capitulating to Dairy Over Climate Pollution
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, has reacted with disbelief that the Government’s latest climate proposal includes an option for dairy to voluntarily deal with their emissions over the next six years....
12 July 2019
IFA Welcomes Dail Vote, Says Opposition to Mercosur Deal Growing Across Europe
EU - IFA President Joe Healy welcomed yesterday's Dail vote rejecting the EU Commission Mercosur deal. He said the Dail vote sends a very strong message to the Taoiseach and the Government that Ireland must reject this deal....
10 July 2019
Chinese, German Scientists Collaborate to Cut Livestock Emissions
CHINA - Chinese and German scientists are working together to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from raising livestock, China Daily reported Tuesday....
Govt Likely to Lose Dail Vote on Mercosur
EU - Following an IFA lobby day of TDs & Senators on the sell-out EU Mercosur trade deal, and last night’s debate in the Dáil, IFA President Joe Healy said Fianna Fail has confirmed that they will vote against the Government on a Sinn Fein motion re...
09 July 2019
IFA Set to Intensify Opposition to Mercosur Deal
EU - IFA will be intensifying its campaign against the Mercosur trade deal this week....
08 July 2019
EPA's RFS Obligations Another Setback for American Farmers
US - On Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the year 2020. The proposal would set required biofuel use at 20.04 billion gallons next...
Study Shows Potential for Reduced Methane from Cows
GLOBAL - An international team of scientists has shown it is possible to breed cattle to reduce their methane emissions....
05 July 2019
Discovery Linking Microbes to Methane Emissions Could Make Agriculture More Sustainable
US - Common dairy cows share the same core group of genetically inherited gut microbes, which influence factors such as how much methane the animals release during digestion and how efficiently they produce milk, according to a new study....
03 July 2019
Scientists Discover Processes to Lower Methane Emissions from Animals
NEW ZEALAND - University of Otago scientists are part of an international research collaboration which has made an important discovery in the quest to lower global agricultural methane emissions....
01 July 2019
IFA Says Mercosur Bad for Irish Farmers, Environment & EU Standards
IRELAND - Reacting to the outcome of the trade talks with the South American trade bloc Mercosur, IFA President Joe Healy said EU negotiators have colluded in a deal that has sold out Irish and European farmers....
28 June 2019
New Initiative Powering Arla Milk Trucks
SWEDEN - Cow manure plays a pivotal role in the biogas revolution and contributes to a future for fossil-free fuel. As a result, Arla's pioneering farmers are intent upon making the most of their cow's manure by converting it to biogas - a fuel which...
Ministry Aims to Reduce Fine Dust from Agro-Livestock Sector by 30%
SOUTH KOREA - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has announced a set of measures to reduce air pollution by decreasing the output of ultrafine dust particles and ammonia by 30 percent through 2022....
25 June 2019
Growing Number of Farmers Equals Higher Level of Animal Welfare, Climate and Nature
NETHERLANDS - Since mid-December 2018, the moment that the first Campina milk and yoghurt cartons carrying the broad, independent 'On the way to PlanetProof' sustainability quality mark were introduced in the refrigerated section, the quality mark has...
21 June 2019
Post-Soviet Food System Changes Lead to GHG Reductions
NATIONS OF FORMER SOVIET UNION - Changes in agriculture, trade, food production and consumption after the collapse of the Soviet Union led to a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, a new study has found....
Red Meat Industry Urged to Unite to Cascade Positive Messages
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) remains totally focused on supporting the Scottish red meat industry during this period of continued political uncertainty and unprecedented challenge on many fronts....
19 June 2019
Seaweed Feed Additive Cuts Livestock Methane but Poses Questions
US - Supplementing cattle feed with seaweed could result in a significant reduction in methane belched by livestock, according to Penn State researchers, but they caution that the practice may not be a realistic strategy to battle climate change....
17 June 2019
Hollywood Director Hits Out at NZ Meat, Dairy Industries
NEW ZEALAND - James Cameron says New Zealand "isn't living up to its own image of itself" because of the country's meat and dairy industries, which he claims damage the environment....
13 June 2019
New Independent Climate Change Inquiry in Scotland to Map Positive Path for Farming, Food Production
SCOTLAND, UK - A new Independent Climate Change Inquiry is to explore how a low carbon landscape can support a bright future for farming and food. ...
10 June 2019
Government Fails on Dairy, Climate Again, Says Greenpeace
NEW ZEALAND - The Government has announced changes to the national dairy industry regulations (DIRA) but has kept a controversial legal requirement on Fonterra to pick up milk from new dairy conversions, angering Greenpeace....
07 June 2019
QMS Raises Awareness of Key Role of Auctioneers
SCOTLAND, UK - A tranche of activities to raise awareness of the key role of auctioneers in the Scottish red meat industry has been undertaken in recent months by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
06 June 2019
Changes to Dairy Industry Legislation
NEW ZEALAND - Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor today announced changes to the legislation governing the dairy industry....
Food Freshness Sensors Could Replace 'Use-by' Dates to Cut Food Waste
UK - Researchers say new sensors could help detect spoilage and reduce food waste for supermarkets and consumers....
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