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17 November 2021
USDA invests $20.2 million in dairy initiatives
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced an investment of $20.2 million in the Dairy Business Innovation (DBI) Initiatives...
UK Butchers first choice for climate-conscious consumers
Six out of 10 offer grass-fed, organic or free-range meat...
15 November 2021
Tufts University receives $10 million to develop cultured meat
The funding will drive efforts to produce an alternative source of sustainable protein...
12 November 2021
Research: younger generation in Germany eat climate-consciously
Climate change is now attracting enormous media attention and, in particular, how it affects the future of young people. ...
10 November 2021
North American Meat Institute announces ambitious climate target
The North American Meat Institute announced Tuesday that all of its members will deliver independently approved, science-based greenhouse gas reduction targets in line with the Paris Climate Agreement goals by 2030....
05 November 2021
JBS partners with DSM to cut cow methane emissions globally with feed additive
JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, on Thursday announced a partnership with health and nutrition company Royal DSM with the goal of reducing methane emissions on its global supply chains....
Virginia Tech researchers say eliminating dairy cows would have minimal impact on GHG emissions
The removal of dairy cows from the United States would only slightly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while reducing essential nutrient supply, Virginia Tech researchers say....
04 November 2021
Weather extremes push UN plan to fund more weather forecasting
As climate change triggers deadly heatwaves, droughts and floods, three U.N. agencies on Wednesday rolled out funding plans to improve weather forecasting in vulnerable countries....
03 November 2021
US, UAE lead $4 billion effort to help farmers adapt to climate change
The United States and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday used COP26 climate talks to launch efforts to channel funding into making agriculture resilient to climate change as well as to cut its emissions. ...
Survey: sustainable practices commonplace on Australian farms
The majority of farmers surveyed in an ABARES study are using sustainable land management practices to improve the natural resource base and drought resilience....
Understanding consumer perceptions of sustainability in the dairy industry
Consumer definitions of sustainability are often different than industry definitions. Understanding consumer preferences and opinions of sustainability within the dairy industry can help dairy product developers successfully market their products....
01 November 2021
Grant beefs up grazing initiative that benefits farmers and environment
Rolling green pastures dotted with grazing cows are a common sight in Virginia. However, there’s more strategy behind those grazing cows than most people know, such as the impact on the land, water quality, and farm profitability....
US “Build Back Better” Framework Makes Important Step Forward on Climate Change
The following is a statement by Kameran Onley, director of North American policy and government relations at The Nature Conservancy, after the White House unveiled a framework of the Build Back Better Act that includes $555 billion in climate investments....
More than half of university students surveyed have tried a meat alternative
Fifty-five percent of US Midwest university students had tried a plant-based meat alternative and attributed this choice to the enjoyment of new food, curiosity about the products and environmental concern, according to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition...
29 October 2021
US farmers welcome progress on sweeping infrastructure bill
The USDA and National Farmers Union (NFU) voice their support for President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better framework as it progresses through Congress....
28 October 2021
UK farmers call for additional investment in ag sector ahead of government budget
The UK's National Farmers Union (NFU) has made a pre-budget submission to Chancellor Rishi Sunak, highlighting the wide-ranging economic benefits of investing in the UK food production system....
27 October 2021
Australian farmers respond to government commitment to net zero carbon emissions
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) welcomes the government's strategy for delivering net zero carbon emissions....
26 October 2021
UK's new Trade and Agriculture Commission hopes to boost farm exports
UK ministers are building on the recommendations made by the first Agriculture Mission, takings steps to safeguard animal welfare and address antimicrobial resistance in trade agreements. ...
New report identifies poor soil health as national security threat
Soil health should be formally recognised by government ministers as a critical asset for maintaining food and societal security, according to a new report by the Food & Global Security Network. ...
Australia's NFF hits back against "anti livestock agenda" ahead of COP26
National Farmers Federation President Fiona Simson is hitting back against the "anti livestock agenda" in the background of the upcoming UN Climate Conference in Glasgow. ...
MEPs make further progress on Farm to Fork strategy
Members of the European Parliament are presenting plans to revamp the EU's food systems, to produce healthier food, shore up food security, a fair income for farmers and reduce farming's environmental footprint. ...
25 October 2021
Opinion - push to change diets shouldn't harm public health
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) warns that government efforts to nudge consumers towards sustainable diets might back fire - and that changes to UK diets shouldn't harm overall health. ...
Livestock farming a critical solution for sustainable food systems
In recent years, livestock production and consumption have been unfairly singled out as major contributors to climate change. But livestock farming is actually a critical component of sustainable food systems....
21 October 2021
UK launches £17.5 million Farming Innovation Program
As part of Britain's agricultural transition, the government has launched the Farming Innovation Program to support agri-tech innovation. ...
New podcast from QMS looks into meaty issues ahead of COP26
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched its six-part COP26 podcast series to bring together voices from across the industry to discuss what the red meat sector is and can be doing to positively influence the outcomes of the two-week conference....
20 October 2021
Cattle research project helps slash costs and farming emissions
Results from a UK research project shows that the beef industry's annual feed bills can be reduced by as much as £12.5 million over 20 years thanks to improved genetic selection that targets feed efficiency. ...
US farm assistance hopes to reach historically underserved communities
The USDA is investing $4.7 million in 56 different organizations as it shores up its outreach and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers who have been historically underserved. ...
NUQO partners with Austrian university to develop algae-based livestock feed
Feed additive company NUQO has partnered with the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria to research the potential of metabolites from plants and seaweeds for the animal health and feed industry. ...
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