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Exports to BRIC Countries Beat Brexit Blues

With fears mounting over the ability of the UK to negotiate free trade deals after it leaves the European Union, the ability to negotiate individual independent trade deals appears to … Continue reading

December 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Global Meat Production to Rise While Prices Could Fall

Global meat production is expected to grow by 15 per cent over the next decade and while prices are initially forecast to fall slightly, over the medium term they will … Continue reading

August 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Cutting Meat Production Way to Cut Emissions?

Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions requires significant reductions in meat and dairy production and consumption in the overproducing and over-consuming countries. According to a new report from the activist organisation … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Is M&S Showing Way Forward for Traceability?

A new summer advertising campaign for beef products by UK retailer Marks and Spencer has taken product traceability that step further. M&S is the only UK retailer to embrace DNA … Continue reading

June 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Are Bees at Risk from Neonicotinoids?

A new study by the European Food Safety Authority has confirmed that three neonicotinoid pesticides that are already restricted in their use are a threat to bees. The new conclusions … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hygiene Breaches Lead to Safety Checks at Meat Plants

A review is to be carried out at all cutting plants and cold stores across the UK, following the discovery of breaches in hygiene regulations at two meat processors. The discovery … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Russia-EU Pig Trade Battle Intensifies

The trade war between the EU and Russia over pig meat and pig product exports is hotting up. The EU has called for backing from the World Tarde Organisation to … Continue reading

January 12, 2018 · Leave a comment