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Category Archives: Pigs

MEP’s Last Blast Over ASF Threat

In a last blast before leaving the European Parliament, the conservative agriculture spokesman has issued a warning of the devastation that could be caused to the British pig sector by … Continue reading

January 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

More Transparency in EU Food Safety

New moves to boost transparency in food safety across Europe have been agreed by the European Parliament and European Council. Now consumers across the EU will be able to have … Continue reading

February 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

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

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

US Administration Opposes WHO Advice on Antibiotic Use

A conflict has arisen between the US administration and the World Health Organisation over the use of antibiotics to treat farm animals. The US chief scientist has hit out at … Continue reading

November 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

WHO Calls for End to Routine Antibiotic Use in Healthy Animals

The World Health Organisation has stepped into the row over the overuse of antibiotics administered to animals on farms. The WHO is recommending that farmers and the food industry should … Continue reading

November 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Is CIWF Crying Wolf over Brexit?

Concerns are being raised by animal welfare organisations over the potential for welfare regulations to be relaxed after the UK leaves the European Union. Compassion in World Farming recently sent … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · 2 Comments