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France Introduces Country of Origin Labelling For Meat and Dairy Products

France introduced mandatory country of origin labelling for all meat in ready meal products, milk and dairy products on 1 January. The French agriculture ministry said that it is a … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Global Food Prices Continue to Rise

The price of food around the world appears to be on an upward spiral. According to the latest figures from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, the … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Antibiotic Overuse Attacked Despite Data Showing Decline in Sales

Sales of veterinary antibiotics for use in both farm animals and companion animals are falling across Europe. A report from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) shows a fall in sales … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Transparency Warning over Global Wheat Market

The disastrous French wheat harvest this year and the impact it has had on the European grain market are expected to affect trade flows, but not global prices. Speaking at … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Will Irish Slaughter Deal Affect Competition?

The European Commission’s competition authority has given the go-ahead to the deal that will see the leading Irish beef processor ABP take a 50 per cent stake in Slaney Foods. … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dairy Farmers Committed to Reducing Antibiotic Use

More and more milk buyers in the dairy sector are asking their farmer suppliers about antibiotic use on the farm. And retailers need to take an active part in policy … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

Could US be Heading for Trade War with China?

The US could be heading for another agricultural trade war – this time with China. Already in dispute with Russia and facing export sanctions in retribution for sanctions taken over … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · Leave a comment