Farm Gate to Fork

News, views, discussion and analysis of farming and food issues along the supply chain.

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

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

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 · 1 Comment

Report Calls for Welfare Standards to be Maintained after Brexit

The greatest threat to farm animal welfare standards after Brexit would come from UK farmers competing against cheap, imported food from countries that produce to lower standards than the UK. … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

UK Not Ready for Impact of Brexit on Food Sector

The UK food sector is not ready for the changes that will be forced on it through leaving the EU. A briefing paper from the Science Policy Research Unit at the … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Russia and EU Extend Trade War Sanctions over Ukraine

At the end of June, the European Council extended the sanctions against Russia put in place over the country’s stance on Ukraine and the Crimea. The unanimous decision of the … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brazil Rocked by Rotten Meat Scandal

The Brazilian meat sector has been rocked by a scandal over the sale of rotten meat and allegations of bribery and corruption concerning meat inspectors and officials. The scandal has … Continue reading

March 21, 2017 · Leave a comment