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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

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

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

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