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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

PM’s Speech Raises Fears for Farmers Post-Brexit

The 12-point clarification by prime minister Teresa May of the British stance in negotiating the UK’s role as the country leaves the EU has been met with a degree of … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

French Beef Back on US Market

France has become the fourth EU country to be let back on to the US market to export beef. The US market has been closed to beef from the EU … Continue reading

January 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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

EU Could Give Fresh Support to Pig and Dairy Sectors

The European Union could have been stung into action to take fresh measures to help the ailing European pig and dairy sectors. At the February agriculture council of ministers meeting … Continue reading

February 17, 2016 · Leave a comment