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29 July 2020
Pilot project highlights US Beef Industry Sustainability Framework
The Integrity Beef Sustainability pilot project has successfully mapped the US beef supply chain, making traceable and sustainable beef more accessible. ...
UK Government still sidelining animal welfare concerns in its trade policy
Key animal welfare groups like the RSPCA have lingering concerns over the UK's Trade and Agriculture Commission....
28 July 2020
US warns farmers not to plant unsolicited seeds from China
The USDA has warned farmers against planting unsolicited packages of seeds arriving from China, citing environmental concerns....
26 July 2020
PFLA publishes updated Certification Standards
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association has published its latest set of Certification Standards, listing what cattle and sheep producers must do to apply the "Pasture for Life" marketing symbol on their produce....
20 July 2020
Amazon deforestation linked with soya and beef production
Emerging research suggests that nearly 20 percent of Brazil’s soya exports to the European Union could be linked with illegal deforestation....
10 July 2020
UK creates Trade and Agriculture Commission amid trade negotiations
The UK's new Trade and Agriculture Commission represents farmers, retailers and consumers and will advise the government on trade, animal welfare and environmental standards. ...
06 July 2020
RSPCA urges UK government to prioritise animal welfare as Agriculture Bill reaches Lords
Higher animal welfare laws hang in the balance as next week’s Lords vote looms as the House of Lords prepares to vote on crucial amendments to the Agriculture Bill to protect millions of farm animals, the RSPCA urges the government to keep its promises....
03 July 2020
RSPCA cautiously welcomes government food labelling consultation
RSPCA says that labelling is "no excuse to drop standards". ...
02 July 2020
Red Tractor's remote farm assessments prove to be a success
Red Tractor has completed more than 6,300 remote sessions with farmers and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from members. ...
01 July 2020
UK vows to uphold its food standards in US trade talks
On 30 June, the UK government said it would not compromise on environmental protection, animal welfare and food safety standards in talks with the United States as the parties negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal....
30 June 2020
Reaction to UK's announcement of Trade and Agriculture Commission
The British Veterinary Association and NOAH welcome the formation of the new Trade and Agriculture Commission, and stress that animal health and welfare must be safeguarded. ...
29 June 2020
Germany aims to introduce animal welfare levy after abattoir scandal
Germany’s Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner is pushing for an animal welfare levy in a bid to clean up the meat trade....
26 June 2020
UK food labelling fast track welcomed but it’s no excuse to drop standards
"Method of production" labelling long overdue but must not be used to justify imports of animal products produced to standards illegal in UK, says RSPCA....
19 June 2020
UK meat industry at risk of losing European orders from September
UK meat sector will start losing EU orders within 12 weeks unless government provides clarity on trade arrangements....
17 June 2020
No-deal Brexit could have “catastrophic toll” on animals, warns UK’s leading animal welfare organisations
Increased animal testing, supply problems for veterinary medicine and animal food, border hold-ups and chlorinated chicken imports could accompany a no-deal Brexit. ...
Australia seeks other trade partners amid tiff with China
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says Australia is actively seeking to diversify its export markets after noting measures enacted by Beijing amid an ongoing diplomatic dispute that will harm Australian farmers and Chinese producers and consumers....
16 June 2020
Australia lowers its forecast for beef exports to China as relations deteriorate
Australia’s chief commodity forecaster lowered its expected beef exports to China by 1.5 percent for the 2020 to 2021 season as trade ties sour between the nations....
12 June 2020
UK will not introduce full border checks with EU
The United Kingdom has abandoned its plans to instate full border checks with the European Union on 1 January....
UK Vets call on retailers to defend food standards
Vets across the UK are calling on the retail and food service sector to give priority to British produce, even if future trade deals allow the import of foods produced to lower standards. ...
11 June 2020
Johnson pledges to uphold UK animal welfare standards after Brexit
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain will maintain its animal welfare standards after 2020 transition period....
08 June 2020
Boris Johnson offers to accept EU tariffs on certain goods to secure trade deal
In an effort to break the Brexit deadlock between the UK and EU and negotiate a trade deal, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is willing to accept European Union tariffs on some UK goods....
05 June 2020
Industry leaders publish open letter on the value of animal agriculture
How livestock is supporting global nutrition, high standards of food safety and public health during the COVID-19 pandemic....
04 June 2020
Greenpeace alleges Brazil meatpackers purchased cattle linked to deforestation
In a report published on 4 June, environmental advocacy group Greenpeace alleges that since 2018, Brazilian meatpackers Marfrig, Minerva and JBS SA purchased thousands of cattle linked to Amazon deforestation....
25 May 2020
Irish farmers sound the alarm over no-deal Brexit
Irish Farmers Association president tells delegation that Brexit still poses a massive threat to Irish farming....
Home cooking rekindles love of meat and dairy during lockdown
Consumers have returned to comforting food staples they know and love, including meat and dairy, during the Covid-19 crisis as they cook more home meals....
14 May 2020
RSPCA hails result of "historic" Commons vote for UK Agriculture Bill
MPs have voted for improvements for animal welfare, but the RSPCA remains concerned that key protections for animal welfare are left out. ...
13 May 2020
Trade spat between China and Australia intensifies
China suspends beef imports from four Australian firms amid official disputes over the coronavirus pandemic....
12 May 2020
China suspends imports from four Australian slaughterhouses amid trade tensions
Australia's Minister for Trade reports that China has suspended imports from four major Australian meat processors as souring bilateral ties disrupt the trade of several major agricultural commodities. ...
 
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