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21 January 2020
What’s the best way to improve the UK’s farm productivity?
Tim Mordan from the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs gives a policymaker’s perspective on how the UK can improve its farm productivity and safeguard the environment as it leaves the EU trading bloc....
17 January 2020
Are we measuring ruminant methane emissions correctly?
Researchers at Oxford University have developed GWP*, a new climate metric that accurately measures the impact of methane emissions on global warming – recontextualising the debate surrounding ruminant methane emissions and climate change. ...
13 ag-tech innovators transforming livestock production
In the endeavour for better animal welfare and improved sustainability, new disruptive innovations are emerging to enable farmers to monitor the health of their herds in real-time, prevent disease outbreaks, and optimise nutrition....
New Agriculture Bill to boost environment and food production
A future where farmers are properly supported to farm more innovatively and protect the environment is a step closer today following the introduction of the Agriculture Bill....
Trade deals to dictate success of the UK's new Agriculture Bill
Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), the largest certifier of UK organic land has reacted to the new Agriculture Bill introduced to Parliament....
16 January 2020
Can the UK farming sector achieve net zero carbon emissions?
Achieving net zero carbon emissions on-farm was one of the hot topics debated at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on 8 January. Panellists from the House of Commons, Chatham House, NFU, Green Alliance UK and the Nature Friendly Farming Network debated...
14 January 2020
Global Diets Converging, with Benefits and Problems
GLOBAL - Research carried out by the University of Kent has shown that diets are changing in complex ways worldwide. ...
10 January 2020
NFU Responds to 'Apocalypse Cow' Documentary
UK - Last week, Channel 4 released a documentary called Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed the Planet wherein the channel refers to it as a "provocative documentary" and how "environmental campaigner George Monbiot argues the biggest problem driving us towards...
09 January 2020
Farm Gate Podcast: Practical Solutions for Climate and Food Security
Farm Gate, a new podcast, has launched focused on practical solutions for climate and food security. The topics are relevant for everyone who eats food, but particularly intended for farmers, food chain professionals and policy makers....
QMS Kicks off 2020 by Celebrating Meat with Integrity
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is this month putting Meat with Integrity back at the forefront of consumers’ minds as it relaunches its campaign to raise awareness of the quality and provenance of Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially...
08 January 2020
NFU Urges Govt to be Global Leader of Climate-friendly Food
UK - NFU President Minette Batters will today urge the Government to commit to introducing a food standards commission that scrutinises future trade deals and safeguards British farming’s place as a global leader in climate-friendly food....
24 December 2019
NFU Meets with MPs, Urges Them to Support British Farming's High Standards
UK - NFU President Minette Batters has urged MPs to recognise the importance of Britain’s high farming standards and ensure they are not sacrificed by the UK’s future trade policy, as the NFU held one of its first receptions for politicians after...
17 December 2019
The Guardian Publishes 'Peak Meat' Article; NFU Writes in Response
UK - Last week, The Guardian published an article about a warning from scientists on the need for livestock production to reach its peak by 2030 in order to tackle the climate crisis....
16 December 2019
NFU Urges Govt to Ensure Sustainable, Ambitious Future for British Food Production
UK - In response to the General Election result, NFU President Minette Batters said that the NFU intends to start working with the new government and parliament straight away to ensure all areas of Westminster and Whitehall understand and value the importance...
11 December 2019
Focus on Food Security, Sustainability
GLOBAL - The number of malnourished people is increasing worldwide. More than two billion people suffer from a lack of micronutrients. Infant mortality rates are unacceptably high. Against this background, there is a need for the global pooling of research...
29 November 2019
British Red Meat Production Part of Solution to Climate Crisis, Universities Hear
UK - Sourcing British, climate-friendly beef and lamb can play an important role in tackling the climate crisis – that’s the take-home message from the NFU’s meeting with the country’s universities this week....
28 November 2019
Open Letter from AHDB, QMS and HCC on Airing of BBC1 Programme
UK - This week, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), in conjunction with AHDB and HCC, expressed displeasure at the BBC 1 programme entitled "‘Meat: A Threat to our Planet" in a letter....
27 November 2019
BBC Documentary Shows Why Food Standards Must Be Upheld in Future Trade Deals, Says NFUS
SCOTLAND, UK - The four UK farming union Presidents have responded to the BBC’s documentary "Meat: a threat to our planet?"...
QMS Responds to BBC1 Documentary on Meat, Assuring on Quality
SCOTLAND, UK - This week, BBC1 released a documentary on the effects of human appetite for meat on the planet entitled "Meat: A Threat to Our Planet"....
26 November 2019
Pro-meat Campaign May Have Turned Some Social Media Users Against Planetary Health Diet
GLOBAL - Social media campaign attacking academic research related to healthy diets may have influenced social media audiences more than communications from research organisations....
22 November 2019
NFU Letter Urges Farmers to Showcase Best of British Livestock Farming
UK - NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts has written to "Farmers Weekly" and "Farmers Guardian" encouraging farmers to showcase the great story that British livestock farming has to tell....
20 November 2019
IFA: Significant Report on Technology Use in Agriculture Launched
IRELAND - Farm Business Skillnet, in conjunction with IFA, today (20 November) launched the findings of an extensive research project on the adoption of and attitudes towards digital technology in Irish agriculture. ...
14 November 2019
Why Sustainability?
When the topic of sustainability comes up in conversation in cattle circles, it’s common to see heads shaking. It’s not a topic we like to discuss in our industry – primarily because it’s so often raised with bad intentions and worse information....
13 November 2019
Waste Reduction Tech, Meat Alternatives and Yield Optimisation at FoodBytes! London 2019
15 revolutionary startups took to the stage to pitch ground-breaking, sustainable solutions for the food and agriculture (F&A) industry at FoodBytes! by Rabobank. ...
12 November 2019
New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill a Mixed Bag for Farmers
New Zealand's Zero Carbon Bill is described as "mixed bag" for farmers, according to DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle. He's urging all political parties to work together to find consensus on a pathway forward....
07 November 2019
Hot Topic: Canadian Environmental Policy
Environment and environmental policy continue to be hot topics of discussion in both public and political forums. Environmental sustainability is of course of the utmost priority to the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and the producers it represents,...
06 November 2019
US Cattleman Tells Senate: American Beef is Climate Change Solution
South Dakota cattle producer Todd Wilkinson today told a U.S. Senate subcommittee that contrary to the claims of some environmental and anti-animal-agriculture activists, "American beef production and consumption is a climate change solution."...
29 October 2019
Tropical Grass Genetic Breakthrough Helps Develop Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
The discovery of genes responsible for asexual reproduction in a tropical grass may reduce the environmental impacts of cattle farming. ...
 
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