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15 June 2021
Don't sign the UK-Australia trade deal, says RSPCA
The UK's RSPCA is urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to stop a trade deal with Australia that could see the UK importing food raised at lower animal welfare standards....
14 June 2021
UK meat industry groups call for veterinary agreement to protect exports to the EU
The UK's food and feed trade associations, hauliers, farmers and veterinary groups are advocating for a new veterinary agreement to avoid a "catastrophic drop" in food exports to the EU....
11 June 2021
US invests over $4 billion to strengthen food system
The USDA has earmarked more than $4 billion to shore up critical supply chains and make green investments in the US food system....
08 June 2021
USDA invests $1 billion in food bank capacity as part of the Build Back Better initiative
The USDA will invest $1 billion to purchase healthy food and shore up food bank capacity as part of the new Build Back Better Initiative. ...
05 June 2021
The US launches the annual Feds Feed Families Nationwide Food Drive
The USDA has kicked off the annual government-wide Feds Feed Families (FFF) campaign and has created a website that makes it easy to participate, measure donations and share success stories....
02 June 2021
President Biden's proposed budget would ramp up USDA funding
President Biden's $6 trillion 2022 budget request would significantly increase USDA funding and advance farm infrastructure, says National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC). ...
01 June 2021
Survey data shows that UK public believes food imports should meet its high domestic standards
Nearly eight in ten Brits believe that imported food should meet the same animal welfare and environmental standards as food produced in the UK according to a new ComRes survey. ...
31 May 2021
What is the EU prioritising in the upcoming UN Food Systems Summit?
Though the European Union has recently been focusing on negotiations over CAP reform, the bloc will also participate in the UN Food Systems Summit in September. What are its priorities? ...
27 May 2021
EU farm deal expected this week after three years of negotiations
European Union agriculture ministers say they are close to agreeing to a deal that reforms the trading bloc’s large farm subsidy program....
26 May 2021
Why a balanced, omnivorous diet could help us save planet Earth
The sustainability of different meats is complex with trade-offs… Different metrics will alter the ranking in relation to sustainability. Some extrapolations can be dangerous or not give us the full picture.”...
25 May 2021
Urgent answers are needed from government on UK-Australia trade deal, says NFU
As negotiations over Australia's free trade agreement with the United Kingdom progress, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has outlined five key areas of concern that the UK government needs to address. ...
21 May 2021
Canada hopes new investment will build public trust in the food system
Canada's Minister of Agriculture, Marie Claude Bibeau, has announced a $244,000 investment to support the CCFI's efforts to build trust and transparency in the country's food system. ...
EU farming organizations call for a comprehensive impact strategy for the Farm to Fork strategy
Farming unions and cooperatives from multiple agriculture sectors have issued a joint statement drawing attention to the lack of analysis for the EU's Farm to Fork Strategy a year after its publication....
19 May 2021
UK government must stand up for farmers as Australia and New Zealand trade negotiations progress, says NFU
As trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand reach an advanced stage, farming organisations from across the UK have urged the government to remain committed to its negotiating objectives and stand up for UK farmers in all of its negotiations....
15 May 2021
Global agri-food systems must be transformed, say EU and FAO
The European Union (EU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to increase joint efforts to transform agri-food systems, in order to make them more inclusive, efficient, resilient and sustainable....
11 May 2021
Canada selects 24 innovators for its Food Waste Reduction Challenge semi-finals
The 24 semi-finalists for the $20-million Food Waste Reduction Challenge have pitched diverse and high-impact solutions for Canada's food waste issues....
30 April 2021
USDA to host virtual fair on innovative ways to combat food waste
Mark your calendar for the first-ever Food Loss and Waste Innovation Fair on 26 May. ...
20 April 2021
How you can help the EFSA prepare its animal transport assessment
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is preparing its scientific assessment on the welfare of animals during transport in the EU. ...
19 April 2021
Proposed White House budget could boost farm funding by 16%
President Joe Biden released his proposed federal budget on 9 April and farming, food safety, infrastructure and climate action are set to get a boost. ...
15 April 2021
Drifting apart? European firms battle to reach UK clients
Trading rules and routes between the United Kingdom and European Union have become more complex after the 31 December Brexit deadline and are set to become more stringent in the months ahead....
13 April 2021
USAID and key agriculture partners launch consortium to combat the threat of infectious diseases
A five-year animal agriculture program launched by USAID and led by Cargill, Ausvet, Heifer International and International Poultry Council will increase capacity of farmers, governments and other stakeholders to prevent and quickly respond to growing...
12 April 2021
OPINION - The government can avoid talking about Brexit but the numbers don’t lie
An article written by Peter Hardwick from the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) explains that the declining level of red meat exports between the UK and EU illustrates the new-found trade friction between the blocs. ...
10 April 2021
US advocacy groups petition for FDA to retain its regulatory capacity of genetically engineered animals
This week, thirteen national advocacy groups concerned about public health, environment, and animal welfare urged key federal agencies to maintain regulatory authority over genetically engineered food animals within the US Food and Drug Administration...
07 April 2021
Trends in nutrition for 2021 and beyond
The pandemic and other factors in 2020 have not only changed the way consumers relate to food but also how they evaluate their food choices and perceive nutrition in general. ...
06 April 2021
Student research looks at whether insects are the next new meat replacement
Student research from Harper Adams University is exploring how people react to consuming insects. ...
USTR vows to keep battling “significant” foreign trade barriers
The US government has vowed to continue battling what it sees as significant trade barriers that are harming American companies and farmers, and singled out China as the "world's leading offender" in creating overcapacities in several sectors....
02 April 2021
26 March 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US cold storage figures are better than expected
This week's beef and dairy update includes analysis of Mexico's beef herd and global milk production reports. ...
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