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26 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK mulls legislation that would force large companies to clean up their supply chains
On 24 August, the UK said it would start a consultation process on a potential new law that would force big companies to clean up their supply chains by fining them if they used products grown on illegally deforested land....
25 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom New UK polling data indicates that 75 percent welcome ban on lower-welfare food imports
The RSPCA has launched a petition urging the UK Government to keep its manifesto commitment regarding animal welfare as trade deals progress. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK vets lobby to change the welfare of animals at slaughter
The comprehensive new policy authored by leading experts and vets have recommended over 65 ways to improve the welfare of animals at slaughter. ...
View news from United Kingdom Does breed type influence methane emissions from cattle?
An Aberystwyth University study investigating the role of traditional and modern breeds of beef cattle in influencing methane emissions has been published in the journal PLOSONE....
21 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom British vets call for "urgent clarity" on post-Brexit vet checks
The British Veterinary Association warns that the government's lack of preparation in Brexit negotiations could have a "significant impact" on the movement of animals. ...
View news from United Kingdom Food security must be a central element of the UK's green recovery from COVID-19
The UK's green recovery from the coronavirus is a "golden opportunity" for the farming sector to show global leadership in sustainability and food security....
19 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom Moredun and Orkney Livestock Association announce an important partnership
Orkney Livestock Association (OLA) have signed up to partner Moredun to give their members access to research outputs, knowledge, skills and expertise generated at Moredun, which are targeted to improve animal health and welfare and increase the sustainable...
18 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom RSPCA launches petition to protect UK welfare standards amid free trade negotiations
The RSPCA is exposing the realities of American farm animal welfare in a new video from the US as the UK Government drags its feet on legal protection for welfare standards in the UK. ...
View news from United Kingdom New study reveals the true cost of worms to UK cattle farmers
A study published in the journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine estimates that UK livestock farmers lose £270 million each year due to parasitic worm infections. ...
16 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom Brits turn to takeout during COVID-19 lockdown
Data from AHDB shows that Brits are buying more take-out than they did before lockdown, with latest figures showing a 2 percent rise in orders compared to March 2020. ...
15 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom University of Edinburgh hopes to develop trypanosomiasis test
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute are developing new methods to tackle trypanosomiasis, a parasitic infection that kills millions of cattle each year....
13 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom Emerging research suggests red meat may have a longer-than-expected shelf life
An industry-led study from the UK and Australia demonstrates that the current shelf life recommendations can be safely extended. ...
12 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK businesses call for action to save "shovel-ready" renewable heat projects
Renewable energy projects in the agri-food sector have been excluded from BEIS’s RHI COVID-19 Extension, undermining Government ambitions to deliver Carbon Net Zero and to "build back better"....
View news from United Kingdom FAI Farms Ltd completes successful management buyout
FAI Farms, a leading research, data and consultancy business working to provide practical solutions for climate and food security, announces their successful completion of a management buyout....
11 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom New UK company brings sustainable farming to shoppers
Two entrepreneurs who started their business at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) are growing a community of consumers passionate about having a say in where their food comes from....
09 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom 26 ways UK farmers are doing their bit to reach net zero carbon emissions
The NFU has published 26 examples of how farmers are working towards net zero on their farms, showing how other farmers can make changes to their businesses to help achieve the NFU’s 2040 net zero ambition....
06 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK NFU responds to Environment Agency air quality queries
The UK’s farmers can help improve air quality by reducing ammonia emissions, but the government must facilitate these efforts by improving regulations and removing barriers....
04 August 2020
View news from United Kingdom Brexit’s unfinished business could negatively impact UK meat industry
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) reports that serious barriers to trade remain unresolved ahead of the withdrawal period deadline....
31 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom What’s in part one of the UK’s National Food Strategy?
The UK has recently published part one of its National Food Strategy – an independent review that will inform government decision making for the next 75 years....
29 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK vets turn to behavioural science to curb bovine TB
A new report issued by the British Veterinary Association sets out a new approach to tackle bovine TB. ...
View news from United Kingdom 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
View news from United Kingdom Amazon enters the UK grocery delivery space
Amazon has announced that it will begin free deliveries of groceries in the London area on 28 July....
View news from United Kingdom UK Government revamps farm policy for 2021
The UK Government has launched a new policy that aims to reduce administrative burdens for farmers while delivering on environmental commitments. ...
View news from United Kingdom UK's Liz Truss officially launches Trade and Agriculture Commission
Members of key agriculture, animal health and environmental groups met in Whitehall to agree on the UK's priorities and timetable for a report on potential trade deals and food and animal welfare standards....
26 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom 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....
24 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK Government greenlights field trials for bovine TB vaccine
The field trials are the culmination of 20 years of research by government scientists in the UK....
23 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom Report finds that UK Government fund creates collaborative farming communities
According to a report published on 22 July, UK farmers participating in government-funded groups are creating more collaborative and greener communities across the country....
22 July 2020
View news from United Kingdom UK grocery sales drop as lockdown lifts
Industry data shows that grocery sales in the UK rose 14.6 percent year-on-year in the four weeks to 12 July, slower than previous weeks....
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