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05 March 2015
Extend Shelf Life to Cut Waste
UK - If product life across a range of foods was increased by a day it could prevent around 250,000 tonnes of food waste...
Lack of Workers Jeopardizes Viability of Processing Plants
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council has warned that the inability of Canadian meat processing plants to access workers jeopardises...
Food Price Index Dips to Lowest Level Since July 2010
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 179.4 points in February 2015, down 1.8 points (1.0 per cent) from its January...
Progress Report on Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in US Released
US - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced its second progress report on its strategy to promote the judicious...
02 March 2015
Antimicrobial Resistant Foodborne Bacteria Levels Rising
ANALYSIS - Salmonella and Campylobacter show significant levels of resistance to common antimicrobials in humans and animals....
27 February 2015
Cutting Food Waste Could Save Global Economy $300 Billion
ANALYSIS - Reducing consumer food waste could save between $120 billion and $300 billion a year by 2030....
26 February 2015
Official Advice on Dietary Cholesterol Set to Change in US
GLOBAL - Official American advice on egg consumption looks set to change several years after limits were removed in the UK....
25 February 2015
Commitment Shown to bTB Eradication Strategy
UK - Culling of badgers in two pilot areas of the UK to help eradicate Bovine TB is starting to show signs of success....
Lack of Workers Impacts Livestock Sector Profitability
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council warns the inability of Canadian meat processing plants to access workers jeopardizes the...
Egg Company Weighs up New Site in South Dakota
US - Sonstegard Food Co. is looking at a site near Parker, South Dakota, with the view to setting up a new facility with...
USDA Announces Funding for Research, Education, Extension
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more than $160 million in funding for food and agriculture...
24 February 2015
New Report Reveals Alarming UK Self-Sufficiency Figures
UK - A new report published by the National Farmers Union (NFU) has revealed disturbing new figures relating to the UK’s...
Call for EU-wide Supply Chain Legislation
EU - Irish farmers have called on the new EU Commission urgently to address the issue of equity for producers in the food...
23 February 2015
US Meat Production to Hit Record High as Food Price Inflation Stays Low
US - Lower energy prices, lower transportation costs, the appreciation of the US dollar, drought intensification in the West,...
Polish Farmers March for Land Rights and GM Issues
POLAND - Around 6000 farmers marched in Warsaw recently to protest the Polish government's failure to address their longstanding...
20 February 2015
Three Supermarket Groups Head Animal Welfare Benchmark Table
GLOBAL - Three European supermarket groups have been given top marks in a global annual farm animal welfare Business Benchmark...
Doors Open for EU Meat Exports to Japan
JAPAN - Exporting meat and cheese to Japan from the EU is going to become easier following a change in the Japanese standards...
Consumers Can Expect to Pay for Changes in Animal Welfare Practices
CANADA - Ultimately consumers will pay for the changes they are demanding in animal welfare according to an associate professor...
Grassroots People Want to Avoid COOL Retaliation
CANADA - The chair of the Canadian Pork Council says the grassroots people of America don't want retaliation in response...
19 February 2015
What are Your Views on the Critical List of Antibiotics?
ANALYSIS - Agricultural use of antimicrobial medicines produces a source of resistant bacteria that can spread to humans....
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