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TheMeatSite Newsletter - 29 June 2011

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Wednesday 29th June 2011
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Welcome to this week's newsletter

Editorial: G20 Fights Agricultural Price Volatility

At the G20 Farm Ministers meeting last wek, 20 of the most powerful economies in the world agreed an action plan to fight against the volatility of agricultural prices.

Together, the G-20 nations committed to increasing agricultural production through use of improved practices and technologies and a commitment to new and expanded research and development.

Meanwhile, the European Commission (EC), FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a new Strategic Framework of Cooperation to increase the capacity of the international community to deliver effective, coordinated, timely and sustainable support to food security and nutrition in Rome this week.

By joining forces, the four partners are seeking to achieve higher collective impact on the world's food security.

The Strategic Framework of Cooperation highlights the key priorities for food security and nutrition where all four partners will work together particularly on the basis of their converging objectives and mandates.

This week there were moves for the beef trade between Canada and South Korea to reopen.

However, the opening up of the market for Canada has struck a sour note with the US beef industry, which is putting more pressure on the governemnt to ratify a free trade agreement with the Koreans.

There is concern that the US will be left behind as more markets are opening up to other meat exporting nations.

Chris Harris

* This Week's Feature Articles

We have 5 new features this week:

Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Food Production
The UK's Low Carbon Transition Plan calls for an 18 per cent reduction on the 2008 levels of greenhouse gas emissions, which stood at 610 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent, writes Chris Harris.
Polish Breeding Herd and Pig Numbers Fall Sharply (June 2011)
By Chris Harris, Editor-in-Chief of TheMeatSite. Our snapshot of the ongoing global pig industry trends as reported in June 2011 Whole Hog Brief. To read the full detailed analysis, including all the commentary and graphical data, subscribe to the publication.
Exporting Brazilian Beef To The EU
Murilo Quintiliano from FAI Farms, Brazil, gives TheMeatSite his opinion on the trade of beef between Brazil and Europe, as well as the many criticisms, which Brazilian beef has received from some EU countries.
OECD - FAO Agricultural Outlook 2011-2020
Global commodity prices are expected to fall from their 2010/2011 levels but the markets are also expected to remain volatile according to a new report from the OECD and FAO prepared for the G20 meeting in Paris this month.
International Meat Review - 9 June 2011
Austrailian beef exports fell last month, year-on-year according to the USDA's Internationa Meat Review.
* Global Meat Industry News


 » Campaign: Stop Food From Cloned Animals
 » BAP And GFSI Available Through Single Audit
 » G20: Ministers Agree To Fight Volatility Of Ag Prices
 » New Strategic Framework on Food Security


 » Mitsubishi Invests in Meat and Livestock in China
 » NDRC: Inflation Under Control Despite Concern
 » Pork Prices Continue to Rise; Producers' Shares Slide Online Book Shop
   United Kingdom

 » Foriegn Visitors Treated To A Beef Extravagenza
 » Scottish Red Meat Industry's Pride Highlighted
 » Opportunity Knocks for UK Beef and Sheep Exports
 » UK Slaughter Statistics - June 2011
 » Fredom Food Accreditation for Sainsbury Supplier
 » New BSE Testing Age Common Sense
 » New Powers for Groceries Adjudicator
 » Premier's Visit Boosts Poultry & Pork Exports to China
 » Scottish Secretary Updated on Red Meat Industry
 » QMS Launches Perfect Roasts and Steaks App
 » Pig and Poultry Trade Reopens to China
 » Enhancement to Scottish Pig Premium
 » McIntosh Donald Unveils Premium Scottish Steak Burger
 » Poultry Board Report to NFU Council
 » French Food Group Praises Quality Standard
 » All Meat to be COOL


 » Licence Refused for New Poultry Slaughterhouses

   New Zealand

 » No Antimicrobial Resistance Fears in NZ


 » Brazil's Pork Exports Rose Again in Value
 » JBS Launches Share Buy-Back Programme


 » Min Age For BSE Testing Increases To 72 Months
 » Ireland Demands Action Against Iceland & Faroes


 » Iowa Pork Producers Continue Half-Century of Aid
 » Japan Beef Market Damp


 » Atria Elects New Board

   Russian Federation

 » Cherkizovo Starts Production at Kaliningrad Plant

   United States

 » USDA Grants to Reduce Food-Borne Illnesses
 » CME: Highlights of Latest Cold Storage Report
 » Perdue Restructures to Grow
 » George's Agrees to Invest in Harrisonburg Plant
 » US Imported Beef Prices Bucking The Trend
 » US Compliance with International Trade Obligations
 » ConAgra Foods Reports Strong Growth
 » Pilgrim's Pride Reaches Agreement with Banks
 » Commercial Red Meat Production Up from Last Year
 » Cattle Outlook: Fed Prices On The Rise
 » Pork Outlook Looks Up As Corn Prices Go Down
 » Tyson JV Supplies Renewable Jet Fuel
 » RTC Weight Up Eight Per Cent from Last Year
 » AMI Calls For Comprehensive Risk Assessment
 » California Non-Ambulatory Appeal to Supreme Court


 » Ukraine's Meat Production Forecast to Grow in 2011


 » Chicken Sales Receive a Boost

   Korea, South

 » Korean Govt to Introduce Pork Tracking System


 » Call for End to Law on Live Transport & Trade


 » Wiesenhof Strengthens Commitment to Sustainability

   European Union

 » EU Pig Prices: Prices Steady with Better Demand


 » DA Sets Emergency Meet with Chicken Producers
 » Philippines’ Beef Imports Surge In May
 » DA Shelves SRP, Import Orders for Chicken


 » Govt Works With Industry To Improve Beef Quality
 » S Korea Reopens Markets To Canadian Beef


 » International Egg and Poultry Review: Timor-Leste

That's all for this week!

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