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Wednesday 22nd January 2014.
Chris Harris - TheMeatSite Editor in Chief

Chris Harris
Editor in Chief

Aiming for Sustainable Food Production to Feed the World

In Berlin last week, while tens of thousands of people rallied to demand a global right to food and nourishment, 72 agriculture ministers from around the world were meeting for the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) during the German Green Week.

The minister were discussing "Empowering Agriculture: Fostering Resilience – Securing Food and Nutrition".

The agriculture ministers focused enabling agriculture to adapt to new conditions, deal with risks and recover quickly from crises.

They said that particular attention needs to be given to family-owned farms and smallholders, because of their important role in feeding the global population.

The particular cause for concern was the ability of the world to feed itself and reduce malnutrition and hunger.

At the same time, the Chinese government was issuing a decree setting out the country’s aims for a modern sustainable agriculture sector producing a safe and secure food supply.

In Europe, last week, the European Parliament laid out its determination to crack down on food fraud.

The parliament wants to fix penalties for food fraud at at least twice the economic gain the fraudster gets from the crime.

They have also called for criminal law penalties for cases of fraud where public health is put in danger.

The European Parliament said that recent food fraud cases, including the sale of horse meat as beef, should prompt the EU to review the functioning of the food production chain.

The parliament called for checks to be stepped up and labelling legislation revised.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Full Speed Ahead to Debone Automatically
With modern poultry slaughter lines running at more than 8,000 birds an hour and recent controversial USDA recommendations to increase those speeds to around 10,000 an hour, the requirement for greater automation on the processing line to keep up the pace is growing.

GLOBAL POULTRY TRENDS - Americas to Produce 42 Million Tonnes of Chicken in 2014
In his latest report, industry analyst, Terry Evans, offers an overview of the current status and future trends in chicken meat production in the Americas. Output is increasing strongly in some countries, notably Colombia and Peru, while the US and Brazil together account for almost 30 per cent of the region's total volume.

IPPE Expands into New Areas
The 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will be bigger than ever this year with more than 1,100 exhibitors, covering more than 400,000 net square feet of exhibition space and a range of new features and exhibitors.

IPPE to Offer Varied Educational Programmes
The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) will be offering a wide variety of free education programmes for visitors.

Company News

Zoetis Breaks New Ground in Sustainable Pork Production
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Global Meat Industry News

   United Kingdom

UK Pig Industry Improves Carbon Footprint
Tulip Acquires Pigs from Collapsed Producer
Northern Irish Beef Trade Back Slightly
New 16 Month Bull Penalty Could Affect Finishing Methods
Red Tractor Pork Promotion Starts on Wednesday
Programme Announced for UK Animal Welfare Conference
Demonstrating Excellence with Great British Bounce Back
Union Builds on Consumer Demand for Scottish Meat
New Focus of Reducing Campylobacter Risks


China Reports Drop in Pork Price
Food Safety Stressed as Spring Festival Nears
Further Low Path Avian Influenza Outbreaks in China
Chinese Food Prices Rise Slightly

   United States

Allendale Inc. Releases Cold Storage, Cattle on Feed Estimates
Smithsonian Mobile Exhibition at IPPE Explores Human-Animal Bond
Tyson Buys Bosco’s Pizza
Explosion Wrecks Animal Feed Plant
Beef, Pork Take Opposite Turns in Revenues Terms
Cautious Optimism Following Omnibus Spending Bill Passage
Research Proposals Invited on Broiler Welfare During Transport
Future of Animal Agriculture to be Debated at NIAA Event
AMI Foundation Highlights Diet Benefits of Meat
Senators Call for Open Markets for US Chicken in TPP Talks
US Poultry Industry Urges Aid for Less Developed Countries
Perdue to Close Organic Plant in Pennsylvania
Reporting on Pork Formula Sales Started


How Can Global Food Security be Achieved?
Date Set for US-Canada COOL Hearing
Problem of Food Waste – Food for Thought


Water Stewardship – Key to Food Security
Resilient Farming Systems to Eradicate Hunger
German BSE Outbreak Confirmed
Call for Agricultural Action to Fight Global Hunger
Carbapenemase-producing Germs in Livestock Populations


Surge in Chicken Prices
Poultry Prices to Drop in Two Weeks, Says Poultry Association

   New Zealand

Pork Group Bids to Stop Plant Closure
Silver Fern Farms Launches China Retail Range


Effective Danish Effort to Reduce Use of Antibiotics
Danish Crown to Close Boning Plant in New Structural Plan

   European Union

EU Pig Prices on Upward Trend
Protected Quality Status for Farm Products
Europe Satisfies Taste for Grain Fed Australian Beef
European Parliament Calls for Crack Down on Food Fraud


Philippines Bans Chinese Poultry
Cost of Foot-and-Mouth Disease to Philippine Meat Sector


Japan to Import Chicken from Thailand


Lamb Slaughter Caps Strong Spring Production


Drop in Consumption Hits Irish Exports to Italy


Own Biofilm Found to Protect Salmonella Bacteria
New President Sets Out Key Priorities for Irish Farmers


Polish Poultry Processor to Expand


Brazilian Steer Price Average Record Level in 2013

   Korea, South

Hanwoo Prices Continue to Rise in Korea


France Welcomes German Minimum Wage for Slaughterhouse Workers


Canadian Beef Packers Looking at Short Term Squeeze
Consumers Demand Assurances Food Production is Safe, Humane
Canada: Hog Markets

   Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Restarts Poultry Exports to Haiti


Malaysian Consumer Group Calls for Ban on Antibiotics in Animal Feed

   Russian Federation

Russia Bans Beef By-products from Australia


Ukraine Cancels Import Licensing for Poultry and Lard


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