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June 17, 2019

Brazil Lifts Ban On Beef Exports To China

China has lifted its temporary ban on Brazilian beef imports after a 10-day suspension in trade due to the discovery of an atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE). Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply announced the BSE-infected cow had been discovered on May 31, and the ban on exports to China was […]

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The ‘invincible’ virus -African swine fever is ravaging China’s pig sector and eliminating it could take decades

The deadly pig virus that jumped from Africa to Europe is now ravaging China’s €113bn pork industry and spreading to other Asian countries; an unprecedented disaster that has prompted Beijing to slaughter millions of pigs. But stopping African swine fever isn’t so easy. The virus that causes the disease is highly virulent and tenacious, and […]

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Beef trade: Seasonal higher prices nowhere to be seen

Farmers have been left counting the costs yet again. Over the years, farmers slaughtering cattle in June were able to achieve better beef prices. However, it has not been the case this year, with cattle throughput running ahead of the norm for this time of year. Prices for steers are at 380c/kg, while base quotes for […]

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Done deal: British beef gains access to Chinese market

An agreement has been reached between China and the UK to allow British beef access to the Chinese market, it has emerged. Potentially worth up to an estimated £230 million for British producers in the first five years, the deal comes more than 20 years after the Chinese Government imposed a ban on UK imports of […]

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China’s ASF crisis set to be opportunity for beef and lamb

The devastating impact of African swine fever (ASF) on China’s pig herd may have knock-on benefits for beef and lamb as buyers look to alternative proteins to make up demand. Since ASF was first discovered in a Chinese pig herd a year ago, losses have escalated. Chinese government figures, released in late April, suggested that […]

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Beyond Meat slides after lead underwriter downgrades stock

Shares of Beyond Meat Inc fell as much as 22% on Tuesday after one of the stock’s lead underwriters, J.P. Morgan, downgraded it, saying the exponential growth expected from the plant-based burger was now priced in. Beyond Meat has surged over 69% in two days since it forecast overall sales in 2019 to more than […]

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North Korea steps up measures to prevent spread of African swine fever

North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the highly contagious and deadly African swine fever, its main state newspaper said on Wednesday, breaking its silence on the outbreak which was first reported in late May. In late May, North Korea reported an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) to the World […]

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Beef prices fall to a three-year low

BREXIT-FUELLED uncertainty, an over-supplied market and a €100 million bail out deal for Irish beef farmers have all contributed to a significant collapse in the market price for beef, the National Farmers Union of Scotland has warned. In its meetings with the Scottish Government, major retailers and meat processors at this week’s Royal Highland Show, The Union has pledged to […]

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EU hails draft deal to boost US beef imports

The European Commission says it’s reached an agreement with the United States to allow more hormone-free U.S. beef onto the European market. The commission said Friday the “in-principle” deal would allow U.S. farmers to export 35,000 tons of beef to the bloc. The increased tonnage will be phased in over seven years. Other countries will […]

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Brazil asks for WTO investigation of Indonesia on poultry trade

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The Brazilian government has formally asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to open a panel to investigate Indonesian policies on Brazil’s poultry exports, the Agriculture Ministry has said. Brazil won a case against Indonesia at the WTO in 2017, but the South American country argues that the WTO decision was never […]

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Perdue Foods enters crowded plant-based alternative meat market

June 14 (Reuters) – Perdue Foods, one of America’s largest chicken producers, said it will sell frozen chicken nuggets mixed with cauliflower, chickpeas and plant protein to address a growing demand for products combining meat and vegetables. A company executive on Friday said more blended products were in the pipeline, with Perdue aiming for its […]

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EU seals deal to boost U.S. beef imports: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union has agreed a deal to allow U.S. farmers a larger share of Europe’s beef market, EU sources and diplomats said, in a move that could help to defuse transatlantic trade tensions. The deal will result in the United States securing a guaranteed share of a 45,000 tonne EU quota […]

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June 13, 2019

Most ‘meat’ in 2040 will not come from dead animals, says report

Most of the meat people eat in 2040 will not come from slaughtered animals, according to a report that predicts 60% will be either grown in vats or replaced by plant-based products that look and taste like meat. The report by the global consultancy AT Kearney, based on expert interviews, highlights the heavy environmental impacts of […]

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May 31, 2019

Tax Junk Food Not Meat, Jury Says

A tax should be used to shift people away from ultra-processed foods rather than to make meat more expensive, according to a panel of experts. A simplistic tax on all meat is too blunt a policy tool, according to a jury at an event convened by the Food Ethics Council to scrutinise the idea of […]

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May 9, 2019

New Zealand targets agricultural emissions in climate change bill

New Zealand’s government will introduce legislation to tackle climate change on Wednesday which includes a target for cutting methane emissions from livestock by at least 10 percent by 2030. The agriculture sector slammed the bill as a threat to one of the largest contributors to New Zealand’s economy, though environmentalists say it is also a […]

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Tyson Foods expects to profit from hog fever in China, warns it may hit U.S.

Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday that the U.S. meat processing industry could reap significant financial gains from a global shortfall in pork as an incurable hog disease spreads rapidly across Asia. Tyson projected its U.S. pork, chicken and beef units could all benefit from increased demand linked to outbreaks of African swine fever, after […]

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ANUFOOD China has transformed into the global food & beverage exhibition serving North Asia. From Nov. 21st to 23rd, ANUFOOD China 2018 edition will be held in Beijing, at China National Convention Center. As the Global International F&B platform with total floor area of 39,000sqm, ANUFOOD China is the must attend show in 2018. We look forward […]

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11-12-13 MARCH 2018   The Tavola trade fair has no equal.  It was first set up in 1982 and since then it has created a unique niche for itself by specialising in premium food and drinks.  Strong market leaders and small artisan producers guarantee an unusual assortment of strictly selected delicatessen and delicious high-end products.  

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