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Reducing GHGs While Balancing Meat Demand

  • 15 Apr 09:59

Reducing GHGs While Balancing Meat Demand Humans' love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions. However,a new international study in ACS'Environmental Science & Technologyevaluates several strategies that could reduce these environmental effects. European Union meat production grew almost 16 percent between 1990 and 2016, while consumption rose 13 percent, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. This growth has placed a burden on the environment, because meat production results in more greenhouse gas. Read more...

Ukranian poultry producer MHP among those affected by Russian sanctions

  • 12 Nov 08:53

Ukranian poultry producer MHP among those affected by Russian sanctions Russia imposed financial sanctions on Ukraine's political elite on Thursday, freezing the Russian assets of hundreds of politicians and officials along with dozens of businesses owned by Ukrainian businessmen/ The sanctions were set out in a decree signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and were described as counter-sanctions drawn up in response to similar Ukrainian measures against Russian citizens and companies. The decree said 322 individuals and 68 businesses were targeted, including President Petro Poroshenko's son Olexiy, presidential contender Yulia Tymoshenko, the head of Ukraine's SBU security service Vasil Hrytsak, interior minister. Read more...

Global Food Prices Dip in October

  • 7 Nov 09:49

Global Food Prices Dip in October International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, the United Nations said today. TheFAO Food Price Index, a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, averaged 163.5 points in October, down 0.9 per cent from September and 7.4 per cent below its level a year earlier. The FAO Dairy Price Index led the overall decline, slipping 4.8 per cent from the previous month and 34 per cent below the peak reached in February 2014. The weaker prices reflect increased export supplies across all major dairy products, especially from New. Read more...

Anthrax Outbreak Reported in Odessa

  • 16 Oct 09:26

Anthrax Outbreak Reported in Odessa Dr Andrii Zhuk, First Deputy Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Production, has reported an outbreak of Anthrax in Odessa. The outbreak initially started on 29 September and was confirmed on 3 October after abacteriological examination was carried out at theOdessa Regional State Laboratory of State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection, after which an immediate notification was sent to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on 5 October. One head of cattle was found infected by the bacillus anthracis strain and was killed and disposed of. The OIE reports that several measures have been applied to prevent. Read more...

Russia and Iran to Invest in Livestock Vaccine Production

  • 9 Jul 15:03

Russia and Iran to Invest in Livestock Vaccine Production A livestock vaccine production unit will be built in Semnan Province in cooperation with Russia, director general of the province’s veterinary organization said. Mohammad Saeedi added that €10 million worth of investment are required to carry out the project, 25 per cent of which will be provided by the Russian side,Mehr News Agencyreported. According toFinancial Tribune, he said:"We plan to start constructing the vaccine production unit in the current [Iranian] year (March 2018-19) and it is estimated that the project will come on stream within three years." He also added that the production unit will create 100 direct and. Read more...

Brazilian poultry company BRF SA fraud exposed

  • 7 Mar 13:10

Brazilian poultry company BRF SA fraud exposed The turmoil at Brazilian poultry giant BRF SA intensified after it became the target of a new phase of the food-safety probe that threw the country’s meat industry into disarray last year, Bloomberg reports. Emails between the company's employees reveal the fraud, which has led to a temporary arrest warrant being issued for the Former CEO Pedro Faria. Bloomberg reports that five labratories accredited with the Agriculture Ministry and an unnamed company falsified results from meat samples, which has led to 11 temporary arrest orders, 53 search orders and 27 orders to bring people in for questioning. The "Weak Flesh" probe, so named by the. Read more...

Ukraine Sees Decline in Cattle, Pig Numbers

  • 19 Feb 10:29

Ukraine Sees Decline in Cattle, Pig Numbers The number of cattle in Ukraine as of 1 February 2018 numbered 3.58 million head, which is 4.5 per cent down year-over-year (y-o-y).In particular, the number of cows was 2.02 million head, which was 3.8 per cent down against the figure as of 1 February 2017, according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. The number of pigs as of 1 February 2018 decreased by 8.2 per cent, to 5.9 million, while the number of sheep and goats was 5 per cent down, to 1.29 million head. However, the poultry population increased by 2.5 per cent, to 199.9 million birds. The State Statistics Service said the data excluded reports from temporarily occupied areas in the Autonomous Republic. Read more...

FMD Outbreak Reported in Russian Cattle Farm

  • 15 Feb 11:20

FMD Outbreak Reported in Russian Cattle Farm Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister at the Ministry of Agriculture in Moscow has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a farm located in Zabaykalsky Krai, affecting cattle. The outbreak reportedly started on 1 February and later confirmed on 9 February after areverse transcription - polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test was carried out at theAll-Russian Research Institute for Animal Health (FGBI-ARRIAH), reference laboratory for the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The OIE received an immediate notification on Monday, 12 February, stating that the causal agent was found to be the FMD virus, serotype O. According to the report received, 85. Read more...

Mogilev Meat Packing Plant Sends Beef Shipment to China

  • 13 Feb 07:39

Mogilev Meat Packing Plant Sends Beef Shipment to China Mogilev Meat Packing Plant has sent the first batch of beef to China, BelTA learned from the company's director Vladimir Latygovsky. Mr Latygovsky toldBelTA: "The first batch of frozen meat was shipped to China on 27 January. The meat was carved and packed in line with the Chinese requirements. "The products are expected to hit the Chinese store shelves at the end of this week or in the beginning of the next one. "When we know the demand for our meat and the results of the quality compliance assessment, we will understand the prospects for cooperation and will start working on the logistics of further supplies." Although the. Read more...

Morocco Gives Green Light to Russian Beef Imports

  • 31 Jan 09:06

Morocco Gives Green Light to Russian Beef Imports The Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance announced on Saturday that Moroccan authorities have approved the import of Russia’s beef products. According toMorocco World News, an official statement read: "The Kingdom of Morocco will open its market to Russian beef and beef products, which will help increase the volume of trade between the two countries." The approval came after a Moroccan delegation of the National Office for the Sanitary Safety of Food Products (ONSSA) visited Russian meat companies "to ensure compliance with veterinary and sanitary standards in Morocco." "The volume of bilateral trade should. Read more...