Regulation

The UK's consultation in GMOs could jeopardies food standards and exports between Britain and Ireland

Consultation into GMOs threatens damage to NI–UK trade

By Gwen Ridler

The UK Government’s review into the future of gene editing could see a damaging shift away from EU food standards, warned the chairman of Stormont’s Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

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Salmon soy suppliers make zero deforestation commitment

By Jane Byrne

Brazil based soy suppliers to the salmon industry will implement a 100% deforestation and conversion free soybean value chain with August 2020 as their cut-off date. No soy grown on land deforested after this deadline will be traded.

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New guide to help companies achieve greater feed sustainability

By Jane Byrne

A new digital resource has been created to help companies in the animal feed supply chain better understand and address how the demand for animal protein products – and subsequently animal feed – affects the environment, including air, land, soil, water...

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Exclusive: Guest article

EU feed industry outlook for 2021

By Asbjørn Børsting

In an exclusive, Asbjørn Børsting, FEFAC president, looks ahead to what is in store for the EU feed industry for the coming year, highlighting priorities for the sector and pending challenges.

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Nutreco launches ambitious new soy and palm oil sourcing policy

By Jane Byrne

Dutch fish feed and animal nutrition group, Nutreco, is aiming to source soy and oil palm ingredients by 2025 that are free from both legal and illegal deforestation, with the purpose of limiting its impact on biodiversity and climate change.

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EFSA: Avian influenza virus spreading rapidly in Europe

By Jane Byrne

The risk of avian influenza moving into previously unaffected European countries is high, according to an update published today by EFSA which shows that the virus is spreading rapidly across the continent.

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French supermarkets fighting soy-driven deforestation

By Jane Byrne

Almost all supermarkets in France – Carrefour, Casino, Auchan, Lidl, Système U, Mousquetaires and Leclerc – announced measures to end the use of soy produced on deforested land this week, according to a release from French campaigners, Canopée.

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Bullish picture for maize and soybeans

By Jane Byrne

The latest USDA world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE), released on Tuesday, provides further insight into where markets could be going, according to the AHDB.

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What are the risks from PCNs in feed and food?

By Jane Byrne

The EU Commission has asked EFSA for an opinion on the risks for animal and human health linked to the presence of polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs) in feed and food.