European organizations have been reacting with alarm to reports that farmers in Brazil are seeking to end the Amazon Soy Moratorium, a commitment made by traders and crushers not to buy soy from cleared land after 2008 in the Amazon.
Across the food industry, there is still little awareness of the need to address the impacts of feed production within the meat, dairy and fish sectors, finds a report from the sustainability focused organization, Forum for the Future.
The EU feed industry is looking to plug what it sees as major gaps in EU pesticide legislation in relation to maximum residue levels (MRLs) for feed materials, such as co-products, to offset any impact on trade, both within the EU, and beyond.
Researchers are developing a tool to provide an economic and environmental assessment of novel ingredients to support the use of new fish feeds that are nutritionally adequate and have little environmental effect.
The reopening of the Chinese market to US poultry products is expected to boost demand for the feed ingredient and signal improving global trade relations; the change also comes as a new round of federal support for crop producers is set to start.