An estimated 40% of all the agricultural land in the world today is used to grow feed grains for beef production, a trend that is set to worsen with the rise of the middle class in Asia, warns Jeremy Rifkin. Click here to read the full article at Euractiv.
Organic farming standards across Europe could be tightened up with a greater emphasis on animal welfare when the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee meets on 13 October to discuss proposed amendments to existing regulations. An article by Chloe Ryan at GlobalMeatNews
In Europe, cloned animals haven’t made their way into the food supply chain – yet – but they’re not banned from it either. EU legislation on cloning is proving a hard nut to crack. Click here to watch the video.
A proposal to streamline and simplify complicated animal health rules in the EU was informally agreed by MEPs, the European Commission and the national governments on 1 June. Marit Paulsen, the Parliament’s lead negotiator, described the result as “fantastic”: “Its most important principle is to prevent rather than to cure.” We talked to Paulsen, who […]