European Parliament approves new committee on live transport of animals

By |junij 19th, 2020|animal farming, animal transport, animal welfare, inquiry committee, live animal transport, livestock farming, News|

The European Parliament approved the setting up of an Inquiry Committee on live transport on Friday (19 June) with an overwhelming majority of 605 out of 689 MEPs in favour, after audits revealed major problems with the welfare of animals during transport

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Lack of skilled workers ‘serious concern’ for pig welfare at slaughter

By |junij 18th, 2020|animal farming, animal welfare, EFSA, livestock, livestock farming, meat plant, meat production, News, pig, pig farming, pig welfare, slaughterhouses|

The European food safety authority (EFSA) has published its latest scientific opinion on the welfare of pigs at slaughter, which found that the majority of hazards identified were due in large part to staff failings.

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COVID-19 could be ‘straw that breaks meat industry’s back’ says new report

By |junij 3rd, 2020|animal farming, coronavirus, COVID-19, Fairr, intensive agriculture, livestock, livestock farming, meat sector, News|

Nearly three-quarters of the world’s largest meat, fish and dairy companies have been graded as a ‘high' pandemic risk and criticised for their inability to prevent the emergence of new zoonotic diseases in a new report released on Wednesday (3 June).

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Farm to Fork leak, circular economy plan and COVID-19

By |marec 12th, 2020|Agrifood, agrifood brief, agrifood podcast, alternatives to pesticides, animal farming, animal welfare, circular economy plan, Climate Change, coronavirus, COVID-19, Farm to Fork, News|

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. The latest draft of the Farm to Fork strategy, obtained by EURACTIV, features...

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EU agriculture chief under pressure over bid to trim intensive pig farming

By |februar 13th, 2020|animal farming, AnimalhealthEurope, Compassion in World Farming, Copa-Cogeca, intensive animal farming, Janusz Wojciechowski, Jérémy Decerle, livestock farming, News, pig farming, Sylwia Spurek|

Janusz Wojciechowski, the EU's agriculture commissioner, wants to crack down on the environmental impact of intensive animal farming, but apart from animal welfare groups, his calls have so far met with mixed reactions.

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Cultured meat could be on the EU market ‘as early as 2022’

By |januar 15th, 2020|animal farming, Climate Change, cultured meat, EFSA, intensive animal farming, meat alternatives, meat tax, News|

After environmentalist George Monbiot’s controversial “Apocalypse Cow” documentary recently suggested that we may soon see the end of all farming, EURACTIV took a look at cultured meat to see what it is and where we're at.

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Collaborative initiative aims to improve sustainability of EU dairy farming

By |januar 8th, 2020|animal farming, dairy, dairy farming, farming for generations, milk, News, regenerative agriculture, sustainable agriculture|

Eight agricultural sector leaders have announced Farming for Generations, a global collaboration to support dairy farmers to adopt regenerative agricultural practices that preserve and renew our planet’s resources, respect animal welfare and ensure the long-term economic viability of farms for the next generation.

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Fur farmers failures to meet minimum EU animal welfare standards must be investigated

By |november 19th, 2019|animal farming, animal welfare, News|

Exposés of animal suffering on EU fur farms repeatedly reveal failures to comply with even the basic animal welfare requirements of Directive 98/58/EC concerning the protection of animals kept for farming purposes, writes Sylwia Spurek.

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EFSA suggests ways to avoid mass suffering of unwanted male chicks

By |november 13th, 2019|animal farming, Animal health, animal welfare, chicks, intensive agriculture, intensive animal farming, Intensive farming, meat production, News, poultry|

Technology to prevent the necessity of killing surplus or unproductive animals should be encouraged to prevent the unnecessary suffering of male chicks, a new report finds. 

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Communicating modern animal farming

By |oktober 14th, 2019|animal farming, animal welfare, disinformation, Event Report, livestock, meat consumption, media, News|

A communication gap between citizens and farmers in the modern livestock sector is increasingly widening and the general sentiment is shifting from an overall good opinion of those who keep feeding the world toward a negative view on farmers' role in t...

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