Nearly a year has passed since the release of the WHO/IARC monograph (International Agency for Research on Cancer).
Last Monday was heralded as World Meat Day and yet again we were urged to give up meat for the day as ‘one small step for our planet’.
If you were hoping for some relief from the increasingly adversarial public debate ahead of next month’s EU referendum, you are out of luck - or at least those of us in the food industry can see no respite.
News arrived from Denmark this week that a new labelling scheme is to be launched under the aegis of the Danish Ministry of the Environment & Food. Its purpose is to improve understanding of the key welfare issues in pig production and enable broader and more informed consumer choice in selecting pork products.
Few gatherings of the meat industry take place these days without some reference to an ‘anti-meat industry’ bias in the media.
The meat industry was in the dock again last week as the media reported that thousands of us are set to abandon our carnivorous ways.
A bit of future gazing can sometimes provide a welcome escape from the humdrum of daily life, especially during a characteristically dark and dismal February. The ‘future of food’ was definitely on the menu this week.
On Tuesday this week, the great and the good of the UK livestock industries spent the morning in the Edwardian splendour of 'One Great George Street' under the watchful eye of Big Ben.
The joys of the Festive Season are but a distant memory and, if you hadn’t remembered, today is 'Blue Monday' – the most depressing day of the year.
December saw the publication of the 3rd Report under the 'Review of Antimicrobial Resistance' entitled 'Reducing unnecessary use and waste'.
As the Festive Season draws closer, we in the meat industry seem to be in receipt of an early Christmas present.