Sales of meat-free substitutes, like tofu, tipped to grow  by 10.1% in the Asia-Pacific region

Meat substitute market expected to hit $5.2bn by 2020

By Oscar Rousseau

The meat substitute market is capitalising on an increasingly health-conscious public, hungry for alternatives to meat, and a report has said this sector will grow by 8.4% annually by 2020.

Warthogs are believed to have a different gene variation making them resistant to disease

ASF-resistant pigs identified in historic study

By Oscar Rousseau

The ground has shifted in the fight against African swine fever (ASF) after scientists in Scotland used advanced genetic engineering to potentially create ASF-resilient pigs. 

Elizabeth Truss MP is in favour of voting to remain in a reformed EU. Image from NFU

UK government: Brexit creates trade uncertainty

By Alan Osborn

The government says an EU exit would create uncertainty for UK farmers and their ability to trade internationally, but the National Farmers’ Union is still undecided on what outcome from the EU referendum would be best for the industry.

Farmers who participated in the study made annual saving of up to £23,000

McDonalds study helps beef farmers meet global CO2 target

By Oscar Rousseau

Fast-food chain McDonalds has unveiled one of the largest independent studies of UK and Irish beef farms, which it says identifies measures that can help farmers meet government standards for CO2 reduction and boost profits.

Sausage casing company Devro is set to report an increase in pre-tax profits

Devro tipped to post profit rise, despite headwind

By Oscar Rousseau

Scottish manufacturer of collagen meat casings, Devro, will report an increase in pre-tax profits at the end of the financial year, a trend it will enjoy for three years, says Investec. 

Halal food and drink is expected to grow to $1.6 trillion by 2018

Digital halal firm plans stock market float

By Oscar Rousseau

The world’s first e-commerce marketplace for halal products, DagangHalal, has said it intends to float on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) market for smaller growing companies – known as the AIM.

Marr Russia's expansion to be supported by tax breaks from Vladimir Putin's government

Marr Russia responds to McDonald’s demand

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

By 2018 Russian-Italian firm Marr Russia plans to invest RUB1.5 billion (US$20m) in the construction of a new production and logistics centre in Moscow Oblast, increasing its existing production capacity, according to a statement from deputy head of the...

EU regulation governing the use of antibiotics on animals has been cautiously welcomed

EU strengthens law on livestock drug use

By Andrew Burnyeat

A proposed new European Union (EU) regulation governing the use of antibiotics on animals has been welcomed with caution by farmers, medical practitioners and medicinal suppliers, after MEPs backed the law on 17 February. 

Copa-Cogeca has called for simpler animal welfare regulations

Copa-Cogeca: no further animal rights laws needed

By Oscar Rousseau

The body responsible for promoting agriculture across Europe has called on EU farm ministers to enforce existing regulation on animal rights, not to create new and complex laws. 

Avian influenza has impacted Nigeria's poultry production

Bird flu epidemic devastates Nigeria

By Oscar Rousseau

Nigeria is grappling with a damaging bird flu epidemic that has caused the deaths of 90,000 chickens in less than a month. 

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