Meat

Farmers can record everything they need to know about their animals on the phone app and then analyse that data to improve efficiencies and sustainability. Image: Breedr

Digitising the beef sector to reduce emissions

By Oliver Morrison

Fintech app Breedr wants to ‘put data at the heart of farming’ to make the beef supply chain more efficient and improve farmers’ profits and environmental footprints.

From wurst sausages to veal schnitzels and German quark, Germany has a long-standing food culture rich with meat and dairy. GettyImages/instamatics

Why might Germany be losing its appetite for meat and dairy?

By Flora Southey

More than half of Germany’s population reduced its meat consumption in the past year, and one-third plans to consume fewer dairy products in the next six months, according to a new report. FoodNavigator asks why.

Images: Getty/Melih Evren Burus

Sell fresh uncut produce loose, says WRAP report

By Oliver Morrison

New research from the food waste campaigner claims to challenge the status quo of the way retailers sell fresh uncut fruit and vegetables, highlighting that it should change significantly in the future.

Enviroscore combines 16 environmental impacts into one A-E score

New environmental labelling system unveiled

By Oliver Morrison

Belgium academics have unveiled a new environmental labelling system that enables easy recognition of the degree of environmental sustainability of food and beverages at point of sale.

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French nitrates bill: An ‘historic’ moment or delaying the ban?

By Katy Askew

France’s National Assembly backed the principle to ‘lower the trajectory’ of maximum levels of nitrates that can be added to charcuterie meats yesterday in an almost unanimous vote in flavour of the proposal. But are amendments that require a further...

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Health campaigner takes aim at salty sliced meats

By Oliver Morrison

Two thirds of all chilled sliced meats including sliced ham, chicken, corned beef and salami sold by leading grocery retailers in the UK are dangerously high in salt (i.e. >1.5g/100g) – with one in three (35%) failing to meet the national salt reduction...

Does cultured meat taste like traditional meat? Scientists investigate / Pic: GettyImages-Fim

Putting cultured and conventional meat to the taste test

By Katy Askew

Fresh research has compared the taste characteristics of cell cultured and traditional meats. With consumer acceptance highly dependent on sensory characteristics, did cell cultured meat pass the taste test?

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