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Meat at the top of French grocery carbon footprint

Meat at the top of French grocery carbon footprint

By Melodie Michel

Meat is accountable for one-third of the average French shopper’s carbon footprint, despite only representing 8% of the basket’s weight, and 23% of its cost, according to a study by French environment ministry CGDD.

Cherkizovo to increase Russian market share

Cherkizovo to increase Russian market share

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Cherkizovo Group, one of the largest Russian producers of meat and meat products in Russia, plans to increase its share in the national pork and poultry sectors from 5% and 10% to 20% and 30% respectively, research by investment company BCS has revealed.

Irish meat trade in China mission

Irish meat trade in China mission

By Carina Perkins

Irish meat industry representatives have joined other food industry and government representatives on a large-scale trade mission to China.

Ukraine faces livestock crisis

Ukraine faces livestock crisis

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ukraine experienced a sudden drop in meat production in the first part of 2012, with analysts warning that the resulting prices are leaving residents unable to afford domestically produced meat.

UK gives FAO £16m to improve agricultural statistics

UK gives FAO £16m to improve agricultural statistics

By Melodie Michel

The UK's Department for International Development (DFID) has donated £16m ($25m) to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), supporting a global initiative to improve agricultural statistics.

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