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Brazil defends commitment to cut deforestation

Brazil defends commitment to cut deforestation

By Melodie Michel

Brazilian meat industry and government representatives have defended the country’s efforts to reduce deforestation, regretting the “misinformation” spread by the European media.

E.coli linked to farm antibiotics

E.coli linked to farm antibiotics

By Melodie Michel

The increase in the number of resistant E.coli cases in the UK is “almost certainly due” to the level of antibiotic use on farms, a report by the Soil Association has said.

Russia puts figures on livestock support

Russia puts figures on livestock support

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The total amount of livestock support within the Russian state programme for 2013-2020 will exceed RUB1bn (US$24.1bn), stated Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik at a recent press-conference.

Russian poultry production increases rapidly in 2012

Russian poultry production increases rapidly in 2012

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The volume of poultry meat produced in Russia in January-February 2012 exceeded 500,000 tonnes (t) in carcase weight, according to data released by the Russian Federal Statistic Service.

France considers new beef strategy

France considers new beef strategy

By Melodie Michel

French agriculture government body FranceAgriMer is working on a new strategy for the country’s beef sector and slaughter industry, aiming to improve economic performances.

Antibiotic residue in EU meat stabilises

Antibiotic residue in EU meat stabilises

By Melodie Michel

The percentage of animal by-products not complying with EU standards on antibiotic residues has been stable for the past three years, reaching 0.33% in 2010, the European Commission has revealed.

Egyptian FMD outbreak requires “urgent action”, says FAO

Egyptian FMD outbreak requires “urgent action”, says FAO

By Melodie Michel

An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Egypt, which has killed an estimated 4,658 animals, with a further 40,222 suspected cases, is threatening food security in North Africa and the Middle East, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation...

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