Australia

Can the Australian wine industry provide a model for sustainable wine making? Pic:getty/bengoode

How can the wine industry reduce emissions?

By Rachel Arthur

Australia’s grape and wine industry has set out its path to reduce its carbon emissions by more than 40% by 2030. How can it achieve this – and can the strategy offer a template for the global wine industry?

Western Meat Processors GM Jamie Warburton and Western Meat Packers Group CEO Andrew Fuda @ Cowaramup. Photo: WMPG

Western Meat Packers Group to expand thanks to $300k WA grant

By Jenny Eagle

Western Meat Packers Group has welcomed a Western Australia (WA) Government grant for $300,000 to further facilitate the processing of offal and other products at its Western Meat Processors’ Cowaramup abattoir operation as part of a $10m expansion.

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MENA’s Aussie meat imports soar 11% in a year

By Niamh Michail

Australia’s meat exports to the Middle East are booming, up 11% year-on-year in 2014-15 and up 5% in the first six months of this fiscal year alone, according to the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Australia eyes up the Middle East as a target for the county's beef exports

Australia looks to Middle East to boost beef exports

By Lee Adendorff

Australia needs to focus more on the Middle East as a long-term beef export destination, according to Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO Suzannah Moss-Wright, as exports to the region climb.

The Food Manufacturing Industry Guide to Safety 2014/15

Charting the way to food safety

By Joseph James Whitworth

Pro-Visual Publishing has revealed the Food Manufacturing Industry Guide to Safety 2014/15 focussing on maintaining a clean and sterile work environment to avoid contamination.

Australia exporting livestock to Egypt again after cruelty concerns were addressed

Egypt resumes Australian breeder animal imports

By Eliot Beer

Egypt has resumed imports of breeding animals from Australia, four months after agreeing to restart trade in livestock between the two countries, the Australian government announces.

Russian beef prices increase by double due to import ban

Import bans jack up Russian beef prices

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

The recent ban on imports of Australian beef to Russia has resulted in a sharp rise in the price of beef on the domestic market. In particular, the price for high-quality marbled beef in Moscow has jumped from RUB810 (US$22.50) to RUB1,600 (US$44.50),...

Russia considers ban on beef imports from Australia

Russia considers ban on beef imports from Australia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia is considering the possibility of implementing a total ban on beef imports from Australia after recent lab tests on the meat revealed the presence of ractopamine and trenbolone, the use of which is strictly forbidden by the country’s veterinary...

Live exports: Australian livestock exporters demand action over Egypt

Australian livestock exporters demand Egypt action

By Flemmich Webb

Australian livestock groups have called on the government to include Egypt in the scheme for monitoring and controlling the welfare of exported Australian animals in their destination countries.

Live exports: Australia halts shipments to Egypt over cruelty claims

Australia halts livestock exports to Egypt

By Carina Perkins

Australia’s livestock export industry has voluntarily suspended exports to Egypt after video footage showed “extreme” animal cruelty at abattoirs in the country.

Australia criticised over live exports

Australia criticised over live exports

By Carina Perkins

The Australian government has once again come under fire over live exports after a news report revealed that exported breeding cows and sheep are suffering abuse in the Middle East.

Experts defend GM trials after Greenpeace attack

Experts defend GM trials after Greenpeace attack

By Sarah Hills

Bringing a halt to genetically modified (GM) food trials would undermine competitiveness, according to one expert responding to the destruction of a GM wheat trial at a CSIRO farm in Canberra.