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British meat industry impresses Canadian importers

A delegation of Canadian beef importers were impressed by the “high standards” of British meat plants in a recent study tour. 

Local sourcing trend big for Ireland’s shoppers

Two-thirds of Ireland’s consumers believe buying local food is important and one-third claim they are buying such food more now than they did 12 months ago.

4,000 animal welfare breaches in two years, reports Bureau

British farm animals are being subjected to needless pain and distress as they are slaughtered, a study from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has revealed. 

Research highlights lack of food-origin knowledge

A new study has revealed that UK adults are worryingly oblivious when it comes to the origins of their food.

New Zealand’s Young Butcher of the Year Timmy Watson is pictured left with HG Walters’ owner Peter Heanen (Photos taken by Maximges for HG Walter Butcher)
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Young New Zealand butcher champion learns from Britain’s finest

New Zealand’s Young Butcher of the Year has been learning from the best of British as part of a study tour.  

BDCI awards bursaries to students

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) has awarded two bursaries to students undertaking a course of study for the academic year 2015/16. 

Men prefer meat to booze, sports or sex

The majority of men would rather give up booze, cancel their Sky Sports subscription and even give up sex rather than become a vegetarian, according to a recent study. 

Study proposes return to stone-age diet

New research suggests we should follow in the dietary footsteps of our stone-age ancestors and eat lean meat to help combat the rising epidemic of obesity and diet-related diseases.

New study linking red meat and cancer will be harder to prove in humans

New research has apparently uncovered a link between red meat consumption and the formation of cancerous tumours.

Majority of US vegetarians revert to meat, finds study

An American study has revealed that the large majority of vegetarians in the US cannot resist going back to eating meat, with 84% failing to stick to a meat-free diet.

Study suggests a limit to consumers’ willingness to pay for sustainability

Consumers may not be willing to pay food companies a premium for high standards of social and environmental responsibility, according to a new report.

Research reveals ‘chicken juice’ influence on campylobacter

Liquid released from chicken carcases helps spread campylobacter, scientists have found in new research.

Study finds lower sperm count in vegetarians

A study into sperm count and diet found vegetarian men to have significantly lower sperm motility and concentration.

White meat consumption could reduce liver cancer risk, finds study

A high level of white meat and fish consumption could reduce the risk of developing liver cancer, according to a study.

Red meat improves health of elderly, says research

Research carried out by Deakin University, Australia, said that eating red meat three to four times a week could be key to keeping body and mind in peak condition as we age.

Meat industry criticises BBC Horizon programme

The BBC Horizon two-part series, Should I Eat Meat?, has been criticised by the meat industry for suggesting people should consume less meat.

UK and Irish foods stand up to origin test

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has not found any misleading information in a study looking at foods which have UK and Ireland country of origin claims.

UK meat bosses hit back at beef and environment critique

UK meat leaders have expressed disappointment over the reporting of a US-based study which claimed that beef production was 10 times more damaging to the environment than other livestock.

Meat industry rejects latest red meat-breast cancer link

A US study showing a link between red meat and breast cancer in women has been refuted by the meat industry.

Defra and FSA investigate undeclared blood and offal

A scientific study has found undeclared blood and offal to be mixed into meats, which has sparked a Defra and Food Standards Agency (FSA) study into the issue.

Welsh meat promotion body seeks next study scholars

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) - Meat Promotion Wales has launched a search for scholars to enrol in their new livestock scholarship.

Vegetarians in poorer physical and mental health, says report

A new study has found that vegetarians are in poorer health, have a higher need for health care, and have a poorer quality of life.

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