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Agriculture fund encourages collaborative thinking

A funding programme worth £1.7 million has been opened to encourage farmers and organisations to work together on large-scale environmental projects.

Liquid enzymes to improve biogas production for agriculture sector

A new strategic partnership to improve biogas production in anaerobic digesters through the use of liquid enzymes has the potential to benefit rural and farm communities on both a financial and environmental level, according to the companies involved. 

Have your say on sustainability

The Meat Trades Journal annual Green Survey is still open for submissions. It’s the opportunity to make your voice heard in environmental matters in the meat industry. 

Coalville butcher closed following hygiene violations

A butcher’s shop in Coalville, north-west Leicestershire, has been ordered to close after Environmental Health Officers found “unacceptable hygiene practices”. 

NFU sets out post-EU plan

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has published the first in a series of ‘Vision for the Future of Farming’ papers. The publication outlines key issues set to impact British farming, which must be addressed now that Article 50 has been triggered.

Legal advice: ‘death by audit’ and corporate responsibility

Food Standards Agency (FSA) support for moving away from physical inspections by local authority (LA) Environmental Health Officers (EHO) should encourage businesses that already have good food safety systems.

Indoor pig keepers may require a licence from the Environment Agency
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Pig producers offered environmental training

Pig farm managers are being offered the opportunity to benefit from workshops tailored to educate them about their responsibilities under the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR). 

Packaging solution adds value to producers

Irish-based Holfeld Plastics, part of the Waddington Europe group, has introduced a packaging solution designed to add value and help boost the environmental credentials of a business. 

MTJ Green Survey now open

The Meat Trades Journal annual Green Survey is now open, giving the industry the chance to have its say on sustainability matters.

Scottish pig and poultry industries jeopardised by inflation

National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) has retaliated to proposals from the country’s environmental body to dramatically increase many of its charges. 

Moy Park secures green accolade from KFC

Poultry producer Moy Park has been recognised for sustainability and environmental performance by KFC, at the fast food chain’s recent Supplier Awards.

MTJ launches environmental survey

Meat Trades Journal has launched its Annual Green Survey for 2015, to look industry opinions on environmental issues.

Moy Park introduces high-spec poultry house

Moy Park has developed a state-of-the art poultry development house, which it said will allow it to deliver “significant improvements” to its poultry rearing and welfare practices.

Importance of leather highlighted to meat industry

The Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) is opening its doors on 17 February to highlight the importance of leather, as a sector, to the meat industry.

Waitrose works on antimicrobial resistance issue

Waitrose has embarked on a scheme to tackle the problem of antimicrobial resistance in livestock, while also working on various environmental projects, according to agriculture manager Duncan Sinclair.

Horizon programme explores livestock’s environmental impact

In the second part of the BBC’s Horizon, Should I Eat Meat? programme, Dr Michael Mosley looks at the effect livestock has on the environment.

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.

Environmentalists to launch Meat Free May

Not content with meat-free Mondays, environmental campaigners have launched a campaign to encourage consumers to sign up to a whole month of meat abstinence with the launch of Meat Free May.

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