Latest News for: Meat industry


Trading Chicken Feet Is Going Digital

Wall Street Journal 08 Mar 2021
That adds to existing pressures on the industry, ranging from concerns about Americans eating less meat to the rise of plant-based substitutes and worries about the environmental impact of raising livestock, particularly cattle.

Israeli startup’s sustainable, slaughter-free meat now on the menu in Brazil

Cleveland Jewish News 07 Mar 2021
An Israeli startup that seeks to disrupt the global meat industry has partnered with a Brazilian meat and food corporation to bring its lab-grown, slaughter-free meat to Brazilian tables ... to co-develop and produce cultivated meat using Aleph’s patented production platforms ... BRF is one of the largest meat producers in the world.

Plastic clips from freezing works washing up on beaches

RNZ 07 Mar 2021
RNZ sends the Meat Industry Association (MIA) pictures of clips found on beaches and asks how they might have got there ... The only company in the world making bioplastics specially designed for the meat industry is in Hamilton ... Meanwhile, the Meat Industry Association has had a rethink and fishing now appears to be off the hook.

Bill Gates' call for wealthy nations to forgo meat sparks backlash in Nebraska

Omaha World-Herald 07 Mar 2021
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is proposing that wealthy nations forgo beef in an effort to slow climate change, but that isn’t sitting well with meat lovers in Nebraska, a state where cattle outnumber people ... “I’m afraid the synthetic (meat) will be required for at least the beef thing,” Gates said.

Interview: China's transport plans to make global logistics more efficient, reliable, says expert 07 Mar 2021
"Perishable commodities, agricultural commodities like fruits, vegetables, and even the meat industry will also be benefiting from this efficient transportation infrastructure," he said.

COLUMN: What it means to be BQA-certified

Tahlequah Daily Press 07 Mar 2021
The cow/calf or stocker segments of the industry may often seem distant from the retail meat counter, but many early management decisions and tasks may influence the quality of that beef product ... Good production practices and good animal husbandry make sense for all segments of the industry.

Review set on meat-plant inspections in pandemic

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 06 Mar 2021
Sarah Little, vice president of communications at the North American Meat Institute, a major industry trade group, said the industry had spent more than $1.5 billion since last spring in "comprehensive protections.". "The meat and poultry industry is focused on continuing these ...

Olpe Meat Locker changes hands yet continues to provide quality service

Emporia Gazette 06 Mar 2021
“The pandemic has caused the meat industry to skyrocket, especially with the local processing plants, because when the big plants got COVID and shut down, all the stores ran out of meat, so people panicked and finally realized that you can’t always rely on a grocery store to get your meat so this business just went crazy again,” Schankie said.

March 20 designated as "Meat on the Menu Day" in Nebraska, in response to Colorado ...

The North Platte Telegraph 06 Mar 2021
Pete Ricketts has designated March 20 as “Meat on the Menu Day” in Nebraska. On this day, Nebraskans are encouraged to purchase and eat beef, pork, chicken, lamb or another kind of meat.

Meatless products hit stride in US

China Daily 06 Mar 2021
Consumers in the United States have increasingly turned to plant-based meat substitutes since the pandemic, and now some of the biggest fast-food chains in the country like McDonald's will be selling those goods as well ... The meat alternative industry though still has hurdles to overcome in different parts of the world.

Officials may release beef carcasses from a herd whose location was unknown

The Irish Times 06 Mar 2021
It is understood that the department is close to deciding to release their carcasses for processing, raising the possibility that the meat could be sold for consumption ... A spokesman confirmed that the department’s concerns did not relate to the meat processing company holding the carcasses but would not comment beyond that.

Biden’s USDA chief is exploring making a carbon bank for farmers

Hastings Tribune 06 Mar 2021
He also committed to a “deep dive” to examine competition in livestock markets now dominated by a few giant meat and poultry processors ... farm purchases, he said ... The agriculture secretary said the department will in particular focus on meat and poultry processors following disruptions in the industry during the pandemic and other events ... .

Vegan and cruelty-free beauty brands to know, from Urban Decay to The Body Shop

The Independent 05 Mar 2021
... and reaching for dairy- and meat-free options. But it’s also important to look closely at your beauty bounty, since its an industry that traditionally relies heavily on animal testing and animal derivatives.

Two Sessions Digest: What Are Attendees Asking for the Government to Do?

Caixin Online 05 Mar 2021
In a separate recommendation (link in Chinese), Liu urges the government to modernize the industry in order to avoid fluctuations in the price of China’s most popular meat. The suggestions aim to make China’s pork industry more resilient to shocks like African swine fever, a hemorrhagic disease that killed millions of animals in 2018.

Washington Ranchers Struggling to Meet Demand During COVID Pandemic Closer to Relief

The Centralia Chronicle 05 Mar 2021
A bill to make it easier for Washington ranchers to get their meat directly to consumers unanimously passed the state Senate this week ... "The way that COVID impacted our meat packing and processing industry highlighted a need to reform how they are regulated at a state level," Warnick said.