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Australia's live cattle exoports are expected to decline by nearly 20% this year

Australia in talks with Japan to lift trade ban

By Oscar Rousseau

The Australian government is in talks with political counterparts in Japan after the latter imposed a trade ban on live cattle imports, following a virus outbreak.

The new law could also boost halal meat trade with Malaysia and Indonesia

Philippine halal law to drive meat export growth

By Jens Kastner

Outgoing Philippine President Benigno Aquino has signed into law a consolidated measure on halal exports, which may help boost the country’s meat exporters in the Middle East.

Shanghai Maling could soon become one of China's biggest beef producers

China’s Maling enters beef industry

By Oscar Rousseau

Huge profits and game-changing scale predicted for a Shanghai pork firm seeking to enter the beef industry through a 50% stake in one of New Zealand’s biggest meat processors. 

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Edible insects: Let’s look at what’s on the menu

By Massimo Reverberi, founder of Bugsolutely

In these early days of edible insects going global, it is still unclear which products will stand out and make their way to the mainstream. The ideas popping out of the minds of new entopreneurs are interesting, but it’s hard to say which will still stand...

The zebu cow is the breed that will supply the majority of Fauji Group's beef

Pakistan launches its biggest halal plant

By Shahid Husain, in Karachi

Pakistan’s largest conglomerate, the Fauji Group, has launched the country’s biggest halal abattoir, meat processing and exporting unit near Port Qasim, Karachi.

Self-regulated meat inspection is benefiting the few, the Australian Beef Association said

Call for Aussie meat inspection overhaul

By Oscar Rousseau

Australian beef producers risk losing out on profits as a result of biased meat graders, encouraged by big corporations to downgrade carcases and reduce the amount processors pay out.

The halal market is expected to grow significantly over the next four years

Halal labelling expected to grow

By Oscar Rousseau

The prevalence of halal labelling is expected to grow by a quarter between now and 2020, according to market research firm Euromonitor International. 

 Meat consumption in China has risen in line with the country's booming middle class

China calls for lower meat consumption

By Mark Godfrey

Chinese people need to eat less red meat, a leading Chinese government health agency has recommended in a landmark review of the country’s eating habits.

Haverick Meats before it burnt down. Image courtesy of New South Wales Fire & Rescue

Sydney fire: meat factory burns to the ground

By Oscar Rousseau

A fire at a meat processing plant in Banksmeadow, Sydney, has been extinguished after burning for two days straight, causing thousands of dollars in damages.

Tajik officals believe there is a tacit trade conflict between Iran and Tajikistan

Iranian meat suppliers experience export problems to CIS

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Despite hopes from Iranian meat exporters that they could increase supplies to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), deliveries to the region, including most of the post-Soviet Union area, are not yet happening.

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Genomics pioneer set to beef up Australian cattle industry

By RJ Whitehead

Genomic selection could provide massive productivity gains to the Australian beef industry now that a Queensland University genomics expert is focusing his research on improving the A$5bn (US$3.7bn) a year sector.

Beijing has released 3.05 million kilograms from its frozen pork reserves

Beijing releases reserve pork

By Aaron McDonald

Chinese news agency Xinhua revealed that Beijing has released 3.05 million kilograms (kg) from its frozen pork reserves into the market in an effort to ease pork supply pressure and contain a price surge.

Germany and Spain have overtaken Denmark as Europe's top pork exporter

China’s pork imports booming

By Oscar Rousseau

China’s pork imports more than doubled in March 2016 as environmental regulation slammed the brakes on domestic production for the country’s largest producers.

A sales executive said it had been 12 years since China recorded a fall in beef prices

Chinese beef firm blames falling prices for first-quarter loss

By Mark Godfrey

One of China’s most ambitious cattle breeders and genetics companies, Xinjiang Tianshan Animal Husbandry Bio-engineering Co, has blamed a fall in beef and mutton prices for what it predicts is a $2m loss in the first quarter of 2016.

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Bugs: A strange case of amnesia

By Massimo Reverberi, founder of Bugsolutely

Please don’t get me wrong, I am not a fervent entomophagist; I am just passionate about edible insects as a new food industry. 

Alpaca meat is being considered a superfood by some in Australia

Alpaca meat hot on Australia’s menu

By Oscar Rousseau

Think-tanks all over the world have called for the need to diversify protein to ensure a more sustainable food economy, but is eating alpaca meat a step too far? 

One user on Twitter called the #HalalChallenge

Germany in social media storm over halal meat

By Oscar Rousseau

German social media campaigners have called for pork to be placed in the halal section of supermarkets to challenge the “cruel” way animals are slaughtered, but critics argue this is an Islamophobic attack.

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Islam was the fastest growing religion in America from 2000 to 2010

GUEST ARTICLE: US halal food regulations… Are you up to speed?

By Jeanne Cullen and Furqan Mohammed, Perkins Coie LLP

A growing segment of US consumers is scrutinizing animal treatment and slaughter from an Islamic lens, while halal food consumption among the nation's fast-growing Muslim population has become a ballooning enterprise in the United States and is now...

Marfrig's CEO said the asset sale does not mean Marfrig is retreating from Argentina

China pounces on Marfrig's Argentinian assets

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian meat processing giant Marfrig has sold a raft of its Argentinian assets to the red meat Chinese business Black Bamboo Enterprises, a subsidiary of Foresun Group.

The ACCC said it recognised people may 'fear retribution' for speaking out on wrongdoing

Australia’s watchdog plans beef sector dissection

By Oscar Rousseau

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced plans for a major probe and analysis into competition, efficiency and transparency in the country’s red meat industry.

Beston beats import prohibition through Chinese distribution deal

Beston beats import prohibition through Chinese distribution deal

By RJ Whitehead

South Australia’s Beston Global Food Company has signed a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Hondo Agricultural Company of China for the production, marketing and distribution of its range of allergen-free, ready-to-eat meals.

Argentina, Brazil and New Zealand all boosted exports of beef to China in 2015

Beef imports rise as China’s growth cools

By Oscar Rousseau

China’s official beef imports surged by more than 50% last year as a government crackdown on grey market meat bolstered formal trade figures, according to a new report.

It's unclear if the outbreak of AI will result in poultry trade bans for South Korea

South Korea hit with bird flu outbreak

By Oscar Rousseau

Just one month after securing its bird flu-free status, South Korea’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed bird flu has been detected near the country’s capital, Seoul.