About: Meat

Forests and Frankfurters: Why Germans’ love of meat is causing destruction in Latin America

Farming is the world’s biggest driver of deforestation, and beef and soya production are the prime culprits, writes Nicole Polster.
Agrifood 09-05-2018

Reducing meat consumption to reduce CO2 emissions: a sustainable challenge

Eating habits are responsible for carbon dioxide emissions and many countries could improve their carbon footprint by changing them. European countries are not all equal in terms of CO2 emissions, but an effort could be made.
Agrifood 02-02-2018

Prospect of higher Mercosur meat quotas angers French farmers

Meat imports were a significant obstacle in brokering the EU's trade deal with Canada. Now, the same issue has cropped up in the ongoing Mercosur talks, infuriating French livestock farmers and politicians. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 11-01-2018

‘No deal’ Brexit threatens ‘bleak future’ for Welsh farmers

Welsh sheep farmers face a “bleak future” if the UK does not maintain free trade with the EU, a leading industry representative has warned MPs.
Agrifood 12-12-2017

EU kebab-ban? All smoke and no roast

An objection aimed at banning phosphate from kebab meat, to be voted in the European Parliament on Tuesday (12 December), has started a Europe-wide controversy, fuelled by a German conservative MEP and fake news. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 11-07-2017

CAP reform: From sustainable feed to sustainable food

The German-Hungarian ‘Soya Declaration’ finally gets us talking about what matters in CAP reform, write Olivier De Schutter, Oscar Rivas and Karin Nansen.
Agrifood 28-03-2017

EU says Brazil must ‘restore trust’ in meat exports

The European Union's health Commissioner said on Monday (27 March) that Brazil will have to "restore trust" in its meat exports after being hit by a scandal over expired meat being passed off as fresh.
Agrifood 15-03-2017

Rabbit farming gets EU lawmakers hopping mad

The European Parliament on Tuesday (14 March) urged Brussels to help improve the lives of 340 million rabbits raised for food in Europe every year, mainly in cramped cages.
Trade & Society 01-02-2017

South Africa and EU spar over chicken meat ‘dumping’

South Africa's poultry industry says it is on the brink of collapse due to hotly-denied accusations that the European Union is dumping cheap chicken in the country in a dispute over free trade.
Agrifood 04-11-2016

Time for EU rabbit farming to enter the 21st century

Raising rabbits for food used to be a back yard enterprise. Not anymore, writes Olga Kikou, who urges the adoption of EU-wide standards to improve the living condition of farmed rabbits in Europe.
Agrifood 04-11-2016

Let’s ‘meat’ in the middle on climate change

The contribution of animal-source foods to global warming cannot be ignored. But encouraging everyone to become vegetarian or even vegan can’t be the silver bullet solution envisioned by some, argues Polly Ericksen.
Agrifood 20-10-2016

The EU’s promotion of meat consumption is misguided, Mr Hogan

Ever since he took office, Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has promoted the interests of the livestock sector while ignoring health warnings and environmental concerns over meat consumption, writes Olga Kikou.
Agrifood 06-04-2016

France promises belated progress on animal welfare

The French Ministry for Agriculture has launched a four-year animal welfare strategy, a first for the country, which is far behind its European partners in this respect. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 31-03-2016

France pushes transparency rules for meat, dairy companies

France has unveiled plans to increase fines for food firms that do not publish annual results, part of government efforts to bring transparency to price talks blamed for hurting farmers.
Sources of agricultural GHG emissions
Agrifood 16-02-2016

EU agricultural emissions: On the table

In 2012, agriculture was responsible for over 10% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the EU.
Agrifood 28-01-2016

Ignored at COP21, sustainable agriculture is vital to climate mitigation

Farming is responsible for 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but COP21 and the Paris Agreement failed to acknowledge the sector’s impact and the positive role it could play. EURACTIV France reports
Agrifood 28-01-2016

Eating less meat will save the planet, study says

SPECIAL REPORT / The overconsumption of meat will inevitably push global temperatures to dangerous levels, a recent study has warned, urging reluctant governments to take action.
Agrifood 25-01-2016

Can we feed the world and halt climate change?

SPECIAL REPORT/ The fundamental purpose of farming is to feed humanity. But the reality of contemporary agriculture is often quite different, and it is costing the planet dearly. EURACTIV France reports.
Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec
Agrifood 15-01-2016

Calling all carnivores! An open letter to meat enthusiasts

These are challenging times for meat lovers, with society exhorted to switch to organic food and limit its intake of meat. But European artisan butchers still have an opportunity to thrive, writes Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec.
Agrifood 06-01-2016

Study: Germans still love their meat and eat plenty of it

The Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection has published its latest nutrition report, detailing Germans eating habits. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Jeremy Rifkin
Agrifood 26-11-2015

Jeremy Rifkin: ‘Number two cause of global warming emissions? Animal husbandry’

An estimated 40% of all the agricultural land in the world today is used to grow feed grains for beef production, a trend that is set to worsen with the rise of the middle class in Asia, warns Jeremy Rifkin.

Experts disagree about ‘probably carcinogenic’ processed meat

The WHO now considers the consumption of processed and red meat to be as dangerous as smoking or drinking alcohol. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Agrifood 07-10-2015

Milk production in the EU: Holding on to the fantasy, or facing the truth?

Recent protests about the falling price of milk have turned the spotlight on the dairy sector. But large scale dairy farming has the potential to exacerbate existing problems, writes Olga Kikou.
Agrifood 31-07-2015

Antibiotics on animal farms spread deadly pathogens, experts warn

The consistent use of antibiotics in animal farms in Germany are spreading antibiotic-resistant germs and causing experts to call for stricter measures against drugs. EURACTIV Germany reports.