This week saw global restaurant giant McDonald’s announce it will launch a new range of plant-based food products. McDonald’s said the new line of meat alternatives with be sold under the ‘McPlant’ brand.

Lorcan Allen and Phelim O’Neill discuss what this could mean for the global food industry.

And closer to home, recently filed accounts for Slaney Meats shows the beef protests last year could have had a very negative impact on meat factory profitability. We analyse what the €1m losses for Slaney Meats means for the beef sector.

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