Shifting to more plant-based diet benefits agriculture but not livestock farming
Anne Finnegan
A recent German study examines the impact of shifting to the EAT-Lancet diet and finds farming benefits overall, but livestock farming would see income losses.
23 March 2023 News
AIB sets emissions targets for 75% of its loan book excluding agri
AIB excludes farming from financed emissions targets, but targets net zero by 2050 for farming and agriculture.
21 March 2023 News
Window to secure liveable future for planet closing rapidly, scientists warn
Deep, rapid and sustained mitigation efforts in this decade are needed for liveable planet. Anne Finnegan considers the latest UN climate report.
Businesses moving to action on biodiversity loss
Biodiversity loss is now recognised as a systemic risk to the global economy. Global corporate business will drive the transformation to restore nature, writes Anne Finnegan.
BMPA raises concerns that flawed red meat findings were used in policy
The British Meat Processors Association added its voice to challenges to Global Burden of Disease 2019 study.
14 March 2023 News
Global food prices fall for 11th consecutive month, as food price inflation soars
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s food price index fell again in February after significant declines in dairy product and vegetable oil prices.
7 March 2023 News
Retailers commit to reduce meat and dairy and disclose protein sources
As Lidl Germany commit to reducing animal proteins in their offering, they reflect a growing trend in the market in which corporate commitments often go beyond legislative requirements.
1 March 2023 News
Global food security fared better than anticipated in face of war
An element of luck combined with a resilient supply chain to avoid a worse food security crisis.
28 February 2023 News
Imported fertiliser price falls
Ample volumes of CAN and Urea, relative to the previous year, were imported between October and December 2022 writes Anne Finnegan.
22 February 2023 News
Food security concerns unlikely to derail Farm to Fork ambition
Concerns and lobbying about food security is unlikely to change the course of EU food and farming policy, writes Anne Finnegan.
21 February 2023 News
Fertiliser suppliers reap mega profits
Fertiliser importers reaped a €200m bonanza as margins on products such as urea increased by 500%.
15 February 2023 News
Fertiliser profits soar on back of high prices
As farmers struggled with inflation, fertiliser supply chain profits soared. Anne Finnegan details phenomenal margin growth in the sector.
15 February 2023 News