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Agribusiness
Global food prices falling as consumers face higher prices
Anne Finnegan
While international food commodity prices fall, consumers continue to face soaring prices.
1 February 2023 News
Global urea prices drop to almost pre-war levels
Ample supply combined with weaker demand has hit nitrogen markets signalling hopes of lower prices this season.
31 January 2023 News
Is meat too cheap? Taxing for negative externalities
Retail price of meat doesn't reflect cost of climate change, nutrient pollution and biodiversity loss, according to a researcher at Oxford University who proposes a meat tax, writes Anne Finnegan.
Advice to limit red meat for health reasons ‘unnecessarily restrictive’
A growing body of evidence challenges dietary advice to limit red meat intake.
25 January 2023 News
Danske Bank plans to reduce emissions and biodiversity impact of lending
Banks are increasingly engaging with customers on their impact on climate and nature.
24 January 2023 News
Danone pledges 30% methane cut from fresh milk
While the announcement does not directly affect Irish farmers, it is expected that a move in the same direction will be imposed for dairy ingredients, which Irish co-ops supply.
18 January 2023 News
Investors demanding food system change
Farming can support food companies reduce environmental impacts but processors must build reward structures.
18 January 2023 News
40% of CEOs think organisation won't be viable in a decade
A robust risk assessment of the short- and medium-term challenges facing your business is key this year.
17 January 2023 News
Danone announces methane reduction plan of 30%
Danone's move to set an absolute methane reduction target signals challenges for Irish dairying.
17 January 2023 News
Grassroots farmers supply environmental solutions to Honest Burgers
A more sustainable farming model may need a different market approach to sustain beef farming.
10 January 2023 News
Share of agri-food systems in global emissions decreased since 2000
Overall the contribution of agri food to total greenhouse gas emissions has shrunk, however farmgate emissions increased between 2000 and 2020.
4 January 2023 News
Farm policy developments to watch in 2023
There is already a heavy agricultural policy agenda on the cards for 2023. Anne Finnegan, policy analyst, looks at the big ticket items farmer need to follow this year.
4 January 2023 News