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Pig farmer protest under way in Drogheda
Noel Bardon
The IFA pig committee is protesting outside Hilton Foods in Drogheda as part of its campaign to see pig prices increased to €2/kg before June.
13 April 2022 News
Consumers ‘bombarded’ with food labelling language
Huge job of work to be done to ensure that consumers understand what plant-based and grass-fed mean, Grace Binchy of Bord Bia has said.
2 February 2022 Opinion
Dempsey at Large: UK and EU diverge over antibiotics
EU regulations are now significantly more stringent than the UK's, but under the Brexit withdrawal trade deal, the UK is entitled to export its animal products of beef, lamb and pigmeat to Europe.
National Archives: ‘Difficult to foresee’ future of dairy alternatives
Documents from 1991 were released by the National Archives this week, with one from the European Commission citing butter and dairy alternatives.
5 January 2022 News
German agri-food sector braced for profound transformation
Comments by German Agriculture Minister last week point to significant transformation ahead for the sector. Anne Finnegan, policy analyst, and Jack Kennedy analyse the changes.
5 January 2022 News
Labour bill on carbon labelling to prevent 'greenwashing' of foods
Having clear carbon emissions labelling on food products will enable consumers to make an informed choice on the sustainability of the food they eat, according to Labour TD Duncan Smith.
17 November 2021 News
When the stars align
Following on from last week’s Cutting Through The Bull on the fast fashion industry, Amii McKeever speaks to Miriam Keegan, a primary school teacher living her sustainable fashion dream.
13 October 2021 Features
Northern Ireland sheepmeat labelled as origin Ireland
The factory relabelled the product with the correct label and put controls in place to prevent the same issue occurring again.
15 September 2021 News
Food safety watchdog received 17 meat labelling complaints in 2020
The FSAI received over 2,700 complaints to its advice line, 17 complaints related to meat labelling.
4 September 2021 News
Honey: food of the gods
Beekeeper Willie O’Byrne reflects that all weather types – wet, dry, hot or cold – will all have an effect on the honey harvest.
25 August 2021 Features
Consumers want more info on locally-produced, sustainable dairy
Recent survey data from the European Milk Forum shows that dairy products are well regarded by consumers.
22 June 2021 News
New rules of origin needed for island of Ireland milk – dairy industry
The Northern Ireland protocol and rules of origin for island of Ireland milk were discussed at a Seanad committee on Monday.
16 June 2021 News