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News Section Icon Published 30/10/2009

How can we feed the world & protect the environment?

On 29 October, Lester Brown, founder of the WorldWatch Institute and Earth Policy Institute, gave Compassion in World Farming's 2009 Peter Roberts Memorial Lecture.

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News Section Icon Published 28/10/2009


Commercial and passenger ferries continue to forge live animal export links to the continent from the UK.

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News Section Icon Published 27/10/2009

Climate change expert: eat less meat to save the planet

Compassion in World Farming welcomes Lord Stern's call for a reduction in global meat consumption. On 27 October Lord Stern, told The Times that 'Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases...'

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News Section Icon Published 21/10/2009

Government allows factory farmed food in the public sector

New draft standards for the Government's Healthier Food Mark misleadingly claim to promote 'high standards of animal welfare' for public catering while in fact allowing public sector bodies to use battery eggs and factory farmed pork and…

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News Section Icon Published 14/10/2009

Killing Fields: the battle to feed factory farms

A new investigation by the Ecologist and a coalition of pressure groups exposes the dark side of soy production for animal feed: deforestation, loss of biodiversity, depletion of natural resources and destruction of local communities.

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News Section Icon Published 09/10/2009

Animal welfare council undermines beak trimming ban

The Government's own advisory body on animal welfare has undermined a ban on hen beak trimming.

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News Section Icon Published 08/10/2009


Following this week's Food Standards Agency (FSA) findings that two thirds of uncooked chicken on sale in supermarkets and butchers were infected with the food bug Campylobacter, public concern is understandable.

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News Section Icon Published 06/10/2009


Otoz Animal is a leading Polish animal welfare organisation. Together with Straż dla Zwierząt they visited a dairy farm in Janowice in Northern Poland and discovered cows that were underfed, exhausted, and suffered from poor welfare conditions.

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News Section Icon Published 01/10/2009

RSPCA increases outdoor stocking for laying hens

In a bid to meet the rising demand for British free-range eggs, RSPCA Freedom Food has announced an increase in the maximum outdoor stocking density of free-range laying hens.

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News Section Icon Published 01/10/2009

Government ignore animal welfare in future of farming vision

Defra is in the process of developing a vision and strategic objectives for the future of our food system. This is clearly a crucial piece of work which is likely to shape government food policy for years to come.

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