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Precision livestock farming: could it drive the livestock sector in the wrong direction?

A new Compassion paper delivered at a conference in 2017 explains why Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) could drive the livestock sector in the wrong direction.

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Paying the true costs of our meat, eggs and dairy

The bleak lives imposed on industrially farmed animals are justified by the assertion that this gives us cheap food. And indeed, industrially produced meat and milk are cheap at…

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Towards a healthy, sustainable, humane food and farming system

The harmful impacts of intensive animal agriculture on the environment, biodiversity, human health and food security are now well-known. Added to that is the suffering caused to…

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Sowing Fresh Seeds: Food, Farming and Animal Welfare post Brexit

As the UK will no longer be tied into the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, Brexit gives us the opportunity to think about food and farming from scratch. Compassion in World…

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Making sense of CETA

CETA: An analysis of the final text of the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

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Case studies for humane and sustainable farming

Case studies showing how inspirational farmers run commercial enterprises using more humane and sustainable methods:

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Selling Off the Farm

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a free trade agreement being negotiated between the European Union and the United States.

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A Way Forward for Crisis-Hit EU Dairy and Pig Sectors

The EU pig and dairy sectors are being engulfed by a crisis of overproduction and falling prices. Agriculture Ministers are looking to help farmers with intervention measures to…

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Cheap Food Costs Dear

Compassion in World Farming’s new report examines the massive costs that arise from industrial livestock production’s damaging impact on human health, natural resources and animal…

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The Twin Myths of Efficiency and Necessity

It is widely assumed that food production must increase by 70% to feed the growing world population and accordingly that further industrialisation of livestock production is…

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