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Parliament to debate religious slaughter - MeatInfo

31, October 2014

A debate on religious slaughter is to be held in parliament next week, following an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) report.

The Debate over Halal Slaughter Continues | MUNCHIES

31, October 2014

Halal or not: that is the question. Last week, the founder of Midamar Corporation, a halal beef producer based in Cedar Rapids, IA, was indicted on 19 felony counts for allegedly scheming to export non-halal meat to Indonesia and Malaysia. The two countries both have a Muslim majority—Indonesia has the largest Muslim population of any country in the world—and both follow strict import policies to ensure that any meat that crosses their borders was slaughtered under halal guidelines. Midamar founder Bill Aossey Jr. has been accused of processing the southeast Asian-bound beef in a Minnesota plant that didn’t meet the countries’ standards, then changing package labels and fabricating documents to make the meat acceptable to importers. If he’s convicted on all these charges, Aossey faces 246 years in federal prison and fines of $4.75 million.

Plymouth University food scheme will help vulnerable city people | Plymouth Herald

31, October 2014

A NEW partnership involving Plymouth University’s catering services is set to provide food to some of the most vulnerable sections of the community.

BBC News - Six Mile Water fish kill: Almost 1,000 fish confirmed dead in 'major' pollution incident

31, October 2014

Almost 1,000 fish have been confirmed dead in a water pollution incident in County Antrim and investigators have declared it as a "major fish kill".

British food winning over the French | World news | The Guardian

31, October 2014

Shorter lunch breaks mean young French people are aping Britons with Pret A Manger and Marks & Spencer filling the gap

Cow-less milk is grown in the lab to taste exactly like the real thing - Mirror Online

31, October 2014

Muufri - pronounced 'moo-free' - is a humane and sustainable milk developed in the laboratory without the need for dairy cows

Meat Has Seasons, Just Like Produce. And Here's How Factory Farming Has Messed With That.

31, October 2014

By now most of us are in tune with the idea of eating seasonal produce. Tomatoes are best late in the summer, apples are tastiest in the fall. Even if you don't practice it, most people have at least heard of the principle. But what about meat? A trip to the supermarket tells us that beef, pork, chicken and turkey are available any time. The thing is though, meat also has seasons -- it's the reason we eat turkey for Thanksgiving and ham for Easter -- but our current food system is incredibly removed from it.

How insects could feed the world | Emily Anthes | News | The Guardian

30, October 2014

Is eating bugs the solution to feeding the world’s growing population of human beings and livestock? Emily Anthes chews on locusts, beetles, mealworms and more as she tries to find out

Genetically modified crops are the future and must not be blocked, say scientists - Telegraph

30, October 2014

The widespread cultivation of genetically modified crops is the only way to feed the world and governments must stop blocking trials, a consortium of Europe’s most well-renowned plant scientists have claimed.

Strict biosecurity will help prevent porcine epidemic diarrhoea | News | Farmers Guardian

30, October 2014

STRICT biosecurity is the most effective measure to prevent the introduction and spread of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED), according to a new technical information sheet issued by the World Organisation for Animal Health.