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The Netherlands ships millions of live animals to the other side of the world every year.
The Netherlands is the largest animal trader in the world
17 February 2020
Kentucky fried plant-based chicken is coming to a KFC in Atlanta this week.
KFC will start testing Beyond Meat fried chicken
11 February 2020
Experts say wildlife sold for human consumption raises risk of new epidemics.
Calls for global ban on wild animal markets amid coronavirus outbreak
6 February 2020
The European Commission has started sketching the new EU-wide food labelling scheme, expected to be proposed in the context of the new Farm to Fork Strategy (F2F), but the debate over what kind of information to provide to consumers has just started.
Commission bemused by consumer information conundrum
6 February 2020
On December 4, Open Cages and 19 other animal organizations from all over Europe, belonging to the Open Wing Alliance, are launching a petition and a campaign directed to this restaurant chain.
Global campaign urges Subway to improve the welfare of broilers
3 December 2019
As meatless burgers have landed at Burger King and Carl’s Jr., dozens of start-ups are racing to be the first to sell beef grown in a lab.
Israeli lab-grown meat start-up Future Meat raises $14 million to build production plant
10 October 2019
Flexitis, a diet consisting in reducing the consumption of animal proteins, concerns more and more French people.
35.4% of French households observe a flexitarian diet
2 October 2019
Food technology company Ochakov Food Ingredients Plant produced the country’s first cultured meat, a 40-gram cutlet grown from animal cells without the need to slaughter animals.
Russia produces its first lab-grown “meatloaf”
29 September 2019
We have a look at how companies are responding to the rise in veganism and explain how investors and traders can capitalise as people around the world begin to reduce their meat intake and consume more plant-based alternatives.
How to invest in veganism
19 September 2019
Finland-based food business Fazer Group has teamed up with Solar Foods, which claims to have developed a cost-effective, carbon-neutral protein.
Fazer Group teams up with developers of carbon-neutral protein; aiming for regulatory approval by 2021
17 September 2019
Communication from the Israeli start-up Aleph Farms is well established. It is the first player in the sector to have developed a cell-based steak and this attracts the curious.
How soon could cultured meat be on the European market? A producer says four years
10 September 2019
The Netherlands can solve its nitrogen crisis by halving the size of the nation’s livestock herd, according to MPs from the Liberal democratic party D66.
Slash livestock numbers by 50% to solve nitrogen problem, says D66 Dutch Party
9 September 2019