The Coles chain in Australia has delivered on its customer commitment to improve animal welfare standards a year ahead of schedule by totally removing caged eggs and sow stall-produced pork from its Coles brand product range.
Minister of Primary Industries, David Carter, released the 2012 Layer Hen Code. Current cages, known as battery, must be phased out by 2022 only to be replaced by colony cages.
The new Animal Welfare Code for Layer Hens, announced yesterday by the Minister for Primary Industries, David Carter, has prompted an angry reaction from both sides of the hen welfare debate, with egg producers today threatening to take the issue to court. On the other side, the Green Party spokesperson on animal welfare Mojo Mathers has said the new code “entrenches loopholes” that avoid best welfare practise.
The latest dairy production statistics released by DairyNZ show the 2011-12 season was the most productive ever. 1.69 billion kilograms of milk solids were produced in the year ending May 2012, with total milk production at 19.1 billion litres, breaking through the 1000 litres per hectare barrier for the first time.
This year’s Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre events organised by Slow Food, with local and central Italian government organisations, will merge to create the largest global representation of the burgeoning authentic food phenomenon.
Green Party spokesperson on food and animal welfare matters Mojo Mathers has called on the local McDonald’s operation to match its US parent company and specify happy pig products in its outlets.
Californian food show Pebbel Beach Food & Wine has become the marker of fashion in the western United States.
London’s most famous butcher Jack O’Shea has been “let go” by the toff’s grocer, Selfridges, for under-the-table trading in foie gras.
Food journalist and sustainable farming advocate Michael Pollan says that the food industry is investing large amounts in fighting against regulations that may improve the safety and health standards of food in the United States.
Responding to accusations of “emotional decision making” on animal welfare matters by Minister of Agriculture David Carter, a keynote speaker at the SPCA hosted animal welfare conference held in Auckland last week declared,–
The American states of Florida, Iowa, Minnesota and New York have all introduced legislation to prevent animal welfare and health investigations of farms.
A new website is about to be launched using porn as a vehicle for the promotion of animal welfare.