Food Production

Farmland: Climate-change policies shouldn’t reduce food supply in Europe

Farmland: Climate-change policies shouldn’t reduce food supply in Europe

Climate-change policies should not lead to a reduction in food supply in Europe, and a change of mindset around such...

March 15, 2022

Gene editing – a ‘precision breeding’ technique agri-committee hears

Gene editing – a ‘precision breeding’ technique agri-committee hears

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine convened this evening (Wednesday, March 9) for a lengthy discussion...

March 9, 2022

Food production needs to be seen as a ‘public good’ – UFU

Food production needs to be seen as a ‘public good’ – UFU

Production agriculture must be seen as an industry delivering a key public good, according to Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president,...

January 28, 2022

40% food and drink production is by Irish-owned firms

40% food and drink production is by Irish-owned firms

Close to 40% of food and drink production in Ireland – valued at more than €25 billion – is by...

November 11, 2021

Food trade shows ‘resilience in the face of Covid’ as job prospects remain

Food trade shows ‘resilience in the face of Covid’ as job prospects remain

Food production and trade is showing “resilience in the face of Covid-19” as job prospects in the sector fell by...

July 17, 2020

‘Hypocrisy’: ICSA calls out EAT Lancet funders following airline takeover

‘Hypocrisy’: ICSA calls out EAT Lancet funders following airline takeover

Reports that Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia has been bought by a consortium led by Petter Stordalen “exposes complete hypocrisy and...

November 4, 2019

‘Europe can comfortably and sustainably supply all the ethanol that it needs’

‘Europe can comfortably and sustainably supply all the ethanol that it needs’

The production of fuel ethanol in Europe is sustainable and uses a small amount of land. It does not cause...

July 18, 2019

‘Becoming a world-class leader in the battle to produce climate-friendly food’

‘Becoming a world-class leader in the battle to produce climate-friendly food’

Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture – and MEP candidate – Andrew Doyle has indicated this week that...

May 21, 2019

Beef-bashing report recommendations ‘overly simplistic’

Beef-bashing report recommendations ‘overly simplistic’

Today’s report does not acknowledge the important regional differences in terms of impact on food products, according to Bord Bia,...

January 17, 2019

New report ‘dangerous for the future health of our people’

New report ‘dangerous for the future health of our people’

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has said that a new report into sustainable food systems is “dangerous for the future health...

January 17, 2019

MII rejects ‘counterproductive’ scientific food report

MII rejects ‘counterproductive’ scientific food report

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has come out swinging in response to the publication of a controversial scientific report outlining what...

January 17, 2019

‘Climate change will affect every aspect of food production’

‘Climate change will affect every aspect of food production’

Climate change will affect every aspect of food production in the future, according to a report from the Food and Agriculture...

February 23, 2017

‘The future of food production needs to focus on the consumer’

‘The future of food production needs to focus on the consumer’

The future of food production needs to focus on the needs of the consumer, according to Alltech’s Prof. Aidan Connolly....

September 18, 2016

South American food production to increase by 40% – But what does it mean for Europe?

South American food production to increase by 40% – But what does it mean for Europe?

Food production in South America is set to increase by 40% in the coming years to meet the demands of...

September 9, 2016