Origin Green

McConalogue: Origin Green ‘really important’ for getting into markets

McConalogue: Origin Green ‘really important’ for getting into markets

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has said that the Origin Green programme devised by Bord Bia...

February 16, 2022

Bord Bia to ‘revamp’ farm standards over next two years

Bord Bia to ‘revamp’ farm standards over next two years

Bord Bia has confirmed that it is to overhaul its farm standards over the next two years. During the food...

January 14, 2022

Origin Green members record emissions reductions

Origin Green members record emissions reductions

Origin Green members are “continuing to make progress” across a range of sustainability initiatives. The Origin Green Progress Update Report...

September 24, 2021

1 in 4 global beef consumers ‘willing to pay a premium for grass-fed’

1 in 4 global beef consumers ‘willing to pay a premium for grass-fed’

Almost one in four beef consumers globally “say they are willing to pay a premium for grass-fed beef”. “In fact,...

September 2, 2021

Increased focus on biodiversity targets for Origin Green companies

Increased focus on biodiversity targets for Origin Green companies

Over 300 Origin Green companies will be supported in developing measurable biodiversity strategies for their businesses as Bord Bia announces...

July 22, 2021

Farmers to Market outlines sustainability goals under Origin Green

Farmers to Market outlines sustainability goals under Origin Green

Cavan free-range chicken producer Farmers to Market have received double verification as a member of Bord Bia’s Origin Green programme....

July 20, 2021

Bord Bia clarifies the impact of its new Origin Green procedures on farming

Bord Bia clarifies the impact of its new Origin Green procedures on farming

Bord Bia has clarified the impact of its new plans for Origin Green on production agriculture, in response to an...

March 15, 2021

Changes to Origin Green will have a direct impact on production agriculture

Changes to Origin Green will have a direct impact on production agriculture

Changes announced today (Thursday, March 11) by Bord Bia to Origin Green will have a direct impact on all aspects...

March 11, 2021

Origin Green and food industry chart course to net zero emissions

Origin Green and food industry chart course to net zero emissions

Origin Green, Ireland’s national food and drink sustainability programme, has published new procedures and guidelines that put carbon emission targets...

March 11, 2021

Bord Bia to roll out number of new schemes ‘as result of changing market demands’

Bord Bia to roll out number of new schemes ‘as result of changing market demands’

Bord Bia will be introducing a number of new schemes as part of developments taking place “as a result of...

January 15, 2021

Brexit – dare we look to the dark side?

Brexit – dare we look to the dark side?

Thankfully, the news coming out of Brussels seems to have lifted significantly as the UK and EU negotiators strive to...

December 16, 2020

Bord Bia campaign to showcase environmentally-friendly farmers

Bord Bia campaign to showcase environmentally-friendly farmers

Bord Bia is launching a new consumer campaign to showcase farmers and growers who are taking action to help the...

November 16, 2020

Letter to the editor: ‘Origin Green needs to be put out to grass’

Letter to the editor: ‘Origin Green needs to be put out to grass’

As the evidence accumulates of the growing negative environmental impacts of Irish ruminant-based agricultural intensification, it is now time for...

October 7, 2020

Dr. Paddy Wall: Irish farming needs to avoid becoming ‘Origin Brown’

Dr. Paddy Wall: Irish farming needs to avoid becoming ‘Origin Brown’

The Irish agricultural sector needs to mind its “clean and green” image – and build on its family farm and...

March 3, 2020

Bord Bia appoints Ryan as director of Origin Green

Bord Bia appoints Ryan as director of Origin Green

Bord Bia has appointed Deirdre Ryan to the role of director of the Origin Green and Quality Assurance programmes. The...

February 28, 2020

Beef Plan calls for Origin Green to be ‘put on hold’ pending review

Beef Plan calls for Origin Green to be ‘put on hold’ pending review

A “root and branch” review of the Origin Green programme run by Bord Bia has been called for by the...

September 6, 2019

Poll: Do you care what ‘Irish’ whiskey or beer is made from?

Poll: Do you care what ‘Irish’ whiskey or beer is made from?

The on-going drama of malting barley price raised the old issue this week – do ‘Irish’ drinks need to be...

February 10, 2019

Bord Bia sustainability programme Origin Green under review

Bord Bia sustainability programme Origin Green under review

Bord Bia is reviewing its sustainable production programme Origin Green, according to Joe Burke, senior manager for meat and livestock...

December 3, 2018