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Removing animals from ag

When discussions turn toward reducing agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions, less livestock and moving toward a plant-based diet is the common wisdom. However, perhaps eliminating livestock altogether – as…

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Long road to meat-free future

Dutch banker Rabobank and US-based CoBank have both released reports examining the future for alternative proteins. While acknowledging that alternative proteins such as the Impossible Burger and Beyond…

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Running dry

The four million people in Cape Town may soon have to line up to get their daily 25 litre ration of water as one of the most affluent…

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Veganuary versus Februdairy

I’m guessing many readers didn’t participate in or perhaps have even heard of Veganuary! It’s a mostly UK phenomenon, a pledge to go vegan for the month of January….

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Telling it like it might be

Australian dairy farmers are at the very end of a value chain that stretches around the world and back again. While more and more of the industry’s milk…

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Is it the end of the road for co-ops?

The well-publicised downfall of Murray Goulburn (MG) – the Australian dairy industry’s largest cooperative has been well documented. The recent announcement of an impending sale to Canada’s Saputo…

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Swimming upstream

The Tasmanian salmon industry has enjoyed an enviable reputation as an innovative, sustainable producer of one of the world’s healthiest forms of protein. The industry is valued at…

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Craft sell-out

Australian craft breweries generate an estimated $500m in yearly revenue and sales are growing 10% every year.  The rise of small, quirky, independent breweries producing flavoursome brews is…

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Butter proves slippery

There have been a number of articles analysing the butter crisis that have surfaced lately, and it’s amazing how incredibly wrong many of them have been. While dairy…

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