Ban Brazilian beef

Shadowy pressure group Fairness for Farmers in Europe has written to EU consumer protection commissioner Markos Kyprianou calling for an immediate ban on Brazilian beef.

Beef exports rise

Beef exports will hit 30,000t before the end of this month, says the MLC. Exports were back up to 700t a week and should hit the year's target after only seven months.

Farmers heeded

Brussels plans to cut disease compensation in the event of a major outbreak to only 75% of an animal's value have been dropped after widespread opposition from EU farmers. They were being pushed through as part of a change to state aid rules.