Juergen Voegele, director of the agriculture and environmental services department of the World Bank: “We need a future model of food security that enables production systems to be carbon-neutral.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Agriculture will account for 70 per cent of global carbon emissions by 2050 compared with 25 per cent now, if global food production maintains a “busi(...)

Testing times: the Ikea shop in  Dublin  removed meatballs from its menu temporarily. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

This year got off to a galloping start for the food industry when it emerged that horse meat was being added to beef burgers and ready meals.Twitter l(...)

“Ireland is one of the very few areas in Europe where farmers can produce over nine tonnes of grass dry matter per hectare per annum,” said Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney.

Legislation for the long-awaited code of practice for the retail sector will be introduced “within weeks”, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney told(...)

The horse meat crisis has led the world’s largest food manufacturer Nestle to test for the presence of meat such as kangaroo and dog. Photograph: Michaela Rehle /Reuters

The horse meat crisis has led the world’s largest food manufacturer Nestle to test for the presence of meat such as kangaroo and dog, head of food saf(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food	,Simon Coveney. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

ALISON HEALY, Food and Farming Correspondent in WaterfordThe horse meat crisis has enhanced Ireland’s reputation as a quality food producer and many n(...)