OVERIJSSEL, Netherlands, March 23, 2017 – To better address consumer concerns, the beef sector is working on strategies to enhance the sustainability of all aspects of the beef supply chain. Among these strategies are (1) the development of science-based frameworks and indicators capable of measuring progress at all stages of beef production; (2) the engagement of different stakeholders along the beef supply chain at regional and global levels; and (3) the improvement of communication among stakeholders and transparency towards consumers.
BANFF, Alberta, October 14, 2016 – Advancing zero deforestation in beef production, assessing the overall sustainability of the beef value chain and connecting consumers and sustainability were just a few of the topics discussed at the 2016 Global Conference on Sustainable Beef (GCSB) held October 4–7 at the Fairmont Hotel in Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada. Nearly 225 beef value chain stakeholders from 15 countries around the world participated in seminars and moderated discussions focused on advocating for continuous improvement in the global beef value chain.
CALGARY, AB, Canada, September 30, 2016 The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) will release the results of the National Beef Sustainability Assessment and Strategy on October 5, 2016 at the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef in Banff, Alberta. Media are invited to attend the conference.
OVERIJSSEL, Netherlands, August 31, 2016 – The Global Conference on Sustainable Beef, to be held October 4-7 at the Fairmont Hotel in Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada, is featuring a dedicated breakout session focusing on work being done in South America to support forest conservation and sustainable beef production.
OVERIJSSEL, Netherlands, June 13, 2016 – Dr. David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College London, has been named Keynote Speaker for the 2016 Global Conference on Sustainable Beef. Dr. Hughes is a much sought-after speaker on a wide variety of global food industry topics, including retail and consumer trends. He also serves as a consultant to food and beverage companies worldwide to assist them in management training, strategy, and leadership level decision making.
OVERIJSSEL, Netherlands, May 16, 2016 – A five-year strategic plan was approved by a unanimous vote from the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Board of Directors at the GRSB Semi-Annual Board Meeting in Chicago, Illinois last month. The Strategic Plan for 2016 – 2021 was developed to ensure the success of the organization, providing a framework for prioritizing goals and objectives that will guide the work of the GRSB, its members, board and staff, in meeting various challenges and opportunities ahead.
The Beef Report released by Consumer Reports’ Food Safety and Sustainability Center investigated the safety of “conventional” and “sustainable” meat products. Cattle raised in “confined systems” represented “conventional” beef in the report, while “sustainable” beef was characterized by cattle raised in organic operations, or cattle that were fed grass-based diets.
The scientific validity and credibility of the report is being challenged by both scientific and industry communities. The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) would like to clarify: