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Global Conference Advances Beef Sustainability

October 14, 2016 

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.

Launch of the National Beef Sustainability Assessment and Strategy on October 5 in Banff

September 30, 2016

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.

Advancing Zero Deforestation Beef Production to be part of Global Beef Sustainability Conference

August 31, 2016  

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.

Global Conference on Sustainable Beef Keynote Speaker Announced

June 13, 2016  

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. 

Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Approves Five-Year Strategic Plan

May 17, 2016  

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 Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Launches Public Consultation On Sustainability Indicators for Beef Operations

February 9, 2016  Press Release

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is seeking the public’s comments on the first draft of its sustainability “indicators” for beef operations. The indicators are part of the verified sustainable beef framework the organization is developing, and reflect what will be measured in terms of sustainability on individual operations.

Consumer Reports’ Food Safety and Sustainability Center’s Beef Report Incorrectly Defines Sustainable Beef

August 27, 2015   

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:





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