Investor Knowledge Hub

Discover essential farming and agricultural information for  investors, including key terms and the financial impact of past food production scandals.

Key Terms

We have compiled the need to know terms to help take the jargon out of the animal agriculture industry. Take a look at our detailed explanations.

Key Terms

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the globally agreed blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The…

17th Sep 2019 | faaziadam

Key Terms

More than 70% of the world’s meat comes from factory farms, but investors not aware of hidden risks. There are a number of environmental…

16th Aug 2019 | faaziadam

Key Terms

The global animal agriculture industry faces mounting pressure over intensive farming practices, with growing scientific evidence suggesting a strong link between current practice and…

12th Nov 2019 | faaziadam

Intensive Farming Pollution

Intensive farming pollution is at the root of the problem generating dangerously high levels of marine, land and air pollution that threaten local ecosystems and the sustainability of the global food system.

Intensive Farming Pollution

Intensive farming has widespread negative consequences on the marine ecosystem and water supply. Runoff from barnyards and feedlots can carry manure into our water…

10th May 2019 | faaziadam

Intensive Farming Pollution

During digestion, cattle emit methane, which has a major impact on greenhouse gas emissions. The negative effect of methane on the environment has been…

10th May 2019 | faaziadam

Food Scandals

The intensive farming industry has suffered significant financial losses as a result of food scandals. These have caused dips in consumer confidence and in more serious cases, led to companies exiting certain markets or government investigations into corruption.

Food Scandals

The 2013 horse meat scandal that spread through parts of Europe delivered a financial blow to many food companies. The scandal emerged after Irish…

9th May 2019 | faaziadam

Food Scandals

The African Swine Fever outbreak in China and parts of Europe highlights the tremendous risks animal pandemics can pose to the intensive farming industry.

16th May 2019 | faaziadam

Food Scandals

The agricultural crisis caused by the foot and mouth outbreak in the UK in 2001 was of huge concern to the public and a…

9th May 2019 | faaziadam

Meat Production Risks

Information and resources for food and agriculture investors about the risks surrounding meat production and how these can be mitigated.

Dairy Production Risks

Information and resources for farming and agriculture investors about the risks surrounding dairy production and how this can be mitigated.


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