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Welcome to the Spring Edition
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Looking to the Future for Irish Meat Exports
How Ireland’s Food & Drink Industry is Tackling Food Waste
Oysters in Ireland
The Resurgence of Irish Cream Liqueur
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Looking to the Future for Irish Meat Exports
by William McGrath

Sustainable meat production is one of the key pillars of the Irish Food industry. Bord Bia in conjunction with Irish food and drink producers have upheld the natural position of Irish food and drink and have shared this message to the four corners of the globe. Our grass-based farming methods have strong health and animal welfare credentials and these are continually being developed and enhanced.

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How Ireland’s Food & Drink Industry is Tackling Food Waste
by Michael Kenneally

Tackling food waste has been a core pillar of Origin Green from the outset. For the agri-food sector, collaboration with the programme is designed to ensure agri-food producers give high priority to food-waste prevention throughout the food chain via dedicated sustainability targets.

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Oysters in Ireland
by Michael Kenneally

The Irish climate is ideal for the farming of oysters, with its clean air, Atlantic exposure and cold water. One of the main features of the sector is its eco-sustainability, in that it has a low carbon footprint. All these aspects are helping Irish oyster farmers differentiate their products from their European and global counterparts. The many nutritional benefits of oysters include high levels of zinc and protein, while they are low in fat.

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The Resurgence of Irish Cream Liqueur
by Mark O'Loughlin

Over the past number of years the global demand for premium Irish alcoholic brands has continued to drive export growth in Irish beverages. Irish exports in this sector grew 8% in 2017 reaching €1.5 billion. At the forefront of this growth is the increasing demand for Irish whiskey which grew by almost 20% in 2017 reaching close to €600 million. Irish cream liqueurs however, had a notable year, growing by 10% to over €300 million in 2017.

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