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China's Food Self-sufficiency Policy
It is unlikely China will be able to maintain self-sufficiency on all major agrifood commodities, according to Matthew Hyde and Faraz Syed in the latest Agricultural Commodities quarterly report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource...
Drivers for Animal Welfare Policies in Africa
A new study from Lesotho calls for improved understanding of animal welfare in African countries or there could be deleterious effects in future on economic growth as well as national and international trade....
Proposed Changes to National Organic Program Will Have Limited Economic Effects
The estimated benefits associated with the proposed changes in organic broiler production in the US are likely to cover the additional costs, North Carolina State University researchers have calculated....
Government Interference in Poultry Disease Eradication: Avian Flu in Mexico
Low-pathogenic avian flu in Mexico represents a direct cost to the local poultry industry of US$246 million annually over the last 18 years, or a cumulative $4.4 billion, according to Armando Mirandé, DVM, MPVM, MAM, ACPV. He outlines how these costs...
Disaster Relief: Care for Pets, Livestock, Poultry and Crops in a Radiological Emergency
Advice on what to do to care for farm animals, pets and crops in case of an escape of radioactivity or nuclear emergency from Dr Brigid Elchos, Agroterrorism Coordinator and State Public Health Veterinarian with Mississippi Board of Animal Health....
USDA's Poultry Inspection Proposal: Separating Myth from Fact
The National Chicken Council offers the following fact sheet regarding USDA’s Proposed Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection Rule. ...
EPA Issues New Guidelines for Water Reuse
A regulatory update by John Pierson, published in 'Poultry Tech'....
Does Adding Routine Antibiotics to Animal Feed Pose a Serious Risk to Human Health?
As fears rise over resistance, some countries have banned the routine use of antibiotics in animal feed. Two professionals with opposing views state their case in a recently published article....
Balancing Food Security and Environmental Quality in China
In many ways, the evolution of Chinese agriculture over the past 40 years is a remarkable success story. Spurred by investments in research and government subsidies for fertilizers and other farm technologies, China now feeds 22 per cent of the world's...
Meat Industry Brings Education Sessions to IPPE
With the American Meat Institute joining forces with US Poultry and Egg Association (USPoultry) and the American Feed Industry Association to stage its meat processing event alongside the poultry exposition, the AMI has also taken the opportunity to stage...
Current Antimicrobial Use and Resistance Issues in the European Union: Reality and Resolution
The European Commission has put forward a 12-point programme aimed to reduce the use of antibiotics in veterinary medicine. Dr David Burch of Octagon Services in the UK explained the background and likely developments in a paper he presented as The 'Dr...
AVEC Annual Report 2012: Trade Negotiations 2011-2012
Two events in the EU early in 2012 focussed the attention of the poultry industry on trade: the lifting of the ban on imports of fresh poultry meat from Thailand, and the publication of the decision of the European Council on the agreement between EU...
AVEC Annual Report 2012: Marketing Standards - Labelling of Poultrymeat
UN-ECE Standards, food information to consumers (including country-of-origin labelling) and the proposal for eco-labels on foods are among the topics on labelling addressed in the 2012 annual report from AVEC, the Association of Poultry Processors and...
AVEC Annual Report 2012: Food and Feed Safety
Progress on the implementation of the Salmonella standards, campylobacteriosis, Mechanically Separated Meat (MSM), Processed Animal Proteins (PAPs) and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is described Annual Report 2012 of AVEC, the Association of Poultry...
New Study Maps Hotspots of Human-animal Infectious Diseases and Emerging Disease Outbreaks
A new global study mapping human-animal diseases like tuberculosis (TB) and Rift Valley fever finds that an "unlucky" 13 zoonoses are responsible for 2.4 billion cases of human illness and 2.2 million deaths per year. The vast majority occur in low- and...
 
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