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Monday 10th December 2018.
Ryan Johnson - ThePoultrySite Editor

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Editor’s weekly pick

Cell mates – why lab-grown meat might be the future of poultry consumption

For the last three decades, the search for meat substitutes has been a focus of food scientists around the world. Some, such as tofu and seitan, have been around for centuries. But the next big substitute for meat may be meat itself.

The idea to grow cells in a lab isn’t new. Experiments growing cells and tissues began more than a century ago. In the 1940s and ’50s, growing viruses in cell cultures allowed them to be mass produced for vaccines. It’s a technique that’s used in human medicine to study both diseases and potential cures. Human organs for use in transplant patients may not be far off.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Nutriad 2018 mycotoxin survey in France: High levels of deoxynivalenol identified
In the last 30 years it has become clearer that commonly occurring fungi growing in foods and feeds may produce toxins, known as mycotoxins. These toxins have been responsible for major epidemics in man and animals in the past.

Nutriad Great Britain and Ireland 2018 mycotoxin survey in wheat
The presence of mycotoxins in feed and foodstuffs is an important concern for human and animal health. Aspergillus, Fusarium and Claviceps species of fungi are ubiquitous in nature and under ideal conditions, often infect crops and forages in the field, during storage, shipment and processing.

NutriAd Poland 2018: Survey of mycotoxins in wheat
Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites produced by microfungi that are capable of causing disease and death in humans and other animals.

Cell mates – why lab-grown meat might be the future of poultry consumption
For the last three decades, the search for meat substitutes has been a focus of food scientists around the world. Some, such as tofu and seitan, have been around for centuries. But the next big substitute for meat may be meat itself

Measuring up: methionine sources
Methionine is an essential amino acid in animal nutrition. Last year’s global methionine market experienced strong demand growth of 6 percent, despite supply disruptions.

Data capture and genetic progress in feed conversion
Today’s broiler shows a marked improvement over the broiler of the middle of the last century, but it is still a relatively inefficient converter of feed into meat.

Company News

OX Days in Egypt: sharing incubation knowledge and experiences
The Petersime Operational Excellence Days are booming! Another edition of our event for sharing information, knowledge and experiences about incubation took place in Egypt in October.
E.coli: Fewer antibiotics means more biosecurity
The threat of E.coli infection in poultry farms has never been far away. It continues to be one of the most important sources of economic and welfare problems in poultry production.
Zoetis presents biodevices and automation solutions at Poultry India exhibition in Hyderabad
Zoetis teams presented the Embrex Biodevice, from November 28 to November 30, at the Poultry India Exhibition in Hyderabad, India.
DIP CMI prefers Petersime and sees the future with great optimism
Around the time Ira and Ray Petersime built their first electrical incubators, Don Juan Bautista Gutierrez, founder of Corporación Multi Inversiones (CMI), started a corner shop in San Cristóbal, Totonicapan, a small town in the west of Guatemala. What started in the 1920’s as a small shop, turned out to be one of the most important business groups in Latin America. Today it is a multinational family corporation with an important presence worldwide.

Global Poultry Industry News

   United States

Fire kills over 50,000 chickens at Illinois egg facility
USPOULTRY releases seventh video in series highlighting poultry, egg farm environmental stewardship
Chicken Council's new website shares info on how broilers are raised, produced in US
New food purchasing programme in DC schools to improve animal welfare
Inaugural Latin American Poultry Summit to focus on broiler, layer production and processing
USPOULTRY offers technical reference guide for NPIS carcass sorter training
Poultry Market Intelligence Forum to examine industry forecasts, trends for 2019


Carrefour launches promotion zones for cage-free eggs


Egg, poultry prices may double in Almaty region


Research enables food sector to reuse water to wash chicken feet


Puma Energy partners with Chicken Hut

   United Kingdom

British Poultry Council launches Vision 2019 initiative
Treated imports could change shoppers' minds on meat
New UK powers which could open door to ban on live exports welcomed by RSPCA
BFREPA responds to Defra avian influenza announcement

   Russian Federation

Cherkizovo Group completes acquisition of Altaisky Broiler


Growing pile of human, animal waste harbors threats, opportunities
Maple Leaf joins global CEOs to urge greater action on climate change
Tyson Foods completes acquisition of Keystone Foods
Interview with the author: "Animal Welfare Science, Husbandry and Ethics"
Conventional cages excluded from draft global standard by World Animal Health Organisation


Indian poultry exports to get boost with ban on growth drugs
App to help poultry farmers grow business with intelligent data


China likely to resume US soy deals, but action on tariffs uncertain, USDA chief

   European Union

Let's tie EU farm grants to better treatment of poultry and livestock


Iran reports H5N8 bird flu in backyard poultry, OIE


Cargill expands global poultry business in Colombia

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