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  • GM chickens: a solution for bird flu?

    Genetically modified (GM) chickens could help stop transmission of bird flu, which first emerged in 1996 in China and has since killed or caused the culling of millions of chickens worldwide. Since making a jump to humans in 1997, bird flu has also killed over 300 people. It remains one of the diseases with a potential to cause a pandemic and is a major drawback for the poultry industry, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • BioLargo Opportunities in the Petroleum Industry- Sets Stage for Major Advancement - Contaminated Water Soutions

    BioLargo Opportunities in the Petroleum Industry- Sets Stage for Major Advancement.  We have been working for some time now in the equine & livestock industries featuring our (www.odornomore.com) products and working with BioLargo technology in stalls, barns, feed lots, chicken coups and, yes, even treating pig manure. We deliver unmatched, superior performance and customer value in odor ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Harper Government Strengthens Canadian Poultry Research

    Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $4 million to the Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC) to further strengthen the poultry industry’s role within the Canadian agri-food sector. The research will focus on helping the poultry processing industry remain competitive, while addressing consumer concerns about poultry welfare and environmental preservation. This ...

  • New Poultry Nutrition Studies Presented at JRA

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition was pleased to contribute to the 11th Poultry Research Days (“Journées de la Recherche Avicole et Palmipèdes à Foie Gras”), in Tours, France, as a sponsor and scientific contributor. This biennial poultry congress was the opportunity to showcase our latest research in poultry nutrition and probiotics applications through a poster and ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Positive Results for Soybean Meal from the Afghan Poultry Feeding Trials

    The American Soybean Association’s World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (ASA/WISHH) program’s Soybeans for Agricultural Renewal in Afghanistan Initiative (SARAI) project is a soybean value-chain from production to consumption. An important and growing customer in the soy value chain is the Afghan poultry industry, which is going through a rapid growth stage.  SARAI is funded ...

  • Improving Soil for Better Lawns and Gardens

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in West Virginia are finding ways to improve soil on degraded land so it can be used for sports fields and other uses. Researchers with USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) at the agency's Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center (AFSRC) in Beaver, W.Va., are developing constructed or replacement subsoils and topsoils to build better and ...

  • John West owners joins ghost gear fight

    THE Thai  Union Group,  one of the world’s largest seafood companies, has joined forces with the Global Ghost Gear Initiative  in a drive to reduce the growing problem of abandoned and discarded fishing gear  worldwide. The  global ghost initiative (GGGI)  is an alliance founded by World Animal Protection, dedicated to tackling the problem of ghost fishing gear ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Salmon farmers separate fact from fiction

    SCOTLAND’S salmon farmers have produced a booklet of facts about their industry, aimed at addressing misperceptions and correcting often inaccurate coverage in the press. The publication, ‘Reported Versus Reality: A Pocket Guide to Scottish Salmon Farming’, has been sent to MSPs, Scottish MPs and local councillors, as well as to other stakeholders, including regulators, ...


    By FISHupdate

  • FAO calls for US$23 million to step-up farming in Haiti

    FAO has called for US$23 million from international donors for agriculture in Haiti as part of the United Nations US$562 million appeal for that country following the devastating earthquake. The money is needed to support to food production in fields and backyards, not just in and around the area hit but in rural areas not directly affected but which will nevertheless feel the aftershocks of the ...

  • EPA Collaborates with Farmers on the First Nationwide Study of Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations

    Washington, D.C. - EPA today announced the beginning of the first-ever nationwide study of air emissions from poultry, dairy and swine animal feeding operations (AFOs). 'Farmers are not only the stewards of the land, they are vital partners in the Bush Administration's efforts to accelerate the pace of environmental progress, while growing our nation's economy,' said EPA Administrator Stephen L. ...

  • Engineered salmon may be a tough sell

    Don't expect to find genetically modified salmon - or any other engineered fish or meat - on store shelves anytime soon. The Obama administration has stalled for more than four years on deciding whether to approve a fast-growing salmon that would be the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption. During that time, opponents of the technology have taken advantage of ...


    By Associated Press

  • When is a cow like a car?

    Martin Barrow, Head of Footprinting at the Carbon Trust discusses the need for the meat industry to take action on carbon emissions. When is a cow like a car? It may sound like a joke, but the answer could be serious for meat producers. Red meat is suffering from a wave of bad press. Shoppers' confidence in beef products has been knocked by the horsemeat scandal which has also increased ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • From genetically modified eucalyptus trees to water powered cars, The Katerva challenge to shine spotlight on sustainability innovation

    The Global Challenge Institute today announced that the Katerva Challenge has begun identifying the most ingenious sustainability initiatives worldwide for its annual award, with the goal of shining a spotlight on those innovative processes by which we make the world sustainable by 2050. Companies being identified include one organization that works to design mile wide turbines capable of ...

  • Fish farming finds its way to land-locked Midwest

     The latest of five generations who have worked the same ground in northeastern Nebraska, 52-year-old Scott Garwood, isn't growing corn or cattle - it's fish. Specifically, thousands of an Australian freshwater species called barramundi - often dubbed Asian sea bass because of its similar sweet, white flaky flesh - in large tanks inside a warehouse. With global consumption of seafood ...


    By Associated Press

  • Newly Disclosed Documents Show FDA Allows Livestock Antibiotics Use Despite “High Risk” to Humans`

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly allowed 30 potentially harmful antibiotics, including 18 rated as "high risk," to remain on the market as additives in farm animal feed and water – despite an internal review that raised significant red flags, according to agency records obtained by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The data show the use of these drugs in livestock ...

  • As seas rise, saltwater plants offer hope farms will survive

    On a sun-scorched wasteland near India's southern tip, an unlikely garden filled with spiky shrubs and spindly greens is growing, seemingly against all odds. The plants are living on saltwater, coping with drought and possibly offering viable farming alternatives for a future in which rising seas have inundated countless coastal farmlands. Sea rise, one of the consequences of climate change, now ...


    By Associated Press

  • Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says. Compared with the other animal proteins, beef produces five times more heat-trapping gases per calorie, puts out six times as much water-polluting nitrogen, takes 11 times more water for irrigation and uses 28 times the land, according to the study ...


    By Associated Press

  • Eye on Earth: 2008 in review

    From promises of 'green jobs' on the U.S. campaign trail to record-setting global investments in renewable energy, the year was marked by an international mobilization to address the world's most daunting environmental challenges and forge a green economy. While the science is clear that the time to address catastrophic climate change is now, a turbulent year - including food crises, natural ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Moving Up the Food Chain

    For most of the time that human beings have walked the earth, we lived as hunter-gatherers. The share of the human diet that came from hunting versus gathering varied with geographic location, hunting skills, and the season of the year. During the northern hemisphere winter, for instance, when there was little food to gather, people there depended heavily on hunting for survival. Our long history ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Fighting for farmworkers’ rights: an interview with baldemar velasquez

    Incensed by the injustices suffered by his family and other farmworkers, Baldemar Velasquez founded the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) in 1967. FLOC works to give migrant farmworkers across the United States a voice by including them in decision-making processes on conditions that affect their lives. What is your background, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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