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Emerging from the Shadow of Climate Change
The global livestock industry is casting a long shadow in the way the industry is adding to climate change, writes TheMeatSite senior editor Chris Harris. ...
EU's Measures for Safe Meat Production
The European Union has a comprehensive system of legislation to assure the safe production of meat, writes TheMeatSite senior editor Chris Harris....
Residue Testing Shows Low Positive Level
In 2009, just 0.3 per cent of samples from Irish animals and products were positive for residues according to the the National Residue Control Plan for 2009....
US Poultry Outlook Report - July 2010
Broiler production continues to expand at a moderate pace in the US but turkey production so far this year is below that of 2009, according to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) July 2010 Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook....
Five Year Plan for Chinese Meat Industry
The 12th five year plan for the Chinese meat sector is set to change the industry into a modern, streamlined, safe and efficient machine, ready to take its part in the 21st century global market, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
Reducing Salt in Ready Meals
Today’s busy lifestyles leave little time to prepare meals from fresh ingredients, resulting in the popularity of ready prepared meals....
CDC Report Shows Success in Fighting E. coli O157:H7
The rate of a severe form of Escherichia coli diarrhea significantly decreased in 2009, reaching the lowest level since 2004, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
International Meat Review - 13 May 2010
Statistics Canada recently released Canada’s quarterly Hog Statistics report, according to the USDA International Meat Review for 13 May....
Re-Examining Agricultural Regulations in a Changing Climate
Reporting for TheMeatSite, Rachel Ralte provides an outline of agricultural necessities as presented by Dr Nina Fedoroff, Science & Technology Advisor to US Secretary of State and to the USAID Administrator, at the 86th annual USDA Agricultural Outlook...
Global Challenge of Food Security
Food security is one of the key global challenges today, writes, TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
China's Growth Influences Global Meat Sector
The growth in the Chinese economy and its gross domestic product could have a major impact in the meat industry worldwide, writes TheMeatSite senior editor, Chris Harris....
Russian Federation - Poultry and Products Semi-Annual 2010
For chicken meat production, USDA-Moscow holds its 2010 forecast steady at 1.975 million metric tons for production and pulls back imports to 750,000 metric tons. Its turkey forecasts are revised slightly downwards for production and strongly downwards...
China - Poultry and Products Semi-Annual 2010
China's broiler production will increase slightly in 2010, rising four per cent to more than 12.5 million metric tons, according to Michael Woolsey, Joshua Lagos and Jianping Zhang in the latest GAIN report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service....
Developing Nations Lead Way Out of Recession
The growth of biofuels and their importance on food prices will be one of the major factors as the world emerges from the effects of the banking crisis and recession, writes TheMeatSite editor Chris Harris....
Antimicrobial Usage and Bacterial Resistance in the UK: 2007
The amount of antimicrobials sold per tonne of live weight of animal slaughtered for food in the UK has fallen from 80g in 2004 to 60g in 2007. This is one of the findings in Overview of Antimicrobial Usage and Bacterial Resistance in Selected Human and...
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