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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...
Immigration Policy and its Possible Effects on US Agriculture
Changes being considered would affect the market for hired farm labour. Analysis by the Economic Research Service looks at the possible effects of a decrease in the supply of unauthorised labour in all sectors of the US economy – including agriculture...
'Meat Glue' Issue Involves Wide Misunderstanding
Products called 'meat glue' commonly are used to connect pieces of fresh meat to make more uniform, attractive servings. ...
UK Farm Sector Worth £5.69 billion
Total Income from farming is estimated to have risen by 25 per cent in real terms over the last year after adjusting for inflation, to £5.69 billion, according to Defra's Agriculture in the United Kingdom 2011 report. ...
A World of Decreasing Resources and Increasing Regulation
A White Paper based on information from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) on 26 to 29 March 2012 shows that a survey of America's young farmers and ranchers revealed that 97.2 per cent planned to farm and...
Food Safety Audits and Meat Plant Characteristics
Food contamination poses serious threats to human health as well as to the economic viability of meat and poultry plants....
Shoppers Favour Carbon Footprint Labels on Food
The majority of respondents to a UK survey would like to see labels explaining the carbon footprint of the food they buy, according to study for the European Commission. ...
Market Impact of EU Regulations on Group Housing of Sows
Updating an earlier report, the British Pig Executive (BPEX) forecasts that, following the partial ban on sow stalls in the EU from January 2013, pig production in the region is likely to fall by between five and 10 per cent and that processors and retailers...
Waste of Processed Product at Retail and Consumption Level
Roughly one-third of the edible parts of food produced for human consumption, gets lost or wasted globally, which is about 1.3 billion ton per year. Food is wasted throughout the food supply chain, from initial agricultural production down to final household...
Positive Indicators for the US Turkey Market
The US turkey market enjoyed another profitable year in 2011 and could extend its success into this year, according to Joel Brandenberger, president of the US National Turkey Federation. Senior editor, Jackie Linden, reports from the Turkey Science and...
Brazilian Rainforest Caught Between Biodiversity and Business
Brazil is exporting more and more agricultural produce: soya beans and beef in particular, but also corn, rice and sugar. Taken together, these exports represent half of Brazil’s total today, writes Gaëlle Courcoux from the Institut de Recherche pour...
Swine Epidemics Affect the Pork Market
Outbreaks of ‘blue ear’ disease (PRRS), foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), classical swine fever, pneumonia, Streptococcus suis, circovirus, parasites and erysipelas are common in China’s pig industry, according to Fred Gale, Daniel Marti and Dinghuan...
Report Shows Rise in Salmonella Antimicrobial Resistance
Salmonella antimicrobial resistance in chicken breasts samples is on the increase in 2010, according to the US National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) retail meat surveillance programme. ...
Bridging the US China Trade Gap
The growing US trade imbalance with China has been a major cause of concern for US policy makers, according to a study by Xiuzhi Wang, Edward A. Evans, and Fredy H. Ballen for the University of Florida....
Chinese Policies Attempt to Smooth the Cycle
Chinese officials use a variety of policy measures that are intended to reduce cyclical fluctuations in pork production, explain Fred Gale, Daniel Marti and Dinghuan Hu in a report entitled ‘China’s Volatile Pork Industry’ from the USDA Economic...
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