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On-line Grocery Shopping - a Challenge to be Seen on Screen
The global food industry is on the eve of an on-line retailing revolution that will lead to fundamental changes for players along the supply chain, from processors through to retailers....
New Zealand Beef Sector to Benefit from US Australian Drought
Recent droughts in the US and Australia and growing Asian demand are expected to lift prices for New Zealand beef, according to the latest Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries Report....
Goat Meat Production in Georgia
Goats are the most widely-dispersed meat animals and have been raised for centuries to provide meat, milk, fibre (mohair and cashmere) and leather....
In-Transit Losses of Pigs: Investigation of Hog Heart Health
Most of the pigs that died during transportation had a pre-existing cardiac abnormality, according to Kathy Zurbrigg of the University of Guelph and co-workers, and the heart lesions appear to have a genetic link. Their study was presented at the Centralia...
Potential for Understanding Anti-bacterial Resistance
Biologists could gain a deeper understanding about how species have evolved – and even find ways to address antibiotic resistance – using tools that were developed recently at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology....
Energy Balance Analysis of a Poultry Processing Plant
A detailed study of the power use at a poultry processing plant by researchers at the University of Arkansas identified a number of areas where cost-savings could be made. ...
How European Organic Pig Production Varies
In a study of organic pig systems in eight European countries, researchers found wide variations, especially in terms of access to outdoor areas....
Microalgae Utilisation in Wastewater Treatment
Microalgae are a proven low initial capital cost, low operational cost supplement or alternative to mechanically aerated wastewater treatment systems, explains Dr Brian H. Kiepper Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist at the College of Agricultural...
Role of Science and Technology in Sustainable Intensification
There is widespread agreement that global food production will have to increase substantially in the coming years and decades in order to meet the demand of a growing global population. ...
Livestock and the Promise of Genomics
The application of genomics offers huge potential to help feed the growing global human population with animal products sustainably, according to leading academics at the University of Alberta in Canada, using examples in cattle and pigs. ...
Demand for More Details on Food Labels
Labels are becoming the “go to” place when people have questions about how food is produced....
Denmark, Germany and Netherlands Lead EU Food Sector Innovation
The Danish food industry is the most innovative in Europe....
Life Cycle Assessment of Pork Production
Per kg pork produced, the global warming potential, eutrophication and acidification values in Germany were calculated to be 3.22kg carbon dioxide equivalents, 23.3g phosphate equivalents and 57.1g sulphur dioxide equivalents, respectively....
Inefficiencies Hamper Potential to Improve Scottish Sheep Meat Supply Chain
The Scottish sheep meat industry is being hampered by what is known as an ‘adversarial trading model’, where each part of the supply chain is interested in achieving the best outcome for itself....
Meat Egg Dairy Nutrient Essential for Brain Development
Asparagine, found in foods such as meat, eggs, and dairy products, was until now considered non-essential because it is produced naturally by the body....
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