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Balancing Food Security and Environmental Quality in China
In many ways, the evolution of Chinese agriculture over the past 40 years is a remarkable success story. Spurred by investments in research and government subsidies for fertilizers and other farm technologies, China now feeds 22 per cent of the world's...
Short Term Outlook for EU Arable Crops, Meat and Dairy Markets: Pigmeat
Pig meat production in the EU is likely to be down for a second consecutive year, according to the latest 'Short Term Outlook for EU Arable Crops, Meat and Dairy Markets' from the European Commission....
Position of Australian Slaughter Lamb Producers Weakens
The average financial performance of Australian slaughter lamb producing farms is expected to weaken in 2012–13 but remain above the long-term industry average, according to a report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics...
Consumer Beef Choice Associated with Country of Origin, Finishing Diet and Price
The origin of beef is the most important driver for choice followed by animal feed and price, according to a study from research teams in Spain and Uruguay. ...
Sustainability of Healthy and Unhealthy Diets
Healthier diets are not necessarily more sustainable than unhealthy diets according to a French study. ...
Africa Offers Opportunities for Livestock and Meat Investment
Increases in the demand for animal-sourced food are estimated extraordinarily high in Africa over the coming decades, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, writes Chris Harris. ...
Seeing What is Inside Food Products
How much fat is there in this meat? How much meat is there in this crab? How sweet is this apple? Being able to answer what is inside a food product without cutting it open or damaging it opens up new market opportunities, wirtes Wenche Aale Hægermark...
Product Information Promotes Sustainable Food Consumption
Providing information to consumers on the environmental and social impacts of their food purchases could help change their consumption choices, research from Norway suggests. ...
Food for 9 Billion: A Perspective on Global Agriculture in 2050
Concerns about the planet’s ability to feed a growing population date back to at least the beginning of the 19th century with Reverend Malthus’ dire warnings, and were echoed again in the 1960s and 1970s Dr Dominique van der Mensbrugghe from the...
Bringing Fish Processing Back to Norway
Researchers aim to make it just as economic to process fish in Norway as to send them to China....
Soybean Hulls in Pig Diets Reduce Cost but Hit Carcase Yield
Finishing pigs fed soybean hulls will have reduced carcase yield and thus lower hot carcase weight, according to new research from Kansas State University. ...
Influence of Ractopamine Hydrochloride on Pork Quality
The inclusion of ractopamine hydrochloride in the late-finishing diet of pigs has no detrimental effects on muscle pH, fresh pork colour, firmness/wetness, water-holding capacity or marbling/intramuscular fat content but some experiments have revealed...
Farmed Fish: A Major Provider or a Major Consumer of Omega-3 Oils?
Fish and other seafood products are getting more and more attention among consumers due to its health benefits. These benefits are in particular linked to the valuable long chain omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid...
Slow Headway for Food Safety
Despite the availability of new and preventive methods against foodborne diseases, their uptake throughout the entire chain of food production appears to be slow....
Effects of Outdoor Access on Carcase and Meat Characteristics in Broilers
According to a Chinese study, growth performance and carcase yield were not affected by the birds having access to an outdoor area but some aspects of meat quality were better for free-range birds. ...
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