Livestock

‘Environmental and health risks threaten US$230bn aquaculture industry’

climate fishThe growth in the US$232bn global aquaculture sector could be undermined by a failure to manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks including climate change, pollution and antibiotic resistance, according to a report by FAIRR, a global network of investors addressing ESG issues in protein supply chains

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Vaccine for African swine fever may save the bacon

ASF studyWild boar can be immunised against African Swine Fever (ASF) by a new vaccine delivered to the animals in their food, according to a study published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science

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Valio and Gasum intend to make energy from farm manure

cow manureFinland’s food company Valio and energy company Gasum intend to find solutions to the climate challenge together, binding more atmospheric carbon dioxide in grass fields and generating biogas from manure to replace fossil fuels

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Bridging the gap between nutrition and health

chickenAccording to the World Health Organisation, Campylobacter jejuni ranks as the top cause of food-borne bacterial diarrhoeal disease in the developed world, with chicken serving as the most common source of infection. While generally mild, C.jejuni infections can be fatal among the very young, elderly, and immunosuppressed individuals, a report by Dr Ceinwen Evans

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Agrotop to build large-scale breeding farm in Nigeria

agotopAgrotop, one of the leading global players in livestock turnkey projects, has announced to build a large-scale pullet and breeding farm for Agrited, Nigeria's leading supplier of poultry products

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