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FAO: Harnessing Power of Livestock to Drive Sustainable Development

  • 1 Nov 09:36

FAO: Harnessing Power of Livestock to Drive Sustainable Development A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector — especially to the lives of millions of poor, animal-dependent small-scale producers in developing countries — but also says that changes in policies and practices are needed in order to optimize those contributions. According toWorld Livestock: Transforming the livestock sector through the Sustainable Development Goals, the debate around livestock production has so far been largely focused on how the sector can produce more to satisfy surging demand for animal products and feed a growing global population while at the same time reducing its environmental footprint. While. Read more...

Putting pig welfare first: OIE adopts pig welfare chapter

  • 30 May 11:39

Putting pig welfare first: OIE adopts pig welfare chapter World Animal Protection welcomes the adoption of the pig welfare chapter by over 181 member countries, coordinated by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) The86th General Session of the World Assembly of National Delegates of the OIEis being held this week (20-25 May 2018), bringing together representatives of 181 OIE Members and observers from international organisations that have signed an official agreement with the OIE, as well as other international and regional organisations and invited guests. The World Assembly of OIE Delegates examined, with a view to adopting, a number of new intergovernmental standards covering animal disease control methods,. Read more...

Nearly one in three consumers willing to eat lab-grown meat

  • 28 Feb 09:24

Nearly one in three consumers willing to eat lab-grown meat 60 percent of vegans would be willing to try lab-grown meat, according to research commissioned by Ingredient Communications. 29 percent of UK & US consumers say they would eat cultured meat 40 percent Americans are happy to do so 60 percent of vegans are willing to give it a try Almost a third of consumers say they would be happy to eat so-called ‘cultured meat’ – with vegans the group most likely to do so, according to new research. Specialist PR agency Ingredient Communications commissioned Surveygoo to conduct an online survey of 1,000 consumers in the UK and USA. Respondents were told that cultured meat was real meat grown from. Read more...

Surge in alternative proteins as Nestlé and Tesco praised by investors for plant-based shift

  • 15 Feb 11:22

Surge in alternative proteins as NestlĂ© and Tesco praised by investors for plant-based shift As alternative proteins become mainstream, Nestlé and Tesco are named the best declared companies, while Costco has been called out for its inadequate response The market for alternative proteins, such as 'Impossible Burgers', is set to expand by over8% a yearand reach$5.2 billionby 2020. Now, a$2.4 trillioninvestor coalition doubles support in 18 months, and calls on 16 food multinationals to plan for a shift to alternative proteins. A new report entitledPlant-based profits, backed by a $2.4 trillion coalition of 57 large investors, has urged global food companies to diversify their protein sourcing away from a reliance on animal proteins. An. Read more...

Over 1M Vaccines to be Acquired for Prophylactics of Cattle Diseases

  • 11 Jan 11:15

Over 1M Vaccines to be Acquired for Prophylactics of Cattle Diseases Over 1 million vaccines will be acquired for prophylactics of diseases among animals in Atyrau region, reports the regional communications service.KazTAGreports thatvaccination will commence in February. According to the veterinary department of agriculture administration, this year, 1.79 million vaccines will be acquired for prophylactic animals in the region. Cattle must be vaccinated for a number of diseases including nodular dermatitis, herpes, brucellosis, bird flu and other dangerous viruses. First doses will be sent to Kyzylkoginsk district for prophylactics of brucellosis. No facts of dangerous diseases among cattle have been. Read more...

New Online Tool to Better Safeguard Animal Genetic Resources Launched

  • 30 Nov 09:39

New Online Tool to Better Safeguard Animal Genetic Resources Launched A new FAO database launched today will help countries to better monitor, survey and effectively manage their animal genetic resources, allowing for early warning of the threat of extinction.TheDomestic Animal Diversity Information System(DAD-IS) is the most complete source of global information on animal genetic diversity to date. The biodiversity of around 40 animal species that have been domesticated for use in agriculture and food production is vital to food security and sustainable rural development. Many locally adapted breeds, some of which are threatened with extinction, have characteristics that make them resilient to climatic stress, diseases and parasites. Over. Read more...

Inequalities of Hunger: Global Hunger Index Spotlights Uneven Progress in Reducing Hunger

  • 16 Oct 10:54

Inequalities of Hunger: Global Hunger Index Spotlights Uneven Progress in Reducing Hunger Global hunger levels have fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but more recent rising hunger scores of several countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) underline how uneven this progress has been and how precarious it is to maintain. Famine has cast a shadow over four countries in the past year while conflict and climate change continue to hit the poorest the hardest. TheGlobal Hunger Indexthis year indicates that beyond these acute crises, long term obstacles to reducing hunger in several countries may also be threatening efforts to reach zero hunger. Nowhere is this more evident than in Africa south of the Sahara, where revised data place the Central African. Read more...

Eastern Europe faces disease risk, warns FAO

  • 29 Sep 09:02

Eastern Europe faces disease risk, warns FAO Eastern Europe and the Balkans risk outbreaks of a deadly cattle disease if they fail to step up cow vaccinations, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). FAO has called for broader cattle vaccination to keep lumpy skin disease at bay in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, especially in areas where the risk is the highest. In a position paper published this week,FAOwarned that even countries that have not been affected by lumpy skin disease so far but are considered at risk need to carry out risk-based vaccination to avert the spread of the disease, which can have devastating consequences for farmers,. Read more...

Passport Food Safety Solutions Enters Exclusive Partnership with Predictive Analytics Leader PurePredictive

  • 16 Aug 12:34

Passport Food Safety Solutions Enters Exclusive Partnership with Predictive Analytics Leader PurePredictive GLOBAL - PassTrac Analytics, a division of Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc., announces its exclusive industry partnership with PurePredictive, an innovative company that uses a powerful predictive modeling and prescriptive analytics technology for meat protein companies to enhance their food safety programs and operational efficiencies within their operations. “Managing food safety systems is increasingly more complex. Historical methods to track and analyze traditional food safety indicators are reaching their limitations. Customers need innovative solutions to help them,” says John Ruby, Vice President, PassTrac®Analytics. “This. Read more...

Sanctions Led Russia to Self-Sufficiency in Pork, Poultry

  • 2 Aug 12:29

Sanctions Led Russia to Self-Sufficiency in Pork, Poultry Russia is now almost completely self-sufficient in pork and poultry meat as a result of anti-Russian sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during his annual "Direct Line" call-in session. According toSputnik News,President Putin said: "We all know that growth [in agriculture] is around 3 per cent, Russia has become the number one country, the leader in the export of grain and wheat. "We have significantly reduced our imports, our own production, for example of pork and poultry meat, now almost completely covers our needs." The Russian President said this while describing the sanctions' influence on Russia’s. Read more...