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Listening to Consumers Helps Maintain Agriculture’s Social Licence
Today it seems everyone has an opinion about how food should be grown, writes Angela Lovell....
Debunking Some Myths about Hormone Use in Beef
Beef is a great source of things like protein, zinc and iron but a really lousy source of hormones. But that’s not always what people believe, writes Angela Lovell....
Scanning Cattle Retinas Allows Faster BSE Detection
Studying a cow's retina could give secrets away about bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), says a new study from Iowa State University. ...
Growth Implants in Beef: Beef Ambassador Analysis
As the cattle industry strives for efficiency, growth technologies are one way to minimise consumption of important resources in producing each kilo of beef. ...
Antibiotic Use in Cattle: A Quick Overview
Concern abounds when discussing the issue of antibiotics in the livestock industry, but lots is being done to minimise environmental and public health risks while considering the safety of the animal. ...
Beef: the Tastiest Multivitamin
A rancher's daughter from Wyoming bangs the drum for beef in the first opinion article in a series from the 2015 Beef Ambassadors. ...
Probiotics Reduce Shedding of Pathogenic E. coli in Cattle
Can probiotics lower the risk of cattle and E.coli? Mary Ellen Sanders from the California Dairy Research Foundation finds that, in certain circumstances, research says it could. ...
Questions and Answers on Hormones in Meat and Milk
Germany's Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) answers some frequently asked questions on the possibility of human health risks from hormones in meat and milk. ...
Food Loss: Questions About the Amount and Causes Remain
Two-thirds of the 133 billion pounds (5.9 million tonnes) of food loss in the US in 2010 occurred in homes, restaurants and other place outside the home, and one-third occurred in grocery stores and other food retailers, according to a new report from...
Getting Closer to Defining 'Probiotic'
Over twelve years ago, the scientific community met to flesh out a definition of 'probiotic'. This is a process still continuing today. ...
Can Meat be Transported at Higher Temperatures than in Regulations?
Meat can be transported at temperatures higher than the current maximum of 7°C without causing additional bacterial growth, provided that specific maximum transport times are applied and bacterial growth is controlled by efficient chilling....
Disaster Relief Plans for Livestock and Crops
Planning ahead and protecting animal feed and water are key elements in a disaster relief plan for livestock, according to guidelines from Mississippi State University....
Will the US Continue Selling Beef to Taiwan?
US government officials expect beef sales to Taiwan to remain steady despite the imposition of new beef quality checks and residue limits. ...
Pulsed Electric Fields in Food Production
Food quality and safety can be improved through pulsed electrical fields, according to Dr Ingrid Aguilo-Aguayo. ...
Food Labelling and Veterinary Involvement Key to Meeting Improved Food Chain Transparency
An examination of welfare labels and the notion of objective welfare measurement was given by a list of leading experts including Dr Francesco Testa of Bergamo, Italy. ...
 
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