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19 April 2018
View news from Global Consistent Johne's Disease Testing Checks Beef, Dairy Disease Level
Regular diagnostic testing for Johne's disease in beef and dairy herds is important because it keeps producers informed about the disease level in the herd, said Jennifer Street, Idaho State Animal Health Laboratory Principal Biologist....
12 April 2018
View news from Global Livestock Production Much Smaller Challenge to Global Food Security
GLOBAL - Humans face mounting challenges when it comes to finding ways to sustainably feed an exploding population. As populations become wealthier and more urbanized, the demand for animal products continues to climb....
11 April 2018
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Rises for Second Consecutive Month
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index rose in March, driven by robust increases in grains and dairy prices....
21 March 2018
View news from Global NFU Response to UK, EU Agreed-upon Terms for Brexit Transition Period
UK & EU - The NFU has given a cautious welcome to details of a 21-month transitional period as part of the agreement to the UK leaving the EU...
05 March 2018
View news from Global Food Abundance Driving Conflict in Africa, Not Food Scarcity
AFRICA - In Africa, food abundance may be driving violent conflict rather than food scarcity....
01 March 2018
View news from Global Dairy, Cereals Push Food Prices Up in February
GLOBAL - Rising world prices for staple grains and dairy products more than offset lower prices for vegetable oils, leading global food commodity prices up in February....
26 February 2018
View news from Global Irish Company Wins Deal to Supply Beef to China
IRELAND & CHINA - A leading Irish beef supplier announced on Thursday that it has signed a 50-million-euro (US$61.6 million) contract to supply beef to China's mainland and Taiwan....
View news from Global 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....
12 January 2018
View news from Global Global Food Prices Down in December, Up for Whole Year
GLOBAL - lobal food prices declined in December, led by sharp decreases for vegetable oils and dairy products, according to the latest "FAO Food Price Index" issued yesterday....
08 January 2018
View news from Global Less Chewing the Cud, More Greening the Fuel
UK, US & BRAZIL - Plant biomass contains considerable calorific value but most of it makes up robust cell walls, an unappetising evolutionary advantage that helped grasses to survive foragers and prosper for more than 60 million years....
12 December 2017
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Declines in November Amid Cereals Boom
GLOBAL - Global food prices declined marginally in November, as lower dairy prices offset a sharp increase in sugar and vegetable oil quotations, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index....
05 December 2017
View news from Global New Module Fully Integrates Johne’s Disease Testing into Laboratory Workflow
GLOBAL - Thermo Fisher Scientific today introduced the Applied Biosystems MagMAX CORE Mechanical Lysis Module designed to optimize nucleic acid purification in the detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), the pathogen that causes...
29 November 2017
View news from Global New Online Tool to Better Safeguard Animal Genetic Resources Launched
GLOBAL - 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....
15 November 2017
View news from Global Greener Livestock Supply Chains Offer Quick Wins in Climate Battle
GLOBAL - The agricultural sectors are where efforts to end hunger and prevent planetary overheating can come together, and improving livestock supply chains is a fast way to start, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said....
09 November 2017
View news from Global US Senator, Ranchers Hail Multi-million-dollar Beef Deal with Chinese Commerce Giant
US & CHINA - US Senator Steve Daines and ranchers from the northwestern state of Montana on Wednesday applauded a $300 million beef deal between Chinese commerce giant JD.com and the Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA)....
07 November 2017
View news from Global Unity for More Food Safety in Europe and Neighboring Countries
GLOBAL - "To protect consumers, the responsible public institutions have to be networked together all over the world," says Professor Dr Andreas Hensel, President of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and German representative of the...
01 November 2017
View news from Global Scientists Unveil Water Buffalo Genome
GLOBAL - An international team of researchers led by the University of Adelaide has published the full genome of the water buffalo - opening the way for improved breeding and conservation of this economically important animal....
23 October 2017
View news from Global Global CO2 Emissions Stalled for Third Consecutive Year
GLOBAL - The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row....
View news from Global 'Antelope Perfume' Keeps Flies Away from Cows
AFRICA - In Africa, tsetse flies transfer the sleeping sickness also to cattle. This leads to huge losses in milk, meat and manpower. The damage in Africa is estimated to be about 4.6 billion US dollars each year....
View news from Global Delayed Resumption of Re-negotiations Expected to Favour US NAFTA Supporters
CANADA & US - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says a planned one month break in negotiations aimed at modernizing NAFTA will allow interests in the United States that favor maintaining the agreement time to make their point,...
19 October 2017
View news from Global US Economic Community Aware, Supportive of NAFTA
US & CANADA - Canada's Agriculture Minister says the US economic community is well aware of the benefits of NAFTA and remain supportive of maintaining the deal, writes Bruce Cochrane....
17 October 2017
View news from Global Action Needed to Educate Public on Value of Trade
CANADA, US & MEXICO - Saskatchewan's Agriculture Minister suggests a better job needs to be done in informing the Canadian, American and Mexican public of the value of trade among the three participants of the North American Free Trade Agreement, writes...
13 October 2017
View news from Global Inequalities of Hunger: Global Hunger Index Spotlights Uneven Progress in Reducing Hunger
GLOBAL - 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....
11 October 2017
View news from Global GenoTube Offers Extended Life for Diagnostic Samples
ANALYSIS - Looking for a better way to collect and deliver diagnostic samples to the laboratory? Thermo Fisher Scientific's GenoTube is a non-invasive nasal swab for collection of DNA or RNA from animals. ...
09 October 2017
View news from Global Vegetable Oils Give Lift to FAO Food Price Index
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose slightly in September, as firmer prices of vegetable oils and to a lesser extent dairy products offset declining prices for staple cereal grains....
03 October 2017
View news from Global Report Gives Lay of the Land on Grazing Livestock's Climate Impact
GLOBAL - An international research collaboration has shed light on the impact that grass-fed animals have on climate change. Its new study adds clarity to the debate around livestock farming and meat and dairy consumption....
02 October 2017
View news from Global Massive Projected Increase in Use of Antimicrobials in Animals by 2030
GLOBAL - The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 52 per cent and reach 200,000 tonnes by 2030 unless policies are implemented to limit their use, according to new research....
View news from Global Win-win Strategies for Climate, Food Security
GLOBAL - Climate policies that target agriculture and forests could lead to increased food prices, but reducing deforestation and increasing soil carbon sequestration in agriculture could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while avoiding risk...
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