New bird flu strain causing concern for poultry producers in SE Asia
FoodNavigator-Asia, Monday 22 September 2014

A recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus in poultry in Southeast Asia represents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned.


Charoen Pokpand Group to boost its investments in Russian division
GlobalMeatNews, Friday 19 September 2014

Thai agricultural conglomerate Charoen Pokpand Group intends to invest US$2bn in increasing its production capacity in Russia between now and 2020, with plans to launch a pig production unit in Kaliningrad Oblast and a poultry production unit in an, as yet, unnamed region.


White House launches major effort against resistant bacteria
CIDRAP NEWS, Friday 19 September 2014

The White House yesterday launched an ambitious multipronged attack on antibiotic-resistant bacteria that includes an executive order, a national strategy, and a detailed report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).


School milk programs ‘catalyst’ for dairy market growth
DairyReporter, Thursday 18 September 2014

School milk programs continue to serve as a “catalyst” for milk and dairy market growth in developing nations, says Tetra Pak.


US review finds no safety or nutritional variance in GM and conventional feed
FeedNavigator, Thursday 18 September 2014

A US scientist, in a review of the literature, reports that GM feed is safe and nutritionally equivalent to non-GM feed, with no indication of any unusual trends in livestock health since 1996 when GM crops were first harvested.


H7N3 in Mexico came from reassortment involving 2 flyways
CIDRAP FLU SCAN, Wednesday 17 September 2014

The highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (AIV) H7N3 strain responsible for major outbreaks on poultry farms in Jalisco, Mexico, during the summer of 2012 and elsewhere since then resulted from complex reassortment of low-pathogenic AIV brought there by birds migrating along two North American flyways, say results of a study published yesterday in PLoS One.


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