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Tobacco farming and food security

Fanuel Kangondo at The Herald tells us that in Zimbabwe, tobacco farming is critical in promoting food security. Mr Kangondo quotes Lovemore Manatsa of British American Tobacco Zimbabwe, who said that smallholders produced tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) more cheaply than larger … Continue reading

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Wild deer carrying drug-resistant parasites between cattle and sheep farms

Animal Bytes is published freely by the British Society for Animal Science (BSAS). It’s there to let farmers and vets know what scientists are doing with funding from BSAS. Animal Bytes provides ‘short and incisive updates on topical themes and … Continue reading

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Antibiotic resistance – the impact of intensive farming on human health

Originally posted on SUSTAINABLE FARMING FOR FOOD AND HEALTH:
A report for the Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics Compassion in World Farming, the Soil Association and Sustain Summary Scientists and leading figures are increasingly warning of a serious health crisis…

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Misuse of antibiotics and ‘factory farming’ of animals: Alarm bells sound

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
‘The Spoonful of Milk’ by Marc Chagall, 1912 (via WikiPaintings). ‘. . . It is estimated that about 70% of the world’s antibiotics are fed to farm animals: the precise amount used in agriculture is…

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When the drugs don’t work: Antibiotics in farming and medicine

Remember penicillin? If you’re old enough to remember that, you’re not young. The days are long gone when that wonder drug could cure diseases. Because bacteria are clever. Hit them with a chemical cosh and they evolve to resist it. … Continue reading

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Innovative Research May Replace Animals in Drug Testing‏

argylesock says… This is exciting! I so hope that this technology becomes commonplace in labs. Every scientist I know who’s done animal work wants to do less of it, eventually to stop doing it. For a British perspective you might … Continue reading

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Food Standards Agency and Chief Medical Officer state their positions on horse meat

The Food Standards Agency says that it’s responding to a call from the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson, to test horse carcasses slaughtered in Britain for phenylbutazone (bute). Bute is an anti-inflammary drug, no … Continue reading

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