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Trade across the Pond

The World Development Movement (WDM) wants poverty to end. ‘WDM campaigns against the root causes of poverty and inequality. We are a democratically-governed movement made up of local campaign groups based in towns and cities around the UK. Our staff … Continue reading

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Antibiotics to make livestock grow

Many farmers in the United States feed their herds and flocks antibiotics. Not just when the animals are ill. It’s done routinely to make healthy animals grow faster. Fewer antibiotics are fed here in Europe. But when the Transatlantic Trade … Continue reading

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Eggs and bacon: no more battery cages, no more sow stalls

Battery cages and sow stalls were (still are, in some parts of the world) methods of confining farm livestock in tiny cages. Good for the profits, terrible for the animals. This is the kind of thing which leads some people … Continue reading

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The transmission of tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) in humans is a disease of poverty. The causative agent, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, spreads between people in droplets breathed out or sneezed out. I’ll never forget the disgust on my tutor’s face when she described handling sputum samples but … Continue reading

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How to reduce the risk of bovine tuberculosis

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) guidance about reducing the risk of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) suggests a range of measures. The badger (Meles meles) certainly does get mentioned. The guide suggests ‘taking practical measures to stop [badgers] … Continue reading

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