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Why not feed insects to other livestock?

Here in Britain, our Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) coordinates PROteINSECT. This is about farming insects (entomoculture) as a source of protein for animal feed. FERA is part of our Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). I’m … Continue reading

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Livestock Sector Development in China

Originally posted on Traditional Animal Genetic Resources for Food Security Under Climate Change Influence:
China, being the largest country with human population has developed its livestock sector efficiency manifolds in last 2 decades. China transformed its production system from a…

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Want to green the world’s deserts? Do the unthinkable: Put livestock back on them — Allan Savory

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Watch this new provocative 22-minute TedTalk by Allan Savory on ‘How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change’. Alan Savory, a Zimbabwean-born biologist/ecologist and rangelands specialist, gives environmentalists pause in a recent TedTalk,…

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Reeds

Reeds are powerful plants here in Britain. The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) promotes reed beds for sewage management. The Department for Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) names reedbeds as a Priority Habitat in its Biodiversity Action Plan. For … Continue reading

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Where there’s muck there may be death

When farm livestock are indoors their muck accumulates indoors. It’s valuable but hazardous. Slurry is a smelly, semi-liquid mixture of muck and urine. If the floor’s hosed down, for example in a milking parlour, slurry is thinner because the muck … Continue reading

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