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How people get bovine tuberculosis. Or don’t get it.

Here in Britain some cattle (Bos primigenius) get bovine tuberculosis (bTB). It’s caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium bovis. Other animals including the wild badger (Meles meles) can get bTB. Some people think badgers are a reservoir of the disease … Continue reading

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Existing cropland could feed four billion more by dropping biofuels and animal feed

Emily Cassidy at the University of Minnesota says that four billion more people could eat if existing croplands were used in better ways. ‘We already produce enough calories to feed a few billion more people. As our planet gets more … Continue reading

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When it comes to food, technology won’t save us

argylesock says… Food security isn’t all about GM (genetic modification, GE) and other kinds of biotech. But those can help.

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Will this be another food scare? Meat is sold from cattle with tuberculosis

Jonathan Leake at the Sunday Times tells us that tens of thousands of cattle (Bos primigenius), slaughtered after testing positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB), are being sold for human consumption in Britain. Mr Leake says this is being done by … Continue reading

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It’s not natural! Intensive farming, synthetic food and synthetic genes

Is it natural? Whatever ‘it’ might be. We live in a world where genes are synthesised routinely and synthetic food isn’t far away. I don’t think there’s much point even asking about ‘natural’ any more. The US Supreme Court has … Continue reading

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Japanese Company To Stop Selling Pet Food Made From Fin Whales

Originally posted on Ann Novek( Luure)–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:
The Guardian 2013-05-30: Michinoku Farm had been advertising jerky-like snacks for dogs made from North Atlantic fin whales at risk of extinction Icelandic whalers…

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Greening our meat: A vegan conservationist speaks out, and considerately, on controversial food issues

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Meat, ink and watercolour on paper (15 x 11″), created 25 April 2012 by artist Kristy Modarelli for the The Aldas Project: 366 Drawings for Good, a year-long project conducted by artist in 2012. Vegan…

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World Donkey Day (May 8)

Originally posted on SUSTAINABLE FARMING FOR FOOD AND HEALTH:
Donkey is very useful, important and precious animal genetic resource for food and agriculture. Donkey plays pivotal role in the livelihood earning of the million people of the world. Donkey is…

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Genetically modified animal feed

Do we want to know whether or not the meat, milk and eggs we eat come from animals fed on genetically modified (GM, aka genetically engineered) feed? Here in Britain, that’s an issue with some of our major grocery outlets … Continue reading

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22 June, World Camel Day

Originally posted on SUSTAINABLE FARMING FOR FOOD AND HEALTH:
See on Scoop.it – Sustainable Livestock Agenda SLA Raziq‘s insight: Dry lands are judiciously use by well adapted native livestock breeds and camel is one of the most important among those…

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