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Opinions on trade across the Pond

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a big deal. It’s a big deal for everybody who relies on the land and sea on either side of the Pond. In this connected world, that means the TTIP is a … 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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New vaccine against foot and mouth disease

Here’s an article from Understanding Animal Research (UAR) about a new vaccine against foot and mouth disease (FMD). FMD is a highly infectious disease of cloven-hoofed animals, caused by the virus Aphthae epizooticae. It’s not to be confused with hand, … 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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A Renaissance For ” Pigsticking” In Spain:(

Originally posted on Ann Novek( Luure)–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:
A Renaissance For ‘Pigsticking’ In Spain                  related news 2013-04-03 National Public Radio An ancient hunting ritual is making a comeback in modern Spain:…

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‘Horsegate’ – Protecting consumer confidence

We all want to know what’s in our food. Even if, like me, you have no problem about eating horse meat, you probably don’t want to eat it by accident. Who knows what might be on your fork? The English … Continue reading

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Biotechnology for livestock

Many livestock farmers in the rich world use biotechnology. Some of the biotech that farmers use is familiar outside the world of farming, because it’s also used for humans. Some of the biotech is controversial. Here’s an article about how … Continue reading

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