Recent research uncovers surprises about antibiotic resistance
7 June 2016

June 7, 2016. It is thought that antibiotic resistance is associated with a fitness cost, meaning that bacteria that develop antibiotic resistance must sacrifice something in order to do so. Read more...


 
Thai chicken sector agrees to end human rights abuse
22 August 2016

Two government departments in Thailand alongside the Thai Broilers Processing Exporters Association (TBA) will improve conditions in the chicken industry, following claims of modern-day slavery. Thailand’s Department of Labour Protection and Welfare (DLPW), the Department of Livestock Development (DLD) alongside the TBA have signed an agreement to eliminate human rights abuses in the chicken processing sector. Read more...


 
Danish Crown cuts 20 jobs at pork plant
22 August 2016

Meat processor Danish Crown will cut 20 staff and let 100 fixed-term contractors go at its Ringsted pork slaughterhouse as a shortage of pigs makes evening work unsustainable. Read more...


 
No ‘economic justification’ for regulation, Australian meat processors claim
22 August 2016

A report commissioned by the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) has argued economic policy would have no impact on the balance of power in Australia’s beef sector. Read more...


 
WTO verdict on EU pork ban welcomed by EC
19 August 2016

The European Commission (EC) has welcomed a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling opposing Russia’s bans on EU exports of pigs, pigmeat and related products, imposed during 2014 because of outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF). Read more...


 
Russia ban on EU pork illegal, says WTO
19 August 2016

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled that Russia flouted international trade laws by imposing a blanket ban on imported pigs and pork from the European Union. Read more...


 
CPF Foods to end migrant abuse in Thai meat sector
3 August 2016

Foods has partnered with the Thai government to tackle mistreatment of staff in the poultry industry, following modern-day slavery claims at a separate chicken farm. Read more...


 
Modern-day slavery at Thai poultry farms risks 'polluting' supply chain
2 August 2016

Poultry meat importers risk “polluting their supply chains” by relying on Thai producers that abuse workers’ rights and must press them to uphold the law, according to a prominent migrant rights activist. Read more...


 
ASIA (India) Rabies
1 August 2016

A total of 33 spotted deer have died of rabies in the National Zoological Park, Delhi since January this year (2016), according to the Environment Minister. Read more...


 
ASIA (India) Anthrax
1 August 2016

Officials of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Vellore have contained an outbreak of anthrax in a village in Ambur following the death of an animal due to anthrax last week and over 8500 livestock head in Bairapalli village have been vaccinated. Read more...


 
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