Posts For November, 2017


EPA releases '18 ethanol volumes at max levels; chicken producers cry foul

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Nov. 30 that it is mandating the statutory maximum 15 billion gallons of ethanol be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2018, the second consecutive year ...


Integrated strategies power a new future for poultry production

A new ‘future of farming’ for commercial poultry production is taking shape as veterinarians, nutritionists and industry experts increasingly combine forces to support operations with enhanced integrated strategies for tackling a raft of ...


Tenth annual Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit returning to IPPE

Reflecting the continuing importance of sustainability to the future of animal agriculture, the 10th Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit is returning to the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta. Source: Sustainable Agriculture

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EPA gets more time to provide reporting assistance to poultry, egg producers

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued a court order granting a request by the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and the National Pork Producers Council to extend the ...


Raw Dough's a Raw Deal and Could Make You Sick

Eating raw dough or batter could make you sick. Whether you’re baking at home, making flour-based ‘play’ clay, or eating at a restaurant that offers the kids raw dough to play with until ...


Laser Toys: How to Keep Kids Safe

When operated unsafely, or without certain controls, the highly-concentrated light from laser pointers and laser toys can be dangerous, causing serious eye injuries and even blindness. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ...


Food Safety Tips for Healthy Holidays

Following these safe food-handling practices will help prevent foodborne illness. Source: FDA news

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No Bones (or Bone Treats) About It: Reasons Not to Give Your Dog Bones

Bone treats are real bones that have been processed, sometimes flavored, and packaged for dogs. Giving your dog a ‘bone treat’ might lead to an unexpected trip to your veterinarian, a possible emergency ...


Sustainability of feeding insect larvae being studied

Researchers from Wageningen University & Research together with the industry will investigate whether insect larvae are a sustainable source of nutrition for piglets and broilers. Source: Sustainable Agriculture

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Science doesn’t support slow-growing broiler movement

A report analyzing the impact of switching to slower-growing broiler genetics in Europe estimates serious negative consequences. But, will the science matter for consumers and retailers? Source: Sustainable Agriculture

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Cochlear Implants: A Different Kind of 'Hearing'

What are cochlear implants? Who uses them? How do they work? Source: FDA news

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FDA Warns About Stem Cell Therapies

Stem cells have been called everything from cure-alls to miracle treatments. But don’t believe the hype. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is concerned that some patients may be vulnerable to stem cell ...


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