Monday November 28th 2016, 9:00 AMSome 190,000 ducks were destroyed on Saturday at six farms in the Netherlands following an avian flu outbreak, the country's first cull of an epidemic sweeping northern Europe. [News Source]
Dutch destroy 190,000 ducks in first bird flu cull.
Monday November 07th 2016, 9:00 AMAs water becomes ever more scant the world needs to conserve it, use it more efficiently and establish clear rights over who owns the stuff. [News Source]
Making heparin safe.
Monday October 10th 2016, 10:00 AMAlthough manufacturing fraud remains possible, Chinese firms have upgraded their processes to meet stricter U.S. regulations. [News Source]
Chronic wasting disease near Edmonton raises fears for B.C. wildlife.
Tuesday September 06th 2016, 10:00 AMCWD can be transmitted through infected saliva, urine, feces — even soil. It can take months or even years to develop symptoms, including weight loss, drooling, and lack of coordination. [News Source]
Tackling food waste as a way to save the climate, too.
Tuesday September 06th 2016, 10:00 AMRecycling the staggering amount of food that's wasted into livestock feed is increasingly being seen as a tool in the U.S. effort against climate change. [News Source]
Ireland’s China dream.
Tuesday September 06th 2016, 10:00 AMDublin hopes its meat will be as popular in China as its milk. It all depends on Ireland’s food safety system. [News Source]
The looming threat of avian flu.
Thursday August 11th 2016, 10:00 AMLast year's outbreak showed just how difficult it is to protect America's agricultural system from devastating diseases. Next time it could be even worse. [News Source]
British lamb may go back on sale in US early next year.
Thursday July 28th 2016, 10:00 AMBritish lamb could be back on the US market by early next year, ending a two-decade ban on British red meat imports, the UK government has said. [News Source]
How will leaving the European Union affect our food?
Thursday June 30th 2016, 10:00 AMWhoever leads negotiations on leaving the EU faces big choices - any new food policies must have health, the environment and justice at their heart. [News Source]
Diagnosing chemical safety failures, from DDT to BPA.
Friday June 10th 2016, 10:00 AMFocusing on specific chemicals like BPA, which are just the messengers of a failing system, is not only pointless, it is counterproductive. It distracts and detracts from the infinitely more important truth, that the institutions, the methods, and thus the entire oversight of chemical regulation are unfixable. [News Source]