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New outbreaks of ASF identified in Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine

The spread of African swine fever (ASF) in Eastern Europe countries has accelerated in recent weeks, with a number of new outbreaks reported in Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine.

In total, 574 domestic pigs were culled last year in Latvia, due to ASF

FAO report highlights growing threats to livestock industry

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called for "urgent concerted policy responses" to deal with the growing threat of climate change to global food security.

PETA files poultry lawsuit in California

Animal rights campaigner PETA has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Food and Agriculture with the Los Angeles Superior Court, in response to reports that allege one-third of chickens are being inadequately electrocuted.

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Tyson recruits extra staff following investment

US meat giant Tyson Foods is to take on approximately 90 additional workers at its poultry plant in Robards, Kentucky, as a result of investment at the facility.