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Hong Kong raises bird flu alert

Hong Kong officials have warned of a possible outbreak of bird flu after a chicken carcass from a poultry market tested positive for the H5N1 virus.

Investment needed to satisfy global meat demand, says FAO

By 2050 the world’s burgeoning population will consume two-thirds more animal protein than at present, requiring huge efficiency gains in livestock production, say industry experts.

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Ending pig castration in the EU: a long road ahead

Earlier this month, farmers, meat processors, retailers, scientists, veterinarians and animal welfare lobbyists gathered in Amsterdam to discuss progress towards voluntarily ending pig castration in Europe by 2018. Carina Perkins...

UK poultry producers in antibiotic pledge

UK poultry farmers have pledged to cut antibiotic use in response to challenges laid down by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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UK farmers push for EU backing against retailers

UK farmers are calling on EU policy leaders to help them redress what they claim is an imbalance in the supply chain between themselves and retailers.

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