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  1. Demand for action to combat overcrowding at chicken farms

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Austin Chiu Chicken farmers have accused the government of dragging its feet on working out what to do about 'very serious' overcrowding at farms amid a ban on poultry deliveries. They claimed that some 390,000 plump chickens that were 70 to 90 days old were now ready for sale, and that that number would hit 1 million birds at 50 local farms by the time ...

  2. We're surrounded by modified food

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has managed to grow chickens without beaks, feathers and even feet. But it's simply not true. First of all, science has not progressed to the stage where chickens can be produced like ... that biotechnology has infiltrated the enitre food industry. I knew the concept of GM food but I did not realise how much it is part of our daily lives. One of my classmates told me that the fried chicken we ...

  3. Little to fear from bird flu- unless you're a chicken

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mutations away from a pandemic virus. For years, we've been haunted by the spectre of bird flu, which was first known to kill humans here in Hong Kong, in 1997. That spring, 4,500 chickens died ... may carry flu viruses linked to those that threaten people. He led researchers who found bird flu in poultry markets and over a million chickens were slaughtered, supposedly halting the onset ...

  4. Chickens go cheap as live sales restart

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Live-chicken sales will resume today after a three-week ban following a bird flu threat, and prices are likely to be cheaper than usual because of a supply glut. About 400,000 chickens ... it was confirmed that a dead bird found at a wholesale market was infected with the H5N1 bird flu virus. Chow said the demand for local chickens was forecast to rise from 7,000 to about 10,000 a day. ...

  5. Hesitant progress amid shuffling feet

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a responsible manner. Yet despite such progress in Cancun, there is a long way to go, considering the urgency of the issue. Rich countries continue to drag their feet and refuse to commit adequate funds ...

  6. Cull halts HK live-chicken supplies after H5N1 found

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Hong Kong will have no live-chicken supplies for three weeks, with the government to cull 17,000 chickens in the Cheung Sha Wan Temporary Wholesale Poultry Market today after a chicken found dead there was confirmed to have the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain. The suspension means people will not be able to buy live chicken for their winter solstice ...

  7. Chicken flock given clean bill of health after flu tests

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com Fears of a new bird flu outbreak were temporarily put to ease yesterday after all samples of chickens from wholesale markets and local farms were found ... said it remained uncertain whether the dead chicken found in the Cheung Shan Wan market carrying H5N1 was from the mainland or if it had been infected by wild birds. Chow said the government ...

  8. HK should stand on its own feet over footprint

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As part of China, Hong Kong will come under Beijing's umbrella at the global climate summit in Copenhagen next month. But an inconvenient truth is that the city has one of the world's largest carbon footprints per head of population- 10 times th ...

  9. No time for cold feet

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer A confession: each time I read or hear the words 'climate change', I mentally switch off. It wasn't always this way; I am environmentally sympathetic by nature and a firm believer in sustainable development. The problem is th ...

  10. Chicken with bird flu prompts big clean-up

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Agricultural officers clad in protective clothing conducted a clean-up in Sha Lo Wan, Lantau Island, yesterday after a dead chicken found on the coast there last Saturday tested positive for H5 bird flu. They scoured the seashore and neighbouring villages but found no more chicken carcasses. Officers said no poultry farm was within 3 kilometres of where ...




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