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  1. News - China - HEALTH

    Nanjing orders livestock cull to stem spread of H7N9 virus

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 04:21pm by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Jiangsu province, are now banned from raising livestock as health authorities yesterday confirmed that five more people have contracted the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus in the Yangtze River Delta. ... east China, Xinhua reported. Concerned that the virus might spread, Nanjing has issued an ultimatum to residents, telling them to cull their domestic livestock by Tuesday, and ordered ...

  2. Infographics - News - Entomophagy

    Entomophagy, the consumption of insects as food

    Posted May 15th 2013, 09:59am by SCMP Graphics

    ... friendly than raising some livestock. Here we look at some of the more popular insects consumed around the world.     ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Absurd to compare animal activists to terrorists

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... of livestock to "defame the facility or its owner" on par with the terrorists behind the September 11 attacks. The so-called "Ag-Gag" bills make it almost impossible for activists to continue their exposés of mistreatment, thereby allowing farmers the freedom to treat livestock as they see fit. The American Farm Bureau Federation, a lobby group for the agricultural and meat ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Antibiotic use in Chinese food likely to continue for years

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Insiders say most farmers and small livestock producers are never checked for their drug use Antibiotic abuse likely to continue There is no short-term solution to the widespread abuse of antibiotics by the mainland's food producers, according to experts from several related industries. Farmers often feed livestock with spoiled restaurant ...

  5. Comment - Blogs - ENVIRONMENT

    Documentary maker captures mounting waste from Chinese population boom

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:29pm by Christy Choi

    ... the mounds of trash and excrement generated by its more than 20 million inhabitants. Livestock wander amongst the plastic, chewing on waste, while scavengers dig through the piles of rubbish looking ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Rare superbug found in Hong Kong has never been detected in Asia before

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... detected in a slaughterhouse in Sheung Shui has never before been found among livestock in Hong Kong or Asia, a University of Hong Kong study has confirmed. The microbiologist who led the study ... as to why [the Sheung Shui] pork contains the drug-resistant bug." Humans can catch the superbug through eating uncooked pork or coming into contact with infected livestock, Ho said. ...

  7. News - World - GLOBAL WARMING

    Methane emissions in US may have been underestimated by half

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 09:42pm by Reuters

    ... production to manure from livestock. The study differed from the EPA's as it measured what is in the atmosphere using meteorological data and statistical analysis. The EPA method is based ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    US to phase out non-medical use of antibiotics on farms

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 10:21pm by NYT

    ... and Drug Administration is phasing out the non-medical use of antibiotics on farm animals in an effort to combat growing human resistance. The plan would push livestock and poultry producers ... would have resulted in exceedingly costly and lengthy litigation. In a corresponding move, the FDA would also require livestock and poultry producers to get prescriptions to use medically ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: Toxic shock

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am

    ... caused the livestock to be infected by a contagious virus that spread to humans and resulted in widespread death by biochemical means.   ...

  10. Business - Commodities - INVESTMENT

    Mongolia to move up food chain

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 11:42am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... of revenues and possibly develop food brands with wider international appeal. According to ministry data, Mongolia has 41 million head of livestock, including sheep, goats and camels, worth US$7.15 ... The country is also bedevilled by a harsh climate and severe winter storms called dzud. In 2009-2010 such a storm killed an estimated eight million animals, 17 per cent of the country’s livestock, UN ...




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