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Hellman’s owner Unilever cracks over egg-free Just Mayo lawsuit | Business | The Guardian

19, December 2014

Anglo-Dutch firm drops legal claim that rival’s use of ‘mayo’ amounted to false advertising as mayonnaise must contain egg

Avian influenza set to influence poultry market in 2015, says Rabobank

19, December 2014

The continued impact of bird flu outbreaks and trade restrictions look set to dominate the poultry market next year, according to a new report by Rabobank.

Italy reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu in Venice region | Fox News

19, December 2014

Italy has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus on a turkey farm in the northeastern part of the country near Venice, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday.

Italy says it will oppose EU plans to scrap environment law | Environment | The Guardian

19, December 2014

Eleven member states signed letter opposing withdrawal of draft EU law on air quality and waste

Benchmarking Countries over Animal Welfare Practices - The Meat Site

19, December 2014

ANALYSIS - A new nation by nation index of animal welfare practices has been launched by World Animal Protection to help countries benchmark their welfare systems and legislation and improve measure to protect animals and people.

New ships modernise Australia's live export fleet | Beef Central

19, December 2014

They look like something from a futuristic science-fiction movie, but these state-of-the-art vessels are already at work in international trade routes delivering Australian livestock to the world.

Lebanon market opens for Australian live cattle, sheep and goat exports - ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

19, December 2014

Another live export market is emerging for Australia's cattle, sheep and goat producers, after an animal health protocol was finalised with Lebanon.

Bird flu spreads in Italy and Germany - Farmers Weekly

18, December 2014

Highly pathogenic avian influenza has continued its spread, with Italy the latest country to have a case of the H5N8 strain in a flock of turkeys, and Germany reporting its second case.

Swine in China: Empire of the pig | The Economist

18, December 2014

PIG number 5422 saunters into the pen, circles its few square metres and mounts a plastic stand. The farmer cleans the animal’s underside, feels around and draws out what appears to be a thin pink tube around 30cm long. He begins to massage. Pigs elsewhere snort, grunt or squeal, but the alpha pig is unmoved. Soon he has filled a thermal cup with more than 60 billion sperm. Around 150 pigs will owe their short, brutish lives to this emission.

Germany orders poultry cull after bird flu outbreak - Telegraph

18, December 2014

German authorities have ordered the cull of thousands of turkeys and chickens days before Christmas after a new outbreak of bird flu at a poultry farm in Lower Saxony.