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Meat Safety Concerns Hit Chinese Fast Food Supplier - The Cattle Site

22, July 2014

CHINA - Meat products supplied by Shanghai Husi Food Co. to global fast-food chains in China have been withdrawn from the market following an investigation that revealed the re-labelling of chicken and beef beyond their shelf-life.

US chlorine poultry row threatens trade deal

22, July 2014

As European Union (EU) and US officials began their sixth round of negotiations on an ambitious EU-US free trade agreement in Brussels this week, American poultry practices threatened to become a lightning rod for European public unease about US food standards.

Raw milk should be sold in vending machines, says food standards body - News - Food & Drink - The Independent

22, July 2014

Shoppers will soon be able to buy raw, unpasteurised milk from vending machines in shops under controversial recommendations by the UK’s food safety regulator.

Red meat isn't very green: Study finds beef pollutes far more than pork, poultry, dairy, eggs

22, July 2014

WASHINGTON — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

UK public sector sourcing plan backs local food industry

22, July 2014

UK prime minister David Cameron has announced plans to boost the British farming industry by sourcing public sector food locally.

Ag-Gag Laws Are Un-American and Unconstitutional | Bruce Friedrich

22, July 2014

There have been dozens of undercover employment-based investigations of the meat, dairy, and egg industries by animal protection groups in the past 15 years. These investigations have led to felony conviction for egregious cruelty to animals, the country's largest meat recall, and a civil settlement of $497 million.

How the coalition is stopping the reintroduction of wildlife to the UK | George Monbiot | Environment | theguardian.com

22, July 2014

The infrastructure bill seeks to reclassify extinct species as non-native, and prevent them from returning

Game bird rearing spreads its wings - 20/07/2014 - Farmers Weekly

22, July 2014

This summer, around 30 million pheasants and 10 million partridges – mostly the redleg variety, but also some grey partridge – will be let out by gamekeepers in readiness for the upcoming shooting season.

Deploying Drones To Get An Overview Of Factory Farms : The Salt : NPR

22, July 2014

An independent journalist says he's found a way around the so-called "ag-gag" laws by flying drones over large livestock operations to document animal welfare problems and pollution.

UK research councils join forces in 'unprecedented move' to tackle rise of antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' - Health News - Health & Families - The Independent

17, July 2014

All of the major scientific funding bodies in Britain are to collaborate on a joint research effort to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” that threaten to end the era of modern medicine, it was announced today.