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Food Citizenship report launch. Citizens not consumers: How thinking of ourselves differently can build a better food system

2017-06-22 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

The result of a ten-month inquiry with six organisations including the RSPB and Co-op to explore a Citizen food system, the Food Citizenship Report explores the false and limiting idea of ‘the consumer’. The report includes a review of international and UK food citizenship projects, and a Food Citizen’s Toolkit.


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Survey identifies gaps in employee biosecurity practices

2017-06-22 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

For biosecurity to be effective, everyone working within the farm needs to understand and comply with the defined protocols. In reality, a person’s attitude can make or break the outcome, so it’s important that the on-farm staff view biosecurity as a priority.


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US Pork Industry Plan to Allow Continued Production in Presence of Disease

2017-06-22 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

US - Iowa's Agriculture Secretary says a plan being developed by the US pork industry will enable state animal health officials to allow pork production to continue in the presence of a foreign animal disease outbreak, Bruce Cochrane reports.


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2017 Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival Set for Saturday

2017-06-22 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

CANADA - Organisers of the Great Saskatchewan Bacon Festival expect to raise about 7,000 dollars this year to fund youth projects, writes Bruce Cochrane.


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Behaviour Study Shows Piglets Prefer New Toys

2017-06-22 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

US - We can't help but be tempted by new things. We see it in a child's eyes when she opens a new toy, and feel it every time a new version of the iPhone is released. It turns out our preference for shiny, new things is pretty universal throughout the animal kingdom. Yes, even piglets prefer new toys!


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Amid Cattle Slaughter Row, Punjab Budget Bats for Pigs

2017-06-22 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

INDIA - Even as the Centre's ban on cattle sale for slaughter at animal markets has triggered a country-wide debate, Punjab government on Tuesday announced setting up of new pig breeding farms, saying "there was need to diversify in agriculture allied activities."


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Norway: Close Cooperation in Pig Supply Chain

2017-06-22 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

NORWAY - Pigs are farmed on a very small scale in Norway, with a total of 90,000 sows and average herd sizes of 50 sows. The three per cent of land that can be used for agriculture, the caps on herd sizes of 105 sows per farm and the 2,100 slaughter pigs produced per year do not allow for further growth, although growth is not actually needed since the country is almost 100 per cent self-sufficient in pork and the market is highly regulated.


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Urban Ag Only Provides Small Environmental Benefits in Northeastern US

2017-06-22 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

US - "Buy local" sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and on rooftops in cities, is the practice really better for the planet than conventional farming?


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EU Pig Meat Demand Still Struggling

2017-06-22 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

EU - Consumer demand for pig meat in key EU markets continues to struggle in 2017 and it is more export demand that is supporting the EU market, writes Leo Colby, AHDB Consultant.


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New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases

2017-06-22 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated.


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