Ukraine war could trigger land investment rush like 2008 financial crisis

Analysis of a new “land rush” and its environmental impacts on local communities, food supply One year after the start of the war in Ukraine, researchers Maria Cristina Rulli of the Politecnico di Milano, Jampel Dell’Angelo of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Paul D’Odorico of the University of California at Berkeley, publish in Science journal an analysis the potential…

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Flockmate or loner? Genes behind sociality in chickens identified

Learn which 5 genes affect sociality in chickens Five genes that affect sociality-related behaviour in chickens have been identified by researchers at (Linköping University) LiU. Several of the genes have been previously linked to nervous system function or behaviour. The new study is the first that assigns these genes a role in sociality.Sociality and social…

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US farm, food groups urge Congress to pass authority for new trade deals.

America falling behind in terms of opening new markets More than 50 US agriculture and food groups on Thursday urged Congress to approve new legislation enabling the United States to negotiate more free-trade agreements, arguing that without them American agriculture was falling behind global competitors, Reuters reported. The groups, representing a wide variety of US agricultural…

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Researchers aim to develop vaccine for infectious poultry disease

IBVD continues to challenge global poultry industry Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) researcher Dr. Susantha Gomis is aiming to help solve a large problem for chickens in Saskatchewan’s poultry industry. Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) in broiler chickens (birds raised for meat) is a costly issue not only in Canada but worldwide. While Saskatchewan…

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US meat purchases rise above pre-pandemic levels – report

Americans are buying more fresh meat than before the COVID-19 pandemic and are seeking value in terms of price, convenience and better-for attributes in meat purchases, according to the 18th annual Power of Meat report, which was recently released by the Meat Institute and FMI—The Food Industry Association. According to a press release from FMI, self-described “meat eaters” comprise 78% of…

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