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Is it time to reconsider the EU ban on feeding food waste to pigs as swill?

A newly publised study has suggested that it is time to reconsider the EU ban on feeding food waste to pigs as swill, arguing that this could free up 1.8M hectares of agricultural land in addition to making use of waste. Japan provides an example of the safe use of pig swil, with over 35% of waste food being reused in pig feed after being heat treated to ensure safety. Erasmus zu...
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New report explores the potential of using insects in animal feeds

The Global Food Security Programme has recently published a report examining the potential of insects as animal feed . The report follows a workshop held in August 2015, which aimed to identify knowledge gaps and scope the priorities for research around the use of insects as an alternative animal feed. It explores and highlights possible issues associated with rearing insects on an...
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Adding a supplement to diet of dairy cows can reduce methane emissions by 30%

Recently published research has shown that adding a supplement to the diet of dairy cows can reduce methane emissions by 30%. The cows fed on the supplement, novel methane inhibitor 3-nitrooxypropanol (3NOP), also gained more body weight than the control group. The study used 48 Holstein cows at a University farm to test the effects of different levels of the supplement. Alexander...
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Workshop on insects as an alternative animal feed, 4th August, London

The Global Food Security Programme (GFS) is a multi-agency programme bringing together the main UK funders of research and training related to food. GFS invites you to a workshop bringing academic, industry and policy stakeholders together to  identify knowledge gaps  and scope the  priorities for research  around using insects as an alternative animal feed. ...
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Upcoming workshops on sustainable food production

The Advanced Training Partnership (ATP) for Sustainable and Efficient Food Production  is holding a couple of interesting workshops in July.   Celebrating Home-Grown Feed! 15th  and 16th  July nr. Cirencester Just how viable is growing your own feed? This workshop will feature: Domestic alternatives for complete feed rations; Building soil...
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'Grassroots action' in livestock feeding to help curb global climate change

In a series of papers to be presented next week, scientists offer new evidence that a potent chemical mechanism operating in the roots of a tropical grass used for livestock feed has enormous potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Referred to as " biological nitrification inhibition " or BNI, the mechanism markedly reduces the conversion of nitrogen applied to soil as fertilizer...
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