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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 study finds that eating beef is tens times more costly to the environment than other animal-derived foods

We are told that eating beef is bad for the environment, but do we know its real cost? Are the other animal or animal-derived foods better or worse? New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science, conducted in collaboration with scientists in the US, has  compared the environmental costs of various foods  and come up with some surprisingly clear results. The findings, which are...
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US researchers hope new tests for pig viruses will prevent an epidemic in pork industry

Pork products are costing about 10 percent more than they did last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and economists expect the prices to continue rising because of diarrhea viruses that are currently devastating the pork industry. That's why researchers at the  Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory  at Kansas State University have developed...
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New project aims to end tail docking in pigs

A project which aims to end tail docking of pigs was launched this month. A group of seven European research institutions, including Scotland’s Rural College and Newcastle University, have been awarded €2.5M for their collaborative project ‘FareWellDock’. They hope that by decreasing tail biting risk through environmental enrichment and developing better early warning tools of impending...
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