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FAO launches portal on animal welfare
Jun 01, 2009 FAO has launched a new web portal to facilitate a single access point for international and national information related to farm animal welfare. Policymakers, farmers, scientists and animal welfare experts can now access research findings, relevant legislation and policies on livestock through this online gateway.
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Bangladesh: Cattle sales crash after human anthrax outbreak
Sep 15, 2010 The cattle and livestock market saw a great dip in its sales following the human anthrax outbreak in Bangladesh. The Ministry of Health has reported nearly 500 cases in the past one month. The government has now launched an awareness campaign and claims to have sufficient supplies of livestock anthrax vaccines.
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India: Punjab confronted by the perils of Green Revolution
Feb 04, 2011 Stagnating yields, loss of biodiversity and damaged soil conditions are haunting the farmers of Punjab. The immense pressure put on soils due to intensive monocultures of wheat and paddy and displacement of other nutrient-rich crops has severely degraded its quality. Reckless fertiliser use has also deteriorated productivity and contaminated water bodies in the area.
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Food factories help viruses spread and evolve
May 27, 2009 The spread of the influenza A(H1N1) virus is linked to the way food is produced in factories, says Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment. She argues that practices like intensive poultry farming with dense animal population help viruses spread fast causing outbreak of pandemics.
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