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Piglet targeted probiotic fails EFSA efficacy test

By Jane Byrne

EFSA said it did not have enough evidence to conclude on the efficacy of a probiotic – a Bacillus subtilis strain – to improve growth when used in the diet of weaned piglets.

'We have a better understanding now of all the social and environmental impacts of any kind of expansion we could be planning in our operations - we had nothing like this before in the market,' says Michel Santos, director of sustainability, Bunge     © GettyImages/petmal

Land use tool aimed at sustainable expansion of Brazilian soy farming

By Jane Byrne

Technology is allowing producers a way to find already cleared land to grow soybeans sustainably in Brazil’s Cerrado and Amazon regions, keeping forests intact while maximizing economic returns, says a major soy trader and an environmental organization....