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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

'Will Africa produce the food or will feeding Africa become a global challenge?'

By Jane Byrne

Africa will be home to 25% of the global population in 2050, and the demand for animal-sourced food is projected to be extraordinarily high on that continent in the coming decades, but production will be challenged to keep pace with consumption, says...

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Dispatches from World Nutrition Forum in Cape Town

‘Taxing meat is wrong, dangerously wrong’

By Jane Byrne

Policymakers globally have been weighing up the benefits of taxing meat, much in the same way as sugar, carbon emissions and tobacco. However, a Zurich based scientist and entrepreneur believes such a levy on meat would be disastrous.

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Don’t have a cow man: the prospects for feed as lab meat beckons

By Lynda Searby

In the long term, lab meat production could have a “significant” impact on feed consumption, but until there is clarity around the legislative situation and production processes, the full implications are difficult to predict, says one global feed producer.

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US: Feed industry, academic collaboration on safety

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

As concerns about the presence of African swine fever (ASF) overseas continue, a series of questions for swine producers to ask their feed companies about feed origins and feed safety measures are being developed.

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Q1 2019 animal nutrition earnings down for Cargill

By Jane Byrne

Cargill published its first quarter FY 2019 results yesterday. The US agribusiness giant said adjusted operating earnings for the period, ending 31 August, totaled $883m, nearly matching the $888m of last year’s comparative period.

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All change at the top at Louis Dreyfus Company

By Jane Byrne

Ian McIntosh, formerly chief strategy officer at agribusiness giant, Louis Dreyfus Company Holdings BV (LDCH), has been appointed the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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Tariff woes drag US outlook for soybeans

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Although both corn and soybean production are looking at large yields, the overall outlook paints separate pictures as soybean trade uncertainty weighs on the industry, said analysts.

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US: Studies track in-feed FMD, ASF infection

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Ongoing swine health research seeks to track the potential for virus-infected feed to cause the related disease in pigs, says swine health center director.