Irish biotech company, MicroSynbiotiX Ltd, says it is making significant progress around proof of concept of its edible vaccine system, showing that it can use microalgae as an oral delivery platform to vaccinate farmed juvenile fish.
Antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) in global livestock and aquaculture production should be phased out immediately, said the FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, at a high-level UN coordination meeting on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) this week.
Awareness raising among consumers is needed to stimulate demand among downstream players if the soy supply chain is ever to get the level of palm oil in terms of responsible production and sourcing, says a representative of a French agribusiness group.
Lallemand Animal Nutrition says it is now in the process of generating mobile app versions of its rumen efficiency investigation (REI) audit tool for both the dairy and beef sectors, much like the app it has for silage evaluation, Lalsil.
Representatives of soy producing countries, under the ISGA umbrella, were involved in a recent mission to China; their aim was to ensure a more efficient biotech approval process in that Asian country.
A potential candidate in the hunt for effective alternatives to in-feed antibiotics in pig and poultry feed is resistant starch (RS) due to its prebiotic effect, say the authors of a review in Animal Nutrition.
The USDA has published a list of international and domestic businesses it claimed are using fraudulent organic program certificates. The move forms part of the agency's efforts to maintain the integrity of the US feed and food labeling system.