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Tweaking swine diets may alter GHG emissions

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Altering dietary protein and fiber levels could play a role in changing emissions of methane and ammonia from swine and excreta when using intensive production systems, say researchers.

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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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UK university exports crop science expertise to China

By Lynda Searby

Scientists at the University of Nottingham are working with one of China’s biggest feed and pig producers to “transform” Southwest China’s feed industry by increasing the nutritional value of crops via genetic engineering.

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Bühler looks to optimize feed and food drying

By Jane Byrne

Bühler has launched a cloud-based digital feed and food drying service, MoisturePro, that it says boosts yield, while reducing costs and the environmental footprint of thermal processing in the feed and food industries.

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'Agriculture Bill lacks trade detail'

By Jane Byrne

Lack of details on trade and failure to acknowledge food as a ‘public good’ within the UK government’s Agriculture Bill are disappointing, said the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) a trade group that counts the UK feed sector among its member...