New Zealand's interim Climate Change Committee has released advice to the government there on how to reduce agriculture's methane and nitrous oxide emissions; it recommends a farm-level levy/rebate scheme to motivate and reward actions.
The European Commission has asked the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to assess the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) risk from allowing collagen and gelatine derived from ruminants to be fed to non-ruminant farmed animals in the EU.
Paul Featherstone, procurement director, Sugarich, a UK-based former foodstuff processing business, shares his concerns about any proposals to re-introduce swill back into the animal and, ultimately, human food chain.
Aquafeed company, BioMar, has launched a digital transparency tool, Discover, that potentially allows shoppers to scan an on-pack QR code to access precise information about the origins, sustainability and nutritional profile of seafood products.
Increased cattle production in Brazil may raise the risk of deforestation to meet feed needs; however, increasing industry transparency and cattle tracking could alleviate some of that risk, says analyst.
Mexican researchers looked at the impact of kafirins and tannins concentrations in sorghum on the ileal digestibility of amino acids and starch, and on the glucose and plasma urea nitrogen levels in growing pigs.
Land O’Lakes and Mars Wrigley are seeking new products, including feed and feed additives, services and ideas to use in an on-farm trial as part of an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on dairy farms.
Danish feed group, BioMar, said it is involved in lowering the environmental footprint of trout production in China as the Chinese government rolls out new guidance to accelerate the sustainable development of its aquaculture industry.