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2011-08-29 04:42:42

  Cholesterol levels in eggs from both sources found to be lower than expected, prompting a revision in USDA guidelines Eggs produced by free-range hens are often perceived by the public to be nutritionally superior to eggs obtained from layers kept in traditional battery cages. However, a recent scientific study has called this popular perception into question by finding essentially no differences in the nutritional quality of eggs produced by hens from both management systems,...

2011-08-19 14:31:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregonians Russell Kool of Hillsboro, OR and Timmy Baker of Eugene, OR today were named winners in the Oregon Regional Finals of the Second Annual Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest held at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland this morning. These two Finalists each won a $1,000 cash prize and will compete at the Finals in person on September 30, 2011, at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, in California's...

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2011-08-19 14:28:15

Scientists have altered chicken DNA to create embryos that have alligator-like snouts instead of beaks. Experts changed the DNA of chicken embryos and enabled them to undo evolutionary progress to give the creatures snouts, which are thought to have been lost in the cretaceous period. This research of "rewinding" evolution could help set science on a new path to alter DNA in the other direction and create species better able to adapt to Earth's climate. Arkhat Abzhanov, an...

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2011-07-23 05:35:00

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is considering new regulations that would require meat and poultry producers to clearly state on their labels when their products contain added water, chicken broth, salt, or similar additives, the Associated Press (AP) is reporting. In an article published Thursday, AP's Mary Clare Jalonick cited USDA figures which stated that approximately 33-percent of poultry, 15-percent of beef, and 90-percent of pork could contain such substances. In all, she...

2011-07-21 15:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Truthful Labeling Coalition (TLC) is pleased to announce its support of a new proposal from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will require clearer and more informative labels on so-called "enhanced" meat and poultry products. This new regulation will protect consumers from the deceptive labels some processors currently use to obscure their practice of injecting saltwater solutions into their products. The TLC applauds the USDA for...

2011-07-07 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of livestock and poultry groups released a statement today regarding the proposed "compromise" on abolition of the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit and the protective tariff on imported ethanol. "We appreciate the work done by Senator Dianne Feinstein in her effort to end the VEETC and tariff," the coalition statement said. "However, the resulting compromise still provides new federal funds for corn-based ethanol, money...

2011-06-17 04:30:00

WEIFANG, China, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yuhe International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YUII) ("Yuhe" or the "Company"), a leading supplier of day-old chickens raised for meat production, or broilers, in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that its management will comment on the volatility of the Company's shares through a special conference call before the market opens on Friday, June 17, 2011. The Company will host a special conference call at 8:30 a.m....

2011-06-08 11:34:00

Company takes action in response to FDA data SILVER SPRING, Md., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that Alpharma, a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., will voluntarily suspend U.S. sales of the animal drug 3-Nitro (Roxarsone), a product used by poultry producers since the 1940s. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) The move follows a recent FDA study of 100 broiler chickens that detected inorganic arsenic, a known...

2011-05-31 21:07:47

Rutgers-Camden legal scholar notes problems If you think that you're using humanely produced eggs for your omelets or deviled eggs, think again. Egg companies recognize that most Americans care about the welfare of farmed animals and many market their eggs with labels claiming the hens were treated well. But a Rutgers"“Camden law professor warns that many of the animal welfare claims on egg cartons aren't all that they're cracked up to be. Sheila Rodriguez, a clinical associate...

2011-05-02 14:04:00

United Poultry Concerns Draws Attention to the Plight and Delight of Chickens MACHIPONGO, Va., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Respect for Chickens Day is an annual project of United Poultry Concerns dedicated to celebrating the beauty of chickens and protesting the misery of their lives in farming operations. Launched in 2005, International Respect for Chickens Day urges people to do a compassionate ACTION for chickens on or around May 4 - leafleting on a busy street...


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2005-06-01 20:48:44

The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is a large gamebird, one of a number of species of turkey (Galliformes). Adults have a bluish featherless small head, a red throat, long legs and a dark body. They have a long dark fan-shaped tail. Their wings are a glossy bronze. As with many other species of the Galliformes, they exhibit strong sexual dimorphism - males have red wattles on the throat and neck and are significantly larger than females. Their breeding habitat is found in wooded...

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