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Researchers Casting New Light On Diet Of Ancient Pacific Settlers
2014-03-06 13:48:55

University of Otago Researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago studying 3000-year-old skeletons from the oldest known cemetery in the Pacific Islands are casting new light on the diet and lives of the enigmatic Lapita people, the likely ancestors of Polynesians. Their results—obtained from analyzing stable isotope ratios of three elements in the bone collagen of 49 adults buried at the Teouma archaeological site on Vanuatu's Efate Island—suggest that its early Lapita...

2014-03-06 08:29:02

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Eggland's Best Organic eggs have been selected as a winner of Prevention's 100 Cleanest Packaged Foods Awards. Eggland's Best eggs come from hens fed a proprietary, all-vegetarian diet and are held to strict quality, freshness and nutritional standards. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130212/NY57963LOGO Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130212/NY57963LOGO...

2014-02-26 23:26:55

Processed Poultry Meat market report categorizes the global market on the basis of types, product types, market players and the trade between various geographical regions. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/poultry-processing-equipment-market-1320.html) (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 According to a new market research report, “Processed Poultry Meat & Poultry Meat Processing Equipment Market By Types (Chicken, Turkey, Ducks), By Product Type (Fresh Processed, Raw Cooked,...

2014-02-26 08:32:45

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Poultry enthusiasts will have a chance to win everything needed to stage their own coup -- from an actual brand new coop to a dozen pullet chicks -- during the Nutrena® Farm Team Challenge Sweepstakes. The online contest runs March 1 through April 30, 2014. Consumers can visit www.FarmTeamChallenge.com to enter, print a coupon for a discount on poultry feed, and participate in an interactive "farm team" puzzle challenge. "The sweepstakes...

2014-02-24 23:22:06

HPP equipment market report sub-segments the global market by the types of equipment in terms of orientation and vessel sizes, their food applications, geography. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/hpp-market-1274.html) (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 The report “HPP (High Pressure Processing) Market by Equipment Type (Orientation, Vessel Size), Application (Meat, Seafood, Beverage, Fruit & Vegetable), Product Type (Meat & Poultry, Seafood, Juice, Ready Meal, Fruit &...

2014-02-21 23:03:02

The meat processing equipment market report categorizes the market on the basis of types, product types, such as pre-cooked meat products, raw-cooked meat products. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/meat-processing-equipment-market-1253.html) (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 The report “Processed Meat and Meat Processing Equipment Market by Types (Beef, Pork, Mutton, Others), by Product Types (Fresh Processed, Raw Cooked, Pre-Cooked, Raw-Fermented, Cured, Dried, Others), by...

2014-02-20 16:27:14

'Chicken Roost' to serve as source for consumers WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Chicken Council (NCC) has launched a new website, www.ChickenRoost.com, which features information on issues such as animal welfare, food safety, environmental stewardship, antibiotic use and the modern partnership between farmers and chicken companies. The site was developed as a follow-up to last year's inaugural Chicken Media Summit hosted by NCC and the U.S....

2014-02-12 08:31:33

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) sent a letter to Mike Brown, president of the National Chicken Council (NCC), condemning the trade association's new guidelines for the humane treatment of the 9 billion chickens raised for meat each year in the United States. NCC claims that their guidelines are based on scientific knowledge and the principle that chickens raised for food should be cared for in ways that prevent or minimize fear,...

2014-01-30 08:27:04

DALLAS, January 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, "Processed Poultry Meat & Poultry Processing Equipment Market By Type (Chicken, Turkey, Ducks), By Product Type (Fresh Processed, Raw Cooked, Pre-Cooked, Raw-Fermented, Cured, Dried), By Poultry Meat Processing Equipment Type & By Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018" published by MarketsandMarkets, Global poultry meat market was $ 179,551.2 million in 2012 and is expected...

2014-01-24 12:21:22

Today's egg production is more efficient than previous decades and leaves a smaller environmental footprint PARK RIDGE, Ill., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in Poultry Science shows that while U.S. egg production has increased over the past 50 years, the industry has also been able to significantly decrease its environmental footprint. Researchers conducted a lifecycle analysis of U.S. egg production from 1960 to 2010 to evaluate environmental performance measures for the...


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Yokohama
2014-07-15 06:54:19

The Yokohama is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Japan, although the modern type was developed in Europe using the original founders of the breed. These include the Minohiki, which was the primary breed used to develop the Yokohama, and the Onagadori, which became more well known in Europe than the Minohiki. The Yokohama varies in weight depending upon the type and sex, with standard size individuals ranging between four and five pounds and bantam types reaching smaller...

Polish chicken
2014-07-07 14:10:21

The Polish chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Europe, although its exact origin is unknown. Some suggest that the breed descended from Asian chickens brought to the area during medieval times, while others assert that the breed could have descended from Italian or Spanish chickens. Despite the debate about its origins, it was given a standard in the Netherlands in the sixteenth century. It was introduced into the United States of America in the early nineteenth...

Brahma chicken
2014-07-07 08:45:02

The Brahma chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the United States by crossing chickens that were imported from Shanghai, China and the Chittigong chicken from Bangladesh, although this origin has been the subject of debate. It was first introduced into England in 1852, where a dark color variety would be created and later shipped to the United States and accepted by the American Poultry Association in 1874. It was the most popular meat bird between the 1850s and the...

New Hampshire chicken
2014-07-07 08:11:54

The New Hampshire chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of New Hampshire in the United States of America. It was developed using Rhode Island red chickens and selective breeding was used to produce a different breed with rapid maturity and feather growth and enhanced egg laying abilities. The breed was accepted as an official breed by the American Poultry Association in 1935. The New Hampshire chicken varies in weight depending upon the sex, with cocks...

Delaware chicken
2014-07-07 06:57:27

The Delaware chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in the state of Delaware in the United States of America during the early part of the twentieth century by crossing New Hampshire hens with barred Plymouth Rock roosters. The breed was officially established in 1940 after George Ellis chose to breed the sports, or chickens with a light white or silver coloration, that were produced from broiler chickens. Because the area in which this breed was bred was the most...

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