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By TRACIE CONE One dairy farm may lose 50 years of genetic development. FRESNO, Calif.
By Steve Dube FEARS that the network of abattoirs in Wales will be decimated by changes to the system of meat inspection charges have been allayed by Steve Wearne, director of Food Standards Agency Wales.
Text of report in English by South Korean news agency Yonhap SEOUL, June 21 (Yonhap) - South Korea said Saturday [ 21 June] that the United States has agreed not to export beef to South Korea from cattle older than 30 months, the latest additional measure to meet concerns here over the safety of U.S beef.
"If one person is unkind to an animal, it is considered to be cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people." - Ruth Harrison, "Animal Machines," 1964 History and literature are filled with stories of country boys who move to the city to make their mark on the world.
Despite a secretly taped video showing workers at a southern California slaughterhouse abusing sick or crippled animals, nearly all cattle bound for U.S. dinner tables are treated humanely, a cattle industry spokesman said Monday.
Several hundred of the 6,000 hogs that may have eaten contaminated pet food are believed to have entered the food supply for humans, the government said Thursday. The potential risk to human health was said to be very low.
Making a killing in the oil business is a proper American pastime but slaughtering horses and eating them is not, legendary Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens said on Monday.
By Christopher Doering WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. inspectors at one of the nation's largest kosher slaughterhouses accepted meat products as gifts and often were unaware that inhumane slaughter practices were used, according to a U.S. Agriculture Department investigation.
By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. beef is free of materials that could spread mad cow disease, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said on Thursday, but an independent report questioned whether the assurance was iron clad.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will re-arrange zoning for the poultry industry, banning farms and slaughterhouses in the teeming capital in a bid to stop the spread of the bird flu virus that has killed four people, an official said on Thursday.
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