Global alliance Farming for Generations launches to transform dairy farming towards regenerative agriculture

Paris, 26 June 2019 – Eight agricultural sector leaders announced Farming for Generations, a unique, global collaboration to support dairy farmers to adopt regenerative agricultural practices that preserve and renew our planet’s resources, respect animal welfare and ensure the long-term economic viability of farms for the next generation.

Recognizing that the food system needs to […]

Update: African swine fever spreads into Southeast Asia

African swine fever (ASF), a viral and devastating disease to pigs but harmless to humans, has crossed borders into additional countries in Southeast Asia.

Last February, public health authorities reported multiple ASF cases spreading from China into Vietnam, forcing pork producers to make the call on millions of animals.

Later in April, the virus made […]

Potential increase of histamine outbreaks in Europe: What can seafood producers do to prevent an outbreak?

Histamine outbreaks could be an increasing problem in the old continent for some years to come.

Also known as scombroid food poisoning, histamine food poisoning (HFP) is a foodborne illness that results from the consumption of fish containing high levels of histamine due to inadequate storage or poor processing.

In 2017 alone, this allergy-like […]

Third annual Neogen 5K breaks previous records

The numbers are in — the third annual Neogen 5K, which took place May 11 in Lansing, Michigan and raises money for the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, has smashed previous fundraising records out of the water.

Together with 5K participants and community partners, we’re able to donate $27,000 this year to the Sparrow Foundation, which collects […]

How horse health clinics build trust and save animal lives

Veterinarians don’t just serve animals — they serve communities, and the individuals living and working within them. To do so, they need trust. And when trust is born, lives are saved.

The North American Amish community is a traditionalist population that abstains from many modern lifestyle conventions, like unnecessary use of electricity, phones, and […]

Happy First World Food Safety Day!

Today, June 7, 2019, marks the first-ever World Food Safety Day, an occasion to celebrate the importance of food safety.

Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) back in December 2018, World Food Safety Day is intended to raise awareness about foodborne illness.

So, what is about food safety that we need to know? […]