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Report warns of regional food security challenges –

In short, global food demand can’t be met unless agriculture increases.

U.S. egg exports total 23.9 million dozen – The Poultry Site

This represents a 1 percent drop from last year.

Cow manure from dairy farms to power skiers’ gondola at Vermont resort – NY Daily News

Now that’s recycling.

Spain needs to import 5 million tonnes of corn –

About 5.5 million tons. That’s the amount of corn Spain needs to overcome its livestock feed shortfall.

Kelp for farmers: Seaweed becomes a new crop in America – NPR’s The Salt

Could this be a new cash crop?

FDA approves dilution of aflatoxin corn for feeds –

So far, six states have received waivers.

Food safety

Survey: Despite ongoing outbreaks, Americans see food supply as safeFood Safety News

About 60 percent of U.S. consumers are “somewhat or slightly concerned” about the safety of the U.S. food supply.

Hospital food contaminated with C. diff – WebMD

A new study shows almost a quarter of almost 100 food samples from a hospital were positive for Clostridium difficile, a bacteria of great concern in hospitals.

Animal safety

Reward offered for information on Northstar’s attack –

Officials are seeking those responsible for dousing a horse with accelerant and lighting him on fire in August. Northstar survived but 40 percent of his body received burns.

CFIA officially recognizes national biosecurity standard – The Pig Site

The standard helps prevent diseases from being transferred in and out of farms.

New rules for TB tests, cattle movement in England – Meat&

The new rules include revised surveillance, testing and cattle movement protocols.

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