Hector Badillo

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Trump’s USDA Wants to Make “Organic” Eggs Less Organic

Last week, President Donald Trump made a big deal out of his desire to eliminate what his administration sees as pernicious government regulations, …

Agriculture

New B.C. rules set minimum access to outdoors for free-range hens

Some say free-range eggs taste better, others buy them to feel good about the quality of life the hens experience — but how can consumers be …

Wearables Reveal the Secret Lives of Farm Animals

The Internet of Animals has arrived. No, not like cat-stalking zucchini gifs and skateboarding bulldog snaps (those are so 2015). Across the country, …

Chicken of Tomorrow is here today

Over the last three years, the variety of chicken that is for sale in supermarkets has changed in a major way. By the end of this year a Dutch …

Poultry breeder Aviagen culls U.S. flock over bird flu fears

By Tom Polansek<p>CHICAGO (Reuters) - Aviagen [EWESJA.UL], the world's leading poultry breeding company, has euthanized chickens at a farm in Alabama …

CORRECTED - Eggs in short supply as South Korea battles worst bird flu outbreak | Reuters

(Corrects Dec. 21 story to say about 12.2 pct of Korea’s poultry population of 163.9 mln birds was killed, not about a quarter)<p>South Korean health officials bury chickens at a poultry farm where the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus broke out in Haenam, South Korea, November 17, 2016. …

China reports first two human fatalities from bird flu this winter

Two people in China's Anhui province have died from H7N9 bird flu, the first fatalities in China among this winter's cases, while Macau reported its …

Poultry farmers urged to be vigilant over bird flu

The Department of Agriculture is urging poultry owners to remain vigilant for any signs of bird flu in their flocks.<p>Farmers are asked to maintain …

South Korea Issues Bird Flu Alert After 10 Per Cent Poultry Slaughtered

<b>Seoul:</b> South Korea on Friday issued its top bird flu alert for the first time, giving officials extra powers to contain an outbreak that has already …

South Korea

USDA rules aim to protect livestock, poultry producers

WASHINGTON — With a little more than a month left in the Obama administration, the Agriculture Department on Wednesday announced new rules aimed at …

How Chickens Are Actually Raised. For Real.

Chickens

Is my chicken coming from China, or other countries?

<b>3. Is controlled atmosphere stunning more humane and more effective than low voltage electrical stunning? What are some of the pros and cons of each</b> …

What is woody breast?

<b>Lighting</b><p>Lighting within chicken houses is customized so that birds are stimulated to be active during the day and allow for time to rest during …

We've Been Sold a Lie for Two Decades About Genetically Engineered Foods

(Photo: Unsplash)<p><i>Editor's note from AlterNet: The terms GE (genetic engineering) and GMO (genetically modified organism) are often used</i> …

Farm Animals Are Now Resistant to a Last-Resort Antibiotic

Drug resistance is a growing global health problem; experts estimate that in 2050, 10 million people will die from infections that are resistant to …

Campylobacter most prevalent in poultry in late summer

news<p>Posted: 2 December 2016 | | No comments yet<p>According to a recent study, Campylobacter is considerably more common in Finnish poultry meat towards …

NCC adds online information about poultry production, processing

Dec. 2, 2016 - by Joel Crews<p>Share This:<p>Search for similar articles by keyword: [National Chicken Council]<p>The association's Chicken Check In website …

Agriculture

USDA proposed organic livestock rule and animal welfare standards

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service announced it will be issuing a proposed rule that amends the organic livestock and poultry production …

Organic livestock and poultry rule reaches last step

USDA’s Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices rule now is pending at the White House Office of Management and Budget, the last step in the …

How Factory Farms Play Chicken With Antibiotics

The massive metal double doors open and I'm hit with a whoosh of warm air. Inside the hatchery, enormous racks are stacked floor to ceiling with …

“Organic” Chicken Is Different Than “Antibiotic-Free” And “Natural” Means Nothing

Once upon a time, not very long ago, you went to the grocery store — not a big box store, or a warehouse club or online — and bought “chicken.” Now …

Americans Want Antibiotic-Free Chicken, And The Industry Is Listening

In an age when consumers want transparency in how their food is produced, meat producers are under the microscope.<p>And the meat industry is responding: Antibiotic-free chicken is showing up everywhere you look.<p>Industry leviathans Perdue Farms and Tyson Foods have both come out with their own …

The Best Effing Chicken Recipe Ever — Seriously

<i>Finding a foolproof recipe for a kitchen staple like chicken is kind of like finding the holy grail these days. But today, you just might be in luck. Our friends at GFF Magazine have shared with us what they think could be the best chicken recipe . . . EVER. We tried the GFF Mag chicken recipe</i> …

Cooking

Curiosities: What is the difference between light and dark meat?

<b>Q What is the difference between light and dark meat?</b><p><b>A</b> "Dark muscles, because they're locomotive, are a different fiber type than light muscles, and …

H5N8 detected in poultry in Israel, Hungary, India

H5N8 avian flu has been reported in poultry in Israel, Hungary, and India, and the strain has now been detected farther west in Europe in wild birds, …

Environmental Health

South Korea confirms outbreaks of highly pathogenic bird flu at 2 poultry farms

South Korea has confirmed the country's first outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu virus at two poultry farms, an agriculture ministry official said on Friday.<p>More on this...<p>The outbreaks occurred at the farms in the central and southern parts of the country after the ministry reported …

Several countries impose import restrictions on German poultry over bird flu

Several countries have placed import restrictions on German poultry following outbreaks of bird flu in the country, German authorities said on Wednesday.<p>Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Bosnia and Herzegovina and South Africa have put import restrictions on German poultry and poultry products, the …

Poultry prices fall on lower demand amid bird flu scare

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Wall Street

Myth about hormone use in poultry still spreading

No matter how much those in the poultry industry want it to, the phrase “hormone-free chicken” just doesn’t seem like it will go away.<p>But the problem …