20 February 2013
Golden Rice has recently made international headlines following the Philippine Government’s decision to allow the plant to be released throughout its jurisdiction. Golden rice is genetically modified (GM) to have a higher content of vitamin A than other rice varieties, and Bangladesh and India are also considering adopting it.
The Philippines' decision comes hot on the heels of the “confession” by high-profile anti-GMO campaigner Mark Lynas that he was wrong to have…
February 20th, 2013
(Research Scientist in Livestock
Approximately 140 vaccines are registered for use in livestock and companion animals in Australia. Many more animals are vaccinated each year than humans.
Vaccines are used in farm animals:
to protect livestock against endemic diseases to modify reproductive performance (for instance by preventing sexual maturity in young males)
to improve food quality (for instance to reduce boar taint in pork)
to reduce the…
After a challenging year for the poultry, experts projected moderate relief in the first three months of 2013. The more costs scenario accommodated must stimulate the industry and promote the recovery of the sector, expectations that already confirmed at the beginning of the year.
In January, the poultry farmer's purchasing power has increased in almost all regions of the country, since the main inputs suffered devaluation in the period, according to the Center for advanced studies in…