Uncharted territory and outrageous possibilities: The state of world feed crops in mid 2012
America's corn inventories
falling to 10 million tonnes and its stocks-to-use ratio falling below
3% is no longer impossible . Corn and soy markets are entering uncharted
territory, full of deep implications.
As healthy and nutritious food
gains popularity while fishing deteriorates, aquaculture output is
anticipated to rise 33% over the next decade, helping to meet the
world's growing demand for fish, the United Nations' food agency said
on Monday (July 9).
A new plant for the production of
betaine, a food additive for pigs and poultry, at Tereos' site in
Origny Saint Benoite, northern France has been officially opened Monday
(July 9) by French sugar, ethanol and starch maker Tereos and US
the detection of MRSA CC398 in pigs in 2004, it has emerged in
livestock worldwide. MRSA CC398 has been found in people in contact
with livestock and thus has become a public health issue. Data from a
large-scale longitudinal study in two Danish and four Dutch pig herds
were used to quantify MRSA CC398 transmission rates within pig herds
and to identify factors affecting transmission between pigs.
results indicate that MRSA CC398 is able to spread and persist in pig
herds, resulting in an endemic situation. Transmission rates are
affected by the use of selective antimicrobials and by the age of pigs.