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Antibiotics in Agriculture, Perceptions

Antibiotics in Agriculture, Perceptions | Animal Science | Scoop.it

What are the perceptions & realities of antibiotics used in animals raised for food? 

http://www.trufflemedia.com/agmedia/video/27835/dr-richard-raymond-antibiotics-used-animals-raised-food

Dr. Richard Raymond, Consultant, looks at the perceptions and realities of antibiotics used in animals raised for food. Dr. Raymond looks at several cases and studies, identifying some of the issues and concerns by consumers.

 

From the 2013 NIAA Symposium Bridging the Gap Between Animal Health and Human Health, November 12-14, 2013, Kansas City, MO, USA.


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Three young men die after electrocuted in fish farm accident

Three young men die after electrocuted in fish farm accident | Animal Science | Scoop.it
Initial investigation finds evidence that one of the three was installing a new feeding device when he was electrocuted; other 2 men died trying to save him. (Israel: Aquaculture and Electricity ....?

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Herbicides for GMOs Driving Monarch Butterfly Populations to 'Ominous' Brink

Herbicides for GMOs Driving Monarch Butterfly Populations to 'Ominous' Brink | Animal Science | Scoop.it
Published on Thursday, March 14, 2013 by Common Dreams Scientist: "If we pull the monarchs out of the system, we're really pulling the rug out from under a whole lot of other species" - Lauren McCa...
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GMO's are genetically modified organisms and include GMC's (genetically modified crops). Many farmers plant crops resistance to the milk-weed killing herbicide glyphosphate. That in turn  made the monarch butterflies' food source almost gone. There has been a 59% drop in the monarch population. According to Taylor, head of the WWF in Mexico, the monarchs have lost over 120 million acres- 150 million acres of milkweed. That is an enormous amount, and may cause the butterflies to go extinct if they don't find an alternate food source.

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Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics, Environment, Ethics, and the Future - Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 38(1):

Agricultural Biotechnology: Economics, Environment, Ethics, and the Future - Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 38(1): | Animal Science | Scoop.it
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Genetically Modified (GM) crops have been highly beneficial to humans. Even with that there are ethical issues that come along with it. Some believe the manipulating life at all is unethical. Some think that manipulation can be harmful to the environment. Though those issues are present, it is true that since adopting GM crops, a significant amount of benefical aspects have come with it.

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The Long, Slow Decline of the U.S. Sheep Industry - KVNF Public Radio

The Long, Slow Decline of the U.S. Sheep Industry - KVNF Public Radio | Animal Science | Scoop.it
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The Long, Slow Decline of the U.S. Sheep Industry
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Over the last 20 years, the number of sheep in this country has been cut in half.
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The sheep industry has been declining since its peak in the 1940s. Though that is a fact, it is also true that over the last 20 years, the number of sheep in the United States has been cut in half. One of these reasons is due to the preference in clothing in humans. The clothing industry has been using more and more human-like fibers such as nylon, rayon, and polyester; they are more common to use in clothing now as opposed to wool. Also, in the 1960s, the average person in the U.S ate about 4.5 pounds of lamb in a year. In 2011, it was reported that the lamb consumed in a year has dropped to less than a pound. Addtionally, circumstances like the drought have played into the unfortunate decline of the sheep industry.

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Chicken Meat Sold in USA Contains Arsenic - Guardian Express

Chicken Meat Sold in USA Contains Arsenic - Guardian Express | Animal Science | Scoop.it
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Chicken Meat Sold in USA Contains Arsenic
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The FDA has finally gone on record and confessed that chicken meat which is sold in the USA contains arsenic.
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The majority of the people in the United States eats chicken, or has eaten chicken at least once in their life. What you don't know is that chicken contains arsenic. Arsenic is a chemical known to cause cancer and that is deadly in large amounts. Aresenic is put into the chicken by man and is supposedly found in the meat. The FDA, until now, hd rejected these reports and allegations. The FDA and the poultry industry claim that the chicken is safe to eat, but will you take the risk?

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Sarah Glauber's comment, December 4, 2013 6:02 PM
This scares me, hearing that chicken is being sold and people are getting sick. They producers knew before hand that the chicken contained arsenic.
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New AgGag Law: Reporting Corporate Factory Farm Abuses to be Considered "Act of Terrorism"

New AgGag Law: Reporting Corporate Factory Farm Abuses to be Considered "Act of Terrorism" | Animal Science | Scoop.it

Jan 24, 2013 - Three states are the latest states to introduce Ag-Gag laws and lawmakers in 10 other states introduced similar bills in 2011-2012.

How do you keep consumers in the dark about the horrors of factory farms? By making it an “act of terrorism” for anyone to investigate animal cruelty, food safety or environmental violations on the corporate-controlled farms that produce the bulk of our meat, eggs and dairy products.

And who better to write the Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act, designed to protect Big Ag and Big Energy, than the lawyers on the Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force at the corporate-funded and infamous American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).@AlexExposed.... http://www.alternet.org/environment/shocking-reporting-factory-farm-abuses-be-considered-act-terrorism-if-new-laws-pass?akid=9977.237541.HdOWdv&rd=1&src=newsletter783554&t=7

 

THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT FREE REIN AT AND DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW:

 

CAFOs "ANIMAL CONCENTRATION CAMPS" - WHEN EVERYTHING BECOMES A COMMODITY FOR THE QUARTERLY BOTTOM LINE When Everything Becomes a Commodity for the Bottom-Line http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2428996999/cafos-animal-concentration-camps-when-everything-becomes-a-commodity-for-the-bottom-line

 

 


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Ag-Gag laws are laws that prevent media and others from spilling out unethical or illegal practices about factory farms. Factory farms are farms that have very little space for the animals and are considered "cruel". North Dakota, Montana, and Kansas have already passed laws similar to these, but New Hampshire, Wyoming, and Nebraska are all considering it. These factory farm owners say that if others leak information, it should be considered as a "act of terroism" for the lone fact that people get angry and try to free animals or destroy properties. The ethical decision would alone to be save the animals, but the consequential factors are how that would affect our animal agriculture industry today without factory farms. 

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CineversityTV's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:27 AM

The food industry is allowed to poison the people, but the people are not allowed to share info on this sick food industry. We call that fascism.