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Ham inquiry over salmonella outbreak

Ham inquiry over salmonella outbreak | Animal Science | Scoop.it
The source of an outbreak of salmonella in north Wales is potentially linked to cooked ham - as 36 more cases are reported in England.

Via Josh Nelson
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The number of confirmed cases had risen to 57 - 36 of them in England.

They range from a seven-month-old baby to a pensioner of 87. Nine people have been treated in hospital.

Experts from Public Health Wales (PHW) have been working with Public Health England, the Food Standards Agency and environmental health officers to find possible links between the cases and trace the source of the outbreak, after it was initially reported last month.

The suppliers have still not been traced but the link to cooked ham is common in the cases so far.

Cases have also been reported in places as far apart as the north east of England and Norfolk.

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Brendan Forester's curator insight, September 18, 2013 6:53 PM

In England a Salmonella outbreak has occurred. 57 cases have been reported. Butchers that sell cooked ham have spread it. The butchers have not been found yet but this is so unusual that it probably couldn’t have been a coincidence. The good thing about this is that it is very curable.

Caitlin Quilter's curator insight, September 19, 2013 11:30 AM

57 cases salmonella have been reported, 36 of which are in England. The outbreak has thought to have been linked to ham. Researches don't know for sure that ham is the culpret, but most of the patients have reported that they remember eating ham. Many butchers have been tested, but no salmonella has been found. I think it's scary to think that this could become a huge outbreak like the last time. My family eats ham mostly durng the Holidays, so by then I hope that it's not spread here or even still existing at all. 

Leah Mauch's curator insight, October 9, 2013 9:04 AM

36 new cases of salmonella have been reported, from infants to 80 year old prisoners. but no one is sure if it is truely salmonella. The people who seem to have it also have bad hygiene, so they are keeping an eye on it to see what is really happening.

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How the GMO Debate is Framed - Discover Magazine (blog)

How the GMO Debate is Framed - Discover Magazine (blog) | Animal Science | Scoop.it
How the GMO Debate is Framed
Discover Magazine (blog)
The business journalist Marc Gunther has a really good article at the Guardian on yet another battle brewing on the GMO front.
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GMO process potatoes have been found by the Discover Magazine blog and the GMO debate has now been framed and the public is not happy! Some individuals claim that they will refuse to eat at another McDonalds again although McDonalds companies are not taking any shame to these claims. GMO can harm an individual if too much is consumed. The public claims that they want REAL potatoes and not some genetically enhanced even if they do "taste better".

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Michael Vick gets a dog

Michael Vick gets a dog | Animal Science | Scoop.it

(CNN) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who served 18 months in federal prison for bankrolling a deadly dogfighting ring, now has a dog.

 

"I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family's decision to care for a pet," he said in a statement released Thursday. "As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals."

 

He added that "our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family."

 

"This is an opportunity to break the cycle," Vick said. "To that end, I will continue to honor my commitment to animal welfare and be an instrument of positive change."

 

In 2010, Humane Society President Wayne Pacelle told HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell that the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback shouldn't get a pet immediately and should have to meet certain benchmarks whenever he did.

 

But Pacelle, whose group has worked with Vick in public outreach efforts, said it would be wrong to close the door to his ever having a dog again.

 

Under the terms of his conviction, Vick had been barred from owning an animal.


The NFL suspended Vick in August 2007 after he pleaded guilty to a federal charge of paying for a dogfighting operation in Virginia. He returned to the NFL in 2009...

 

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Via Billy Corben
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Michael Vick was suspended from the NFL in August of 2007 for pleading guilty to the federal charge of forced dogfighting and served 18 months in federal prison. Vick returned to the NFL in 2009 (although many people regret this decision of his) and he claims to be a new man. Vick has been working in public outreach programs and said it would be wrong to close the door to owning a dog. Vick has now purchased a new dog now and claims that he needs to teach his children to develop a healthy relationship with animals. Vick claims to respect animal welfare and proposes to keep the health of animals in mind.

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Melissa's curator insight, September 3, 2013 5:25 AM

wow. congrats to your new pooch :D

Olivia Haltom's curator insight, December 6, 2013 9:37 AM

this article is about michael Vick getting another dog, after getting in trouble for dog fighting.i feel like he did this, just so people will veiw him as a better person.

 

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Can biotech crops save us from climate change?

Can biotech crops save us from climate change? | Animal Science | Scoop.it
Biotechnology may help offset the effects of climate change and help increase food production, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA).
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It is now believed by ISAAA that biotechnology will help with a healthy processing of foods. The production will give off less waste than ever before. The food production will increase as well. The group is known as the International Service for the Acquisition of Agribitech Applications. More information is said to be given later on.

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Why Every Parent Should Know About the Ag-Gag Bill and Animal Cruelty on Farms

Why Every Parent Should Know About the Ag-Gag Bill and Animal Cruelty on Farms | Animal Science | Scoop.it

 April 12, 2013 Huffington Post

Corporate accountability and transparency should be a business practice that all major companies adopt and implement. If you don't have anything to hide, then why not disclose exactly how you do business? Instead, Big Agriculture is trying to deter an honest depiction of what is really happening. To make it illegal for people to disclose information about the inner workings of your business makes it hard for me to trust the product you are selling.

 Industrial farms that host tens of thousands of livestock are breeding grounds for disease, so antibiotics are used to protect the animals. But those animal antibiotics are then ingested by humans, which can make human antibiotics less effective. Additionally, sometimes the diseases grow resistant to the antibiotics and persist or mutate. Humans eating these sick animals can get sick themselves, like in the case of salmonella and other food-borne illnesses... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/toni-nagy/why-every-parent-should_b_3064957.html

 

Nation of Change, September 21, 2013
CORPORATIONS/LOBBYISTS RULE: GOODBYE ORGANIC EGGS
 PROPOSED FDA FOOD SAFETY RULES SUPPORT FACTORY FARM CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND THREATEN TRUE FAMILY FARMING - : http://www.nationofchange.org/proposed-fda-food-safety-rules-support-factory-farming-threaten-family-farms-1379774141

 

THE RISE OF THE 'DESIGNER' FARM ANIMAL  http://action.raw.info/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=119&ea.campaign.id=22518&ea.tracking.id=1174f49c&utm_campaign=raw&utm_source=shared&utm_medium=link

 

         +++++++++++++++"ENVIROPIGS" +++++++++++++++++++

 

Rather Than Find An Alternative to Extreme Factory Farming, The Biotech Industry is altering our animals to keep "more of the same" mega-profit factory farming going, with little regulation, oversight, or labeling for consumers:

 

PATENT FOR A PIG:  BIOTECH SCIENTISTS "IMPROVE" TRANSGENIC GMO "ENVIROPIGS" http://sco.lt/7hrnF3

 

BLIND, FOOTLESS CHICKENS FOR FUTURE CAFO FACTORY FARMS  http://farmwars.info/?p=7897

 

THE RAW TRUTH OF FACTORY FARMING http://www.raw.info/

#GMO

                                                

                                                    VIDEO

***** FULL GROWN CHICKEN IN 49 DAYS -  Growth Hormones For Rapid Growth, 'Efficiency' and Fast Profits http://sco.lt/5Za1o1

 

 

 

August 4, 2013 New York Time
MEGA U.S. HOG FARMS BATTLING TO CONTAIN DEADLY VIRUS... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/05/us/hog-producers-battling-to-contain-virus-that-has-killed-piglets-by-the-thousands.html

 

 

                         AN IMAGE SAYS A THOUSAND WORDS
           Google Image Search " Factory Farming http://ow.ly/k2pgD

 

                                               WATCH: 

VIDEO:

*******MAKE IT POSSIBLE - IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMING http://ow.ly/k2pnE

 

June 17, 2013 Treehugger

NEED TO KNOW: AG GAG LAWS ARE GROWING THREAT TO FREE SPEECH AND FOOD SAFETY http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/ag-gag-laws-are-growing-threat-free-speech-and-food-safety.html

 

DO YOU KNOW HOW YOUR MEAT IS REALLY RAISED? 'Ag-gag' laws to impact beyond US - Animals Raised in Corporate Concentration Pens http://sco.lt/8Nvo0H

 

Mother Jones July/August Issue
GAGGED BY BIG AG http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/06/ag-gag-laws-mowmar-farms

 

 

                                          --- WATCH ---

 

July 23, 2013 Democracy Now
VIDEO REPORT
**** Journalists, Animal Rights Advocates File Lawsuit Against Utah "Ag-Gag" Law  http://www.democracynow.org/2013/7/23/headlines/journalists_animal_advocates_file_lawsuit_against_utah_ag_gag_law

 

VIDEO INVESTIGATION

April 9, 2013 - Democracy Now

**** AFTER ACTIVISTS COVERTLY EXPOSE ANIMAL CRUELTY IN FACTORY FARMS, SHOULD THEY BE TARGETED WITH "AG-GAG" LAWS? http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/9/debate_after_activists_covertly_expose_animal

 

 

 

MORE, BIGGER, FASTER : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD: ANTI-WHISTLE BLOWER AG-GAG LAWS http://sco.lt/5n7fqD

 


une 6, 2013 Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
INVESTIGATION: UNDERSTANDING SHUANGHUI'S ACQUISTION OF USA LARGEST HOG FACTORY FARM OPERATION, SMITHFIELD http://www.iatp.org/blog/201306/%E2%80%9Ctwo-converging-rivers%E2%80%9D-understanding-shuanghui%E2%80%99s-acquisition-of-smithfield

 

                                                 VIDEO

                        by PAUL McCARTNEY  (Former "Beatle")

THE WEBSITE THE MEAT INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE                                        http://www.meat.org/

 

 


Via pdjmoo
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Farmers are trying to do more to ensure animal safety in farms. Being honest about animal health is a big concern. If an animal has something wrong, the selling of the animal should contain all of the info about the animal. Honesty in the purchasing of animals is very critical. Many farms for breeding are grounds for disease. More antibiotics are being used to ensure animal safety. These animals are being consumed by humans so they are consuming the antibiotics as well so their bodies are becoming less immune to the antibiotic. Scientists suggest that antibiotic use should be limited on farms to ensure more human safety on farms.

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Trevor Boyne's curator insight, September 24, 2013 6:32 PM

This article talked about many different things, one of the things it talked about was the new gag law. This law states that it is illegal to video tape animal farms without permission. It has been implemented in 5 states already. It also talked about the health of the animals. In the small cramped spaces the animals develop diseases, when they take antibiotics we also recieve these antibiotics. AS we keep consuming these drugs our body becomes immune so when its time for us to really need an antibiotic it might not work.

Olivia Haltom's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:11 AM

i think that if they didnt have anything to hide, then people would know more about what is going on.

pdjmoo's curator insight, December 6, 2014 3:21 PM

                              AND IT HAPPENS WITH SEAFOOD TOO


                         TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER.  SHOULD WE?

                                           WILD vs FARMED FISH

                                        The Terrible Price We Pay

                                            http://sco.lt/6jhIJd


                                           **** WATCH ****

                                               Lovely Video

                                          MAKE IT POSSIBLE

                    IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT FACTORY FARMING

                                            http://ow.ly/k2pnE


- ▶ MORE ON AG GAG LAWS AND FACTORY FARMS http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?q=AG+GAG+LAWS#post_1716244040