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Big Pork Deal Comes Amid Friction Over Livestock Drug – Utne Altwire

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The proposed .7 billion sale of Smithfield Foods, America’s largest pork producer, to China’s biggest meat processing company comes amid significant trade friction between the two countries over meat and livestock.China bans ractopamine, a...

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Animal species discovered in 2013

From a legless lizard to a new rat in a remote forest, here's a look at some new species discovered so far this year.

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Gerardo Nieves's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:04 PM

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"Animal species Discovered in 2013"

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 Scoop it.com      There were 6 new species discovered in this new year of 2013,. Alot of warm blooded animals and 2 mammals. These new animals are very awesome and cool looking. Theres a new reptile, koala looking animal, rat, fish, shark, and bird. They have all been discovered this year and they are new.     The first one is a new species of reptile without legs. You might think its a snake but, its not. Its like a worm snake with scales. Its resally cool. The second is a thing called an Ollingto, its climbs trees , jumps from tree to tree, and its ki'nda like a cat+dog+ bear so its a = Catdogbear. The 3rd is a new shrew. ITS SUPER STRONG AND CAN MOVE LONG AND STUFF AND CAN LIFT MANY TIMES ITS WEIGHT. 4rth is a new shark. Its a cool shark. Its long and looks awesome. This shark can survive in low oxygen levels by increasing/sending all the blood flow to its barin and shutting down any non-function parts of its body that ts doesnt need to use. 5th is a new shark that weighs 400lbs and is at least 11ft long. 6th is a bird but, nobody really cares about birds so you know. 
Almedin Cajlak's curator insight, October 23, 2013 10:06 AM

Interesting to know. I haven't heard of it. I didn't know that the lizard don't have legs. They are a lizard, but they looks like a snake. That's how they are legless because it's the same body as the snake.

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Rising Number of Farm Animals Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks

Rising Number of Farm Animals Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
Farm-animal production provides a safety net for millions of the world's most vulnerable people, but given the industry's rapid and often poorly regulated growth, the biggest challenge will be to produce meat in environmentally and socially...

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Global population of farm animal increased 23 percent between 1980 and 2010 and they continue to rise. The reason that the population has gone up so much is because the demand for meat, eggs, and dairy products in developing countries has gone up. Concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs now account for 72 percent of poultry production, 43 percent of egg production, and 55 percent of pork production. The close quarters are a hazard to the animals because being so packed can cause them to go crazy and develop diseases.
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Five Species You Thought Were Endangered That Really Aren't (Including the ... - Slate Magazine (blog)

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Summer Rain Reimer's curator insight, December 8, 2013 1:30 PM

humpback whales really arnt endangered because of the save the whales . their speices is widely misunderstood.

praying mantises are not at all indagered their are more than 20 diffrent species of mantises. 

clouded leopards thier is no data saying that their species is in decline . we dont here about them cause their almost the last thing on the cat chart , that why poeple think they are endangered.

komodo dragon - they can be come endagered if we keep hunting on them but their not endagered yet . their are about 5,000 wild one spreaded around multiple island.

polar bears their are about 25,000 polar bears worldwide and their are about 19 subpopulation of polar bears .people think their endagered cause of global warming .

Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 3:53 PM

Cassie Chriswell: 

 

Humpback Whales- 

- estimated at 125,000, and today they probably number about 80,000 individuals.

 

Praying Mantises- 

- illegall to kill then in the United States

- more than 20 species are found in North America 

 

Clouded Leopared-

- not a leopared at all, but it is the smallest of the big cat family

 

Komado Dragons- 

- only 5,000 left on tiny little islands

 

Polar Bears- 

- some people say that it is due to global warming that they became extinct

- only 25,000 polar bears left worldwide 

Olivia Haltom's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:09 AM

i thought it was intresting to find out these animals really arent endangered.

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Genetically Modified Food Isn't As Scary As You Think - PolicyMic

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PolicyMic Genetically Modified Food Isn't As Scary As You Think PolicyMic While Washington State has been in the news more for one of its initiatives which passed last year, another recent legislative battle has caught the attention of some of the...

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Almedin Cajlak's curator insight, November 5, 2013 4:27 PM

Wow! I didn't know about this one. After reading this article, I feel like unsafe because the farmers didn't do their job to protect their food crops. It is kinda scary because the rat thing will strike them that you can't see because they're tiny. Having modified food causing tumors which is really scary because I feel like they should do their job to see what happend to their food crops they grew on the farms.

Sydney Bolyard's curator insight, December 6, 2013 11:28 AM

-       In this particular article, there is a “see-saw” discussion, per say, as to whether or not GMOs are safe or not. As far as I am concerned, I was under the impression that genetically modified foods are processed and are questionable when it comes to consumption. It is mentioned in the article that an individual has gathered information that it is possible GMOs cause cancer. It is not said whether that is true or not, but anything is possible. I, myself, prefer organic produce because I know it has not undergone any ‘voodoo’ production.

Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 6:36 PM

Cassie Chriswell: 

This article is about people responce to GMO's and if they are good or not in there eyes.  GMO's  stand for genetically modified organisms.  When you modifie food that is bacially the job that the GMO's in food do.  It could harm animals and even humans if they have to much GMO stuff in it.. But at the same time it could save a person's life.  Bacially all they do it to help grow and reproduce in the food industry. it helps us (humans) by helping us grow crops!  

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Open range laws, legal and illegal abuse by livestock interests - The Wildlife News

Open range laws, legal and illegal abuse by livestock interests - The Wildlife News | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
Open range laws, legal and illegal abuse by livestock interests
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They have a right to trample your property rights. Some say they take even more than that-.

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Josh Nelson's curator insight, September 13, 2013 7:28 PM

This could be a very interesting read, I have only read the first paragraph and will be reading the rest of it this weekend.

 

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Julianne Lowe's curator insight, September 19, 2013 1:13 PM

This artical has a ton of interesting points about, how out in the west, mostly in Idaho, Cattle and sheep farmers just let thier livestock roam around in an open area that is not fenced in. The big argument is, why are people that drive on the roads responseable for the damages of their cars, other cars, and the price of the animal if they hit the livestock that either runs out in to the road or just stands in it. The people who own the animlas love this law becuase it protects them from just about everything their animal might do. The other people don't like it because they dont want to be the ones that pay for the damages or have to clean up after the animals that are not theirs. Although this has a lot agurment is doesn't seem to be possible that the law will change soon or even in the next couple of years.