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Sustainable livestock production is possible: New research advocates use of pastures with shrubs and trees

Sustainable livestock production is possible: New research advocates use of pastures with shrubs and trees | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
Consumers are increasingly demanding higher standards for how their meat is sourced, with animal welfare and the impact on the environment factoring in many purchases.
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Nearly One In 10 US Watersheds Is 'Stressed'; Demand For Water Outpacing ... - Huffington Post

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Why This Millionaire Is Attempting To Live On Just $4.50 A Day

Why This Millionaire Is Attempting To Live On Just $4.50 A Day | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
Panera Bread founder and CEO Ron Shaich earns about $3 million a year.
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I think the interesting thing that most americans dont realize is that the FARM BILL is connected to all of this, and not the way that you think.  If you look at % of money that goes into the farm bill and goes into the USDA, and then look at the money that goes into food stamps, I think that most people would be shocked.

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Almedin Cajlak's curator insight, November 5, 2013 3:38 PM

I think it is pretty nice that people will save money to help people who have food stamps. I was shocked when this person don't spend more than $4.50 on food. This person doesn't want to spend a lot of money on food because he wanted to save them so it will goes into food stamps. It is called a farm bill, people should know that and not the way they think.

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Hey Chipotle

Hey Chipotle | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
“Come with me, and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination, take a look and you’ll see in to your imagination. We’ll begin with a spin traveling in a world of my creation.” This is exactly what yo...
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*I do not claim this as my own*

 

This is a great article that everyone needs to read!!!

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Alexandra Sheats's curator insight, September 18, 2013 10:32 AM

I think that this article is correct. It states that if Chipolte had "Integrety" then they wouldn't be putting other companies/farmers down. 

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Live exports crucial: Truss - Agriculture - Livestock - Cattle Beef - Queensland Country Life

Live exports crucial: Truss - Agriculture - Livestock - Cattle Beef - Queensland Country Life | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
STRONGER Australian livestock exports - not just to Indonesia - are on the priority list for the newly elected Coalition government, says federal Nationals leader and incoming deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss.
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FACTORY FARMING

FACTORY FARMING | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
Traditional farming methods were transformed in the 1920s when it was discovered that vitamins A and D could be added to animal feed and allow livestock to be raised without exercise and sunlight for growth.
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As Superbugs Rise, New Studies Point To Factory Farms (Op-Ed) - LiveScience.com

As Superbugs Rise, New Studies Point To Factory Farms (Op-Ed) - LiveScience.com | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
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For decades, scientists have been teasing out the link between the abuse of antibiotics on livestock farms and the rise of superbug infections in humans.
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Interesting, would like more facts and statistics on the subject matter than just one case.  

 

Going into a differnt but same topic,

 

Being a person who grew up on a farm, I personally feel that i am more resistant to getting sick and diseases.  I feel my immune system is lot better than a normal person for being indroduced the things I have going out and helping my father plant and harvest the crops and being in the pig and cattle barns when I was little.  I am not sure if there is any scientific data behind it, it would be an interesting study to do. 

 

I dont know if this can be related to the antibiotics but in terms of immunity, I feel that living on a farm has helped.

 

 If you know if I am completly imagining all of this and thinking a lie please let me know.

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The Experiment Is on Us: Science of Animal Testing Thrown into Doubt

The Experiment Is on Us: Science of Animal Testing Thrown into Doubt | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it

New scientific research has cast grave doubt on the safety testing of hundreds of thousands of consumer products, food additives and industrial chemicals.

 

Everyday products, from soft drinks and baby foods, to paints, gardening products, cosmetics and shampoos, contain numerous synthetic chemicals as preservatives, dyes, active ingredients, or as contaminants. Official assurances of the safety of these chemicals are based largely on animal experiments that use rabbits, mice, rats and dogs.

 

But new results from a consortium of researchers and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggest such assurances may be worthless 

 

In summary, repeated experiments confirmed that, when it comes to inflammation, mice and humans have little in common, a finding important enough in itself given the prevalence of inflammation-related diseases in humans. These include allergies, celiac disease, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and autoimmune diseases.


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Kassidi Cadle's curator insight, September 25, 2013 6:35 AM

This article is saying that the animal testing is turning out to be a waste of time. The mice that we do all the testing on is not even related to humans.

Trevor Lakes's curator insight, September 25, 2013 7:58 AM

this states that the testing on mice that the united states does actually doesnt help since mice and humans are closely related.

Sydney Bolyard's curator insight, December 6, 2013 8:29 AM
Throughout this lengthy article, the topic of animal testing is discussed. My personal opinions override further understanding of this testing because I am 100% this action. Animals have rights and privileges that should not be taken away from them. Not only that, but animal testing is completely inhumane. Before you do anything to an animal, you should think about if you would do the same to a human being. If the answer is no, you shouldn’t go through with the testing. 
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Genetically Modified Food Isn't As Scary As You Think - PolicyMic

Genetically Modified Food Isn't As Scary As You Think - PolicyMic | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
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 1:27 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 8:28 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.

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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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'Grassroots action' in livestock feeding to help curb global climate change - Phys.Org

'Grassroots action' in livestock feeding to help curb global climate change - Phys.Org | Animal Sciences | Scoop.it
'Grassroots action' in livestock feeding to help curb global climate change Phys.Org In a series of papers to be presented next week, scientists offer new evidence that a potent chemical mechanism operating in the roots of a tropical grass used for...
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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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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 10:13 AM

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.

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Ohio livestock prices - Sacramento Bee

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