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“fish without fish” could be the next big thing sea ​​products production. Although plant-based seafood accounts for only 0.1% of seafood sales in the U.S.—less than 1.4% of the U.S. meat market is devoted to plant-based meat alternatives—venture capitalists are reportedly interested in cell-based seafood.

Germany it will end export of live animals for cultivation in foreign countries EU Campaigners say the EU is a step forward for animal welfare. In a statement, the government said it “can no longer watch animals suffer or die in agony in long transport”.

Hundreds of farmers protested the government’s plans in New Zealand tax greenhouse gas emissions from farm animals. Farm lobby group Groundswell New Zealand helped organize more than 50 protests, including large caravans of tractors and 4x4s sent to Wellington and Auckland.

US grocery store chains Walmart and Kroger They have announced that they will not be able to provide 100% cage-free eggs by 2025, a commitment made by the companies six years ago. Grocers blamed supply problems and the cost of production.

Dozens of advocacy groups have filed a lawsuit against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), alleging that the federal department has failed to develop a regulatory plan. water pollution from factory farms.

It is a very lethal form bird flu infected the commercial herd breeding chickens In Arkansas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the disease outbreak is expanding in a key southern production region. More than 49 million birds in the United States have been killed or destroyed by bird flu.

The latest global climate meeting is being held in Egypt livestock emissions are the focus. To avoid more dangerous global temperature increases, countries must reduce emissions from the agricultural sector almost completely by mid-century, including methane emissions from livestock.

A legal attempt to shut down a Senegalese fishmeal producer, a feed powder for intensively farmed cattle, ended this month with a loss. Fishermen accused him of polluting the water and air. Earlier this year, the UN said that fishmeal production in the country posed a food security risk by increasing competition and prices of edible fish.

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The government’s promise to raise the upper limit of the amount of money Environment Agency it would be nice water companies Up to £250m of sewage pollution was described as “hot air” as the Guardian revealed the regulator had been unable to impose such penalties since it was given the power to do so 12 years ago.

The Scotland’s salmon industry reportedly used loopholes to cover up environmental damage and high levels diseaseThis is stated in the report of the charity organization Wild Fish. The true picture of infection levels and the risk of spread to wild salmon and trout is being masked, the report says.

Illegal meat found in trucks Port of Dover The UK has raised concerns over the threat of a deadly African swine fever outbreak. Dover Port Health Authority (DPHA) officials found illegal meat imports in 21 of 22 trucks. Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Poland over 24 hours last month.

Active groups Extinction Rebellion and Plastic Rebellion was among those who took part in the seven-day protest outside McDonald’s North of London, the center of Europe, last week. The fast food chain’s supply line allegedly includes cattle from illegally cleared farms. Amazon.

Scientists have long tried to breed squid, but critics say the animals are unsuitable for intensive methods. Photo: Dr Ryuta Nakajima/OIST

From the Animals Farmed series

Scientists Japan they say that they have developed a fundamental method in the farm squid This could solve the basic seafood shortage. However, environmental groups say aquaculture incompatible with animal welfare.

Government efforts to protect the UK rivers After two-thirds of the farms were labeled “miserable failures.” Devon was found to cause pollution when checked by Environment Agency. According to the report, nearly nine out of 10 farms inspected do not meet the requirements and two-thirds cause pollution.

The England’s free-range chicken the sector was locked down this week after hundreds of new bird flu outbreaks. Any farms that release their laying hens or hens outdoors are now required to keep them indoors. The RSPCA said it is important to give free-ranging birds supplements that enrich their environment while they are indoors.

Scientists rushing to develop a vaccine against the world’s biggest animal disease, African swine fever. The deadly disease has killed more people 100 million pigs Since 2018, and it has proven to be a more difficult problem than scientists first thought. Reports of the virus have spread from 45 countries on five continents, forcing the culling of pigs.

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Rosie got in touch to say:

I was very concerned when I read your article about African swine flu. Not because of the disease itself, but because there is no mention of the horrible treatment and horrible conditions in which the pigs are kept, which may be why the disease is so widespread in the first place!

One image shows pigs about to be buried alive, while another shows hundreds of mud-covered pigs, some apparently injured, crammed into a small, dirty space in a sausage factory. Is this really how we want to treat other creatures on this Earth?

Steve Handley said:

Free-range animals are very misleading to the consumer because they think they live free-range all their lives. In the case of pork and pork, this simply means until they are weaned and then finished indoors on straw or concrete slabs. Pigs are intelligent and like all animals they deserve more kindness when raised.

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