Disease

Endemic disease focus group set up by UK meat industry

Endemic disease focus group set up by UK meat industry

By Aidan Fortune

A new UK-wide cattle and sheep industry group is to be created to speed up progress against endemic diseases and reputational challenges that cost the cattle and sheep sectors an estimated £500m per year.

A healthy cocoa pod. © GettyImages/dwart

Cocoa crop losses are 38% and rising - so what can be done?

By Niamh Michail

A staggering 38% of global cocoa is lost each year to disease or pests - and this figure looks set to rise - yet research is scant compared to rice, corn or wheat. Why is this and what is being done to reduce it?

ADM adds to patents file

ADM adds to patents file

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has been awarded three US patents for
the use of concentrated isoflavones combined with other
phytochemicals to treat blood-related diseases, cancer and
menopausal symptoms.

Blow to FMD eradication

Blow to FMD eradication

Wales will cull more sheep infected with foot-and-mouth disease,
and thousands more animals will be tested in England on Tuesday in
what farm officials say is a big blow to Britain's costly fight
against the epidemic.

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