Hidden water holds the key to a changing desert
Passover, which celebrates the Israelites' flight from Egypt, ended Tuesday night. Yet after the exodus, they wandered the desert for 40 more years. There, Moses struck a rock with his staff and made water ...
Germany shuts 934 bird farms, piggeries after food scare
Germany has closed 934 poultry farms and piggeries after a dioxin food scare, the agriculture ministry announced on Saturday.
Cattle health and welfare at the heart of K-State research
At any given time between 10 and 20 percent of cattle in the United States are afflicted with lameness, making it one of the most common ailments affecting feedlot and stocker calves.
Lower occurrence of atopic dermatitis in children thanks to farm animals and cats
Children whose mothers are exposed to farm animals and cats are better protected against atopic dermatitis and are less likely to develop this painful inflammation of the skin in their first two years of life. A group of ...
Food agency probes cloned cow milk claim
Food safety officials in Britain are to investigate a claim that milk from the offspring of a cloned cow was on sale for public consumption, they said Monday.
'Meat' the enemy: New food for thought from noted biochemist
(PhysOrg.com) -- Pat Brown hates animals. On your plate, that is. And he's going to do something about it.
Chicken waste turned to watts
A Nevada energy developer says it has developed an environmentally clean way of using animal waste from chicken farms across the state to light up homes and offices. Green Energy Solutions wants to convert ...
Don't Blame Cows for Climate Change
(PhysOrg.com) -- Despite oft-repeated claims by sources ranging from the United Nations to music star Paul McCartney, it is simply not true that consuming less meat and dairy products will help stop climate ...
Would Pain-Free Animals Make a More Humane Hamburger?
Computational Analysis Helps Researchers Understand Emerging H1N1 Flu Strain
As part of a broad-based effort to understand the precise genetic make-up of H1N1 - now being referred to as “swine flu” in North America - a group of virologists and computational biologists from Columbia ...
Tiny super-plant can clean up animal waste, be used for ethanol production
Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that a tiny aquatic plant can be used to clean up animal waste at industrial hog farms and potentially be part of the answer for the global energy ...
China 'moon bear' agony persists, despite successes
One by one, 13 sick and traumatised Asian black bears squeezed into tiny cages are pulled from a truck, a lifetime of agonising torture now over.
Underwater animals fart greenhouse gas: study
Humans and farm animals were known to emit harmful greenhouse gases through digestion, but German researchers said Tuesday that aquatic worms and bugs are also culprits, releasing laughing gas.
Biodiversity passes the taste test and is healthier too
Cattle and sheep grazed on natural grasslands help maintain biodiversity and produce tastier, healthier meat, according to a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The research, part of the Rural ...