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Moon bears rescued from bile farms in Vietnam

Freed from captivity in tiny metal cages, seven long-suffering Asiatic moon bears have been rescued on bile farms in northern Vietnam, as efforts to end the illegal trade are boosted.

dateJun 25, 2015 in Ecology
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EU lawmakers back animal cloning ban

EU lawmakers on Wednesday backed a ban on cloning farm animals and products derived from them, citing deep public unease at the prospect they could make it onto supermarket shelves.

dateJun 17, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Q&A: Why are antibiotics used in livestock?

Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, is the latest company to ask its suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals. Here's a rundown of what's driving the decision: ...

dateMay 22, 2015 in Other
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JRC thematic report: Science for food

The JRC has released a new report on its scientific support to EU's "from farm to fork" policy which ensures Europeans enjoy safe and nutritious food, while facilitating the food industry to work under the best possible conditions. ...

dateMay 13, 2015 in Other
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Norway plans to slash subsidies to fur farms

Norwegian fur farmers denounced Tuesday a government proposal to slash financial support to the controversial industry and warned that it could lead to farm closures in vulnerable rural areas.

dateMay 05, 2015 in Ecology
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