Apr 22

Why is the Mycotoxin Problem Growing?

Why is the Mycotoxin Problem Growing? Dr. Johanna Fink-Gremmels, Utrecht University

Why is the Mycotoxin Problem Growing?

Why is the Mycotoxin Problem Growing?

Fungal infections in plants have been on the rise for many years. What’s more, fungal species are becoming less predictable. There are many possible reasons for these phenomena. Global warming is blamed for both droughts and flooding, which can result in high levels of mycotoxins at harvest time. Increased global trade and human mobility spread fungi beyond their original range.

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Jan 10

Transparency on Hickman's Family Farms

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Growing from 50 layers to 4 million layers, Hickman's Family Farm in Arizona is an example of how being transparent can not only boost a company's image, but their sales as well. People want to know where their food comes from and they want to feel good about it. Allowing the end consumer into the farmer's world can earn their trust and loyalty, and in turn, their business. Clint Hickman and his family farm have taken this challenge head on, teaching lessons along the way.

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Dec 12

Increased Opposition to Antibiotics in Europe and the U.S.

Increased Opposition to Antibiotics in Europe and the U.S.

The Danish Parliament has ratified a new protocol for the use of antimicrobials in animal production.  In announcing the changes which also introduced new standards for welfare, the Minister for Food Agriculture and Fisheries Metti Gjerskov stated “the new rules provide an incentive to make sure that medicine is given only to individual animals in need of treatment and not to the entire herd as a matter of course” She added “this is a significant step in the further reduction of the use of antimicrobials in farming and is a very important part in the fight against antimicrobial resista

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Dec 11

National Beef Ambassadors at Global 500

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Beef Ambassadors at Global 500

Interviews with the senior Beef Ambassadors during their visit to Alltech's Global 500.

The National Beef Ambassadors, a team of energetic college students who advocate the nutritional value of beef, were in Lexington, Ky., last week for Alltech’s Global 500. The ambassadors met with beef producers from all over the world and heard industry experts speak on complex topics such as nutrigenomics, mycotoxins and carbon footprint.

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