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Senate Wants to Save You From Superbugs By Ending Farms' Overuse of Antibiotics

Image Credit: Peta Kids

In the mostly toothless fight by the Food and Drug Administration to combat the alarming rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs—a spike that can be traced in large part to the profligate overuse of the lifesaving drugs on factory farms—we can at least take heart in one thing: Someone in Washington, D.C., still seems to care about the issue. 458 more words

Health

LIVES livestock technologies praised at opening of Oromia research institute headquarters

The Oromia Agricultural Research Institute (OARI) inaugurated its new headquarters on 8 February 2015. The building houses a food science laboratory, conference centre, library, training rooms and several offices. 310 more words

Ethiopia

Ensuring Cattle Health In Dairy Farming

Almost every industry that thrives today traces its root back to the livestock industry. It is the major supply of milk and beef which is a strong presence in the diet of every household. 475 more words

Trivedi Science

Solution-oriented action research: Scaling MilkIT dairy feed innovations in India

During the December 2014 MilkIT project (Enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches) workshops in Tanzania, we caught up with two Indian participants who had been invited in their roles as significant stakeholders in dairy development in the state of Uttarakhand. 1,067 more words

Animal Feeding

Humidtropics program launches research-for-development platform in Ethiopia

National-level members of the Humidtropics research-for-development platform (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu).

Written by Zelalem Lema, research officer, innovation systems at ILRI and Dorine Odongo, communications specialist at ILRI. 616 more words

Agriculture

Year One Inventory

We can hardly believe we have been on our half acre for a year now.  The time has flown, but working with the earth through the seasons really helps us to remember the progress we’ve made over this past year. 159 more words

Livestock

BBQ contest warms up Houston livestock show, rodeo

China View

The biggest pre-party to the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo: Bar-B-QUE World Championship has kicked off at Houston NRG Park.

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Environmental