The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the formation of an international committee aimed at establishing uniform guidelines for editing human DNA in ways that can be passed down to future generations.
The plan seeks to prevent and control bird flu outbreaks and help form disease-free poultry farming zones and chains, thus minimizing the disease's impact on Vietnam's public health, food safety, and trading activities.
Scientists have developed a computer program, Environmental Monitoring With an Agent-Based Model of Listeria (EnABLe), that can simulate the most likely locations in processing facilities where foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes might be found.
The discoveries were made by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources staff screening meat confiscated at Australian international airports.
Pork sausage fragments originating from China's Shandong Province and tossed out at an airport in Taiwan tested positive for African swine fever, a Taiwanese official said.
Controversial lab studies that modify bird flu viruses in ways that could make them riskier to humans will soon resume after being on hold for more than 4 years.
Through surveys and on-farm visits, researchers will gather information on topics such as biosecurity practices, economics of production-limiting diseases, animal welfare practices, antibiotic use and herd nutrition and management.
In Denmark, a method known as ‘load, close, and expose’ combined with stringent biosecurity protocols is used to eliminate the virus without incurring the substantial financial losses associated with traditional herd depopulation and repopulation methods.
A scientist in New York is conducting experiments designed to modify DNA in human embryos as a step toward someday preventing inherited diseases.
The America Feed Industry Association (AIFA) is asking compound feed, premix and feed ingredient manufacturers to reassess their biosecurity practices as African swine fever (ASF) continues to spread internationally.