Influenza

The bird flu time bomb

The bird flu time bomb

Asian countries vaccinating against bird flu will be carrying out
an uncontrolled experiment in viral evolution that could ultimately
lead to a human pandemic, according to an article in New
Scientist.

Grain exports remain buoyant

Grain exports remain buoyant

Fears that declining poultry production in Asia could decimate the
grain export market remain unfounded, according to International
Grains Council assistant executive director Richard Woodhams. He
also told FoodProductionDaily.com...

Canadian poultry ban

Canadian poultry ban

ollowing the announcement at the end of last week that a case of
bird flu had been discovered on a Canadian poultry farm,
international authorities have responded by banning all imports of
poultry and related products from Canada.

Is Asia's pork industry next?

Is Asia's pork industry next?

A deadly strain of bird flu has been detected in several Vietnamese
pigs, heightening concern that the aggressive virus could decimate
pork production in Asia. However, the United Nations Food and
Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has...