The mutating H5N8 strain of avian flu has a high risk of human-to-human transmission, Russian authorities warned Friday.
Anna Popova, who heads Russia’s health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, made the prediction nearly a month after scientists detected the first case of H5N8 transmission to humans at a southern Russia poultry farm. news Russia Detects First Case of H5N8 Avian Flu in Humans.
It’s lunchtime in Shanghai’s leafy former French Concession, and every table is crammed at David Yeung’s new café and grocery, Green Common. Office workers and shoppers huddled against the January chill are wolfing down plates of katsu curry, noodles and spicy dumplings.
A US judge has issued a blistering condemnation of industrial farming practices. The judgment comes as one US meat giant finally settles after a six-year legal battle with plaintiffs who sued the company over the stench, flies, buzzards and truck traffic coming from its industrial swine farms in North Carolina.
Up to 3,000 cattle, probably very young male calves that are ‘of no use’ to the dairy industry, are being loaded onto a massive cargo ship in Cork today. Their destination: war-torn Libya. They’ll endure a 9-day journey before being unloaded and slaughtered mercilessly in a country whose animal welfare standards are abysmal. This trade should stop now. The Green Party is in government. Why are they silent on this horrific issue? http://Ethical Farming Ireland