Booker Reintroduces Bill to Reform Farm System With Expanded Support From Farm, Labor, Environment, Public Health, Faith Based and Animal Welfare Groups Legislation would crack down on monopolistic practices, invest billions in the transition to a more resilient food system, place a moratorium on large factory farms   WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. SenatorContinue Reading

New Report by World Animal Protection Documents Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment Near US Factory Farms

NEW YORK, April 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — According to new research by World Animal Protection, a global animal welfare nonprofit organization, public waterways next to factory farms contain antibiotic resistance genes (ARG)—the building blocks of superbugs—that may pose a risk to public health. The study provides new evidence of the presenceContinue Reading

Avian flu brings forth environment, animal and human interactions

Regular monitoring of wild aquatic birds and the wild bird-poultry-wetland interface is essential to understanding avian influenza viruses’ prevalence. Proactively enhancing monitoring of wild bird and animal disease in the environment can serve as an early warning system of change/arrival of potential diseases. According to a 2020 study, there wasContinue Reading