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A recent report on the circulation of A(H1N1) subtype influenza viruses in the swine population in China with evidence of zoonotic potential has alerted the world to the pandemic risk associated with swine influenza viruses.
FAO/OIE/WHO Tripartite statement on the pandemic risk of swine influenza
15 September 2020
In documents dating to 2006, government officials predicted that a pandemic would threaten critical businesses and warned them to prepare. Meatpacking companies largely ignored them, and now nearly every one of the predictions has come true.
Meatpacking companies dismissed years of warnings but now say nobody could have prepared for Covid-19
7 September 2020
Animals died of hunger and thirst after 58,000 returned to Sudan due to quarantine compromise.
3,000 sheep die after live exports rejected by Saudi Arabia
17 August 2020
A sample of frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, authorities said Thursday, the latest in a series of reports of contaminated imported food products.
Chinese officials say chicken wings imported from Brazil tested positive for Covid-19
13 August 2020
In Mexico City live itinerant markets won't be allowed to sell animals anymore, as established in the Official Gazette as of this August.
Mexico City bans the sale of animals in live itinerant markets
12 August 2020
Compiled by a team of international wildlife and veterinary experts, a new study has identified seven routes by which pandemics could occur and 161 options for reducing the risk. It concludes that widespread changes to the way we interact with animals are needed; solutions that only address one issue – such as the trade in wild animals – are not enough.
Human interactions with wild and farmed animals must change dramatically to reduce risk of another deadly pandemic
29 June 2020
Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Beatrice Fenton.
A royal re-thinking of food and farming with Prince Charles
29 June 2020
A German meatpacking plant was ordered to shut after hundreds of workers became infected by the coronavirus, adding to a string of outbreaks at slaughterhouses across Europe.
German meat plant ordered shut after Coronavirus outbreak
19 June 2020
Commercial aquaculture is at risk "of fostering future zoonotic pandemics", according to a new report by FAIRR.
Radical rethink required for global aquaculture?
12 June 2020
Nearly three-quarters of the world’s largest meat, fish and dairy companies have been graded as a ‘high’ pandemic risk and criticised for their inability to prevent the emergence of new zoonotic diseases in a new report released on Wednesday (3 June).
COVID-19 could be ‘straw that breaks meat industry’s back’ says new report
8 June 2020
The food system is on the verge of collapse. To avoid future disruptions, we cannot continue using animals to mass-produce meat, dairy, and eggs.
COVID-19 exposes flaws in animal protein production
20 May 2020
The impact of COVID-19 on the agriculture sector was the subject of an extraordinary EP Agriculture Committee meeting on Monday, which was attended by Stella Kyriakides, the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety.
COVID-19 is no excuse to delay Farm-to-Fork, says Commissioner Kyriakides
12 May 2020
Eurogroup for Animals