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Ann Reus

Ann Reus is an associate editor at WATT Global Media. Contact Reus via email at


6 key takeaways from antimicrobial resistance survey

FAO, OIE, WHO team up to find out how countries are tackling antimicrobial resistance
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) surveyed WHO member states about how they are tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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Feed additive reduces methane emissions in ruminants

Agolin says its new product also improves feed efficiency
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says 2 billion of the estimated 50 billion tons of greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted annually come from cattle. One company has created a feed additive that it says can reduce GHG emissions from cattle by 300 million tons per year.
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How to improve meat quality with feed additives

Antioxidants, organic trace minerals can slow oxidation
Meat quality can be improved by feeding animals the right feed additives, according to Alltech research scientist Rebecca Delles, who spoke at the ONE18: The Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington, Kentucky in May.
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‘Business builders’ can create a company’s growth culture

Only 2 percent of employees are ‘business builders,’ according to one expert
To create a growth culture in a business, companies must foster “business builders,” according to Damien P. McLoughlin, professor of marketing at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Ireland, who spoke at ONE18: The Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, in May.
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Scott Pruitt resigns as EPA chief

Head of Environmental Protection Agency’s tenure included many alleged ethics violations
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned amid numerous ethics investigations. EPA deputy Andrew Wheeler will take over as acting administrator on Monday.
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Glencore receives subpoena from US Department of Justice

DOJ requests documents related to money laundering, corruption investigation
Glencore, the world’s largest commodities trading house, received a subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday requesting documents for investigation into money laundering and corruption related to the company’s business in Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Venezuela from 2007 to present.
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