News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.
Benjamín Ruiz

Benjamín Ruiz

Benjamin Ruiz es editor en jefe de Industria Avicola. Por correo electrónico a Benjamin Ruiz is an editor of Industria Avicola.


Eating cage-free eggs with plastic in our bellies

The growing contamination, especially of plastic, deserves immediate action not only from the general public, but from the poultry industry.
Benjamín Ruiz: "How it's possible to devote time, money and efforts to get hens out of their cages, to promote their supposed welfare, when we have this problem on top of us, along with others."
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Chicken and eggs on World Food Day

The poultry industry could be the answer to the search for healthy and accessible food
Benjamín Ruiz analyzes the campaign for the celebration of World Food Day and how poultry could play a fundamental role in this process.
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Antimicrobials in poultry: what is at stake?

The declaration of the International Egg Commission regarding the use of antimicrobials in the poultry industry leaves a series of questions to analyze.
Benjamín Ruiz analyses the recent statement issued by the International Egg Commission on the use of antimicrobials in the poultry industry.
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With small poultry farms, everyone wins

In countries like France and the Netherlands, poultry farms are small, but it does not mean that they do not have relations with each other
Benjamín Ruiz tells his experience visiting a small poultry farm in France with both types of egg production: in cages, and free-range.
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ALA: A chicken wing that flies

Latin America is the only region in the world with a poultry producers' organization, the Latin American Poultry Association, that holds a congress every two years.
Learn more about the future of the Latin American Poultry Association (ALA) and how it's going to strengthen the industry in the region.
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Pigments in chicken and egg: that dark object of desire

People like yellow chicken and well colored, almost orange egg yolks. But that does not mean the birds were raised in a more natural environment, like some think.
Benjamín Ruiz: "Personally, a pigmented chicken broth is more appetizing for me than a white chicken broth (even knowing that there is no difference in nutritional value). But I don’t think anyone attributes extraordinary properties to pigmented products."
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The conventual origins of egg products

In the 18th century, the extinction of religious orders in Portugal was decreed, and both nuns and friars found themselves in need of cash, so they sold egg yolk sweets.
I found a curious anecdote about the use of egg whites and egg yolks in Portuguese convents that could perhaps be some of the "modern" origins of these two egg products.
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La avicultura mexicana entre prioridades e imprecisiones

Tras la campaña electoral y con un presidente electo de izquierdas en México, vienen nuevos desafíos que podrían cambiar el campo.
La avicultura mexicana se encuentra frente a un abanico de posibilidades de todo tipo con el cambio de gobierno, la prioridad del campo, el aumento de pensiones y la posible guerra comercial con Estados Unidos.
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