News and analysis for the global poultry industry.
Benjamín Ruiz

Benjamín Ruiz

Benjamín Ruiz, former editor of Industria Avícola, is an international poultry and feed journalist and translator, focused on Latin America.

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Blaming meat consumption for the world's problems

In the middle of a battle over a new animal welfare law in Mexico, loud voices blame meat and poultry production for a wide range of problems.

In the middle of a battle over a new animal welfare law in Mexico, loud voices blame meat and poultry production for a wide range of problems.


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How Colombia became Newcastle disease free

The Colombian poultry industry is celebrating its Newcastle disease status and eying the possibilities for exports.
Colombia’s efforts to eradicated Newcastle disease have been recognized by the OIE opening up opportunities to sell into international markets.
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Oversight in the Mexican animal welfare bill

A new animal welfare law underway in Mexico is focused on animals rather than animal agriculture, and is moving forward without consulting veterinarians and the industry

A new animal welfare law underway in Mexico is focused on animals rather than animal agriculture, and is moving forward without consulting veterinarians and the industry.



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Marigold pigment a lost treasure of Mexican poultry

Mexico is the originator of carotenoids from marigold flowers for broiler skin and egg yolks and once a powerful producer, but now it imports most of its pigment needs
For years and years, the Mexican poultry industry relied on this natural domestic source, to a point that the pigment industry became very prosperous in the 80s and 90s.
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Transgenic corn production in Mexico definitely ruled out

Although so far, the Mexican feed industry will be able to import yellow corn for feed manufacturing, some clouds may be clouding over the outlook, not to mention animal protein self-sufficiency
Although so far, the Mexican feed industry will be able to import yellow corn for feed manufacturing, some clouds may be clouding over the outlook, not to mention animal protein self-sufficiency
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Cholesterol in eggs may not be an issue in LatAm anymore

World Egg Day was celebrated on October 8 and Latin American poultry associations leveraged the occasion to promote eggs, without worrying about cholesterol.
World Egg Day was celebrated on October 8 and Latin American poultry associations leveraged the occasion to promote eggs, without worrying about their impact on cholesterol levels.
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Latin American egg industry can't afford cage-free

While EU member countries may be able to ask for financial assistance and have extended periods to accomplish conversion to cage-free production, Latin American nations may not.
EU member countries may be able to ask for financial assistance and have extended periods to accomplish conversion to cage-free production, but Latin American nations may not.
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