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and animal feed industries.

Poultry Around the World

Mark Clements' view of the world poultry industry with a British twist.

Could the benefits of gut bacteria be mimicked by drugs?

Four-year study indicates that some of the positive effects of gut bacteria could be achieved through drugs, suggesting new possibilities to address health issues in humans and poultry.
Developments in the field of human intestinal health may have significant implications for managing the poultry gut, and suggest a potentially easier way to harvest the benefits of a healthy gut microbiota.
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No increase in stroke risk from eggs, new study finds

While relatively small, a new Finnish study finds no association between egg consumption and higher risk of stroke
A new study from Finland, where a third of the populations carries the EPOE4 phenotype impacting cholesterol metabolism, has found no association between egg consumption and elevated risk of stroke.
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How leading poultry producers rank for welfare

The world’s largest poultry meat producers have come under scrutiny in the latest edition of the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare.
The world's largest poultry producers are highlighted in the seventh edition of the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare.
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Which countries consume the greatest volume of poultry meat?

A large population alone is yet to equate to a high volume of meat consumption but, as incomes rise, it will be the largest populations that consume the most poultry meat.
There are no great surprises in which countries rank the highest in terms of the volume of chicken meat consumed annually, but a ranking gives a good idea of where chicken meat consumption may be expected to rise, not least by considering which countries rank low or are absent from the list.
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Where is per capita poultry meat consumption highest?

There’s no one region that’s home to the biggest consumers of poultry meat; its appeal stretches far and wide.
Where do people consume the most chicken? The biggest eaters of chicken meat are spread across continents from South America to Australasia and their per capita consumption of poultry meat is due to keep rising.
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Can poultry benefit from 2019’s eating trends?

Shifting consumer demands present opportunities and challenges in producing and positioning poultry meat and eggs.
Changing consumer tastes reflected in 2019's eating trends offer chicken and egg producers several opportunities for product innovation but present challenges too.
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Opening farms to public can tackle misconceptions

For any poultry producers feeling misunderstood or underappreciated, there’s a tried-and-tested solution that can help to turn things around.
The best way to overturn misconceptions about poultry production and animal agriculture may be to open farms to the public more. Open Farm Sunday does just that.
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