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Poultry Around the World

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

UK chicken shops to help tackle knife crime

Cruelly pointless or a way of reducing knife carrying, chicken shop initiative draws mixed reactions
Specially designed packaging for use in quick service chicken restaurants in the UK seeks to warn younger customers of the dangers of carrying a knife.
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Might feeding broilers insects affect meat quality?

Meat derived from insect-fed chickens may appear more palatable to consumers than eating insects directly, but is that meat as good as standard meat?
The buzz around using insects in poultry feed continues to grow, but what about the meat derived from such birds? Will it look and taste the same, or be as good for you?
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By value, poultry meat tops UK most wasted foods table

The value of poultry meat wasted at production level in the UK each year is higher than for any other food and by volume the industry ranks within the top 10.
Poultry meat tops the ranking of most wasted foods in the UK at production level, according to a new report by sustainability body WRAP.
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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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