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

Poultry Around the World

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

IKEA chicken welfare move falls flat with CIWF

Swedish retailer’s decision to follow its own welfare path deemed retrograde
The flat pack furniture retailer's abandonment of its Good Chicken Award, despite Compassion in World Farming supplying ongoing instructions, has been described as extremely disappointing.
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US poultry

Which will be 2018’s key food drivers?

Poultry and egg producers are already responding to a number of drivers forecast to influence the wider food industry next year, but what will be the other key trends?
20118's key food drivers will impact the chicken and egg sectors to varying degrees, as consumers exert more influence over what poultry companies bring to market.
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Will eggs be a new source of cancer drugs?

Scientists in Japan have genetically modified chickens to lay eggs containing drugs that have the potential to significantly reduce the cost of cancer treatments
Researchers in Japan have successfully modified chickens to produce eggs with consistent amounts of beta interferon protein.
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Simple food label change to have big impact

A simplification to the date labeling of food could lead to big savings for producers, consumers and the planet.
A change to date labeling on poultry and other foods could reduce food waste and offer savings for industry and consumers alike.
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Get ready for World Egg Day

From church to checkout, World Egg Day offers opportunities galore
World Egg is coming around again, offering the opportunity to celebrate egg production and egg consumption and its associated benefits around the world.
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Using your face to buy chicken

Facial recognition technology removes need for cash at new KPRO by KFC in China
Facial recognition software removes need for cash in new Chinese chicken restaurant launched by Yum brands.
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China trade

Might China be the rising star of animal welfare?

Rising incomes and changing attitudes are leading to more interest in welfare
As interest in animal welfare in China grows, poultry and other livestock producers are responding, winning international recognition for their welfare practices. Will China emerge as a champion of farm animal welfare?
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Why consumers buy cage-free eggs may surprise you

Consumers view free-range and cage-free eggs as more nutritious and safer and are less concerned by the hen’s welfare than may have been thought.
A small Australian survey has found that consumers that buy free-range eggs are not solely motivated by hen welfare, but see positive benefits accruing to themselves though buying "happy eggs."
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