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.

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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Do poultry producers know the Truth About Food?

Online resource can help food producers tackle consumer myths and misconceptions
A new online resource detailing consumer misconceptions about food sought from 11 countries offers poultry producers insight and arguments to explain the realities of modern food production.
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Could cutting waste feed the world, or should poultry be taxed?

The amount of food wasted each year is staggering. Would a tax on poultry and other meats raise meat’s value, encourage efficiency and protect the environment?
The amount of food wasted each year needs area larger than China to be produced, meaning that food producers, including the poultry industry, must find ways to be more efficient in meeting the rising demand for animal protein.
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Chicks, ducklings to help solve obesity?

Broiler chicks and ducklings to help improve health in one of the world’s most obese nations.
Encouraging broiler and duck production may help to tackle Tonga's health issues. Government distributes free chicks and ducklings, offers subsidized feed.
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Chickens far more clever than you may think

Our “feathered friends” may be as emotionally, socially and cognitively complex as most other birds and mammals
Long overlooked for their intelligence, chickens are emotionally complex, socially aware and can develop strategies to achieve their aims.
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