This pandemic is the first time many people have heard of the coronavirus. However, "in animal health, the coronavirus family is an old acquaintance," said Drs. Ursula Höfle and Christian Gortázar from the University of Castilla- La Mancha, in Spain.
What does this whole COVID-19 issue of locking yourself up at home, of going out only for what it is essential, keeping distance, disinfecting, cleaning up, remind you of? I can only refer to the well-worn idea of biosecurity.
Agricultural producers are in trouble in many parts of the world. It is not unusual to see images of dairy producers throwing milk into the drain, or agricultural producers unloading trucks with potatoes or tomatoes on the road, in protest.
At the 2020 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, the fear of coronavirus not only focused on perhaps not wanting to shake hands with so many people, constantly washing your hands (which we should always do) and the use of hand sanitizers, but also in other aspects.
Last week in England, a labor court ruled that veganism is “a philosophical belief or way of life.” As such, it must be protected under the U.K. Equality Act. This was the result of a job layoff considered discriminatory, which the defendant attributes to his firm vegan convictions.