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and animal feed industries.

Latin America Poultry at a Glance

A blog providing analysis of the poultry and feed industries in Latin America.

Turkey meat should take off in Latin American taste

The consumption of turkey in almost all of Latin America is concentrated around the holiday season. Is there space for a change?
Benjamín Ruiz: "Years pass by, each one with its Holiday season and turkey consumption continues with almost the same amount as before, I dare to say, throughout Latin America. Why?"
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Minimum support prices and non-GMO corn in Mexico

The new Mexican president promised agrarian changes that include the establishment of support prices and the elimination of transgenics. What could this mean?
Benjamín Ruiz analyzes some of the promises of the new president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in the agrarian sector.
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Eating cage-free eggs with plastic in our bellies

The growing contamination, especially of plastic, deserves immediate action not only from the general public, but from the poultry industry.
Benjamín Ruiz: "How it's possible to devote time, money and efforts to get hens out of their cages, to promote their supposed welfare, when we have this problem on top of us, along with others."
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Chicken and eggs on World Food Day

The poultry industry could be the answer to the search for healthy and accessible food
Benjamín Ruiz analyzes the campaign for the celebration of World Food Day and how poultry could play a fundamental role in this process.
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Antimicrobials in poultry: what is at stake?

The declaration of the International Egg Commission regarding the use of antimicrobials in the poultry industry leaves a series of questions to analyze.
Benjamín Ruiz analyses the recent statement issued by the International Egg Commission on the use of antimicrobials in the poultry industry.
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With small poultry farms, everyone wins

In countries like France and the Netherlands, poultry farms are small, but it does not mean that they do not have relations with each other
Benjamín Ruiz tells his experience visiting a small poultry farm in France with both types of egg production: in cages, and free-range.
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ALA: A chicken wing that flies

Latin America is the only region in the world with a poultry producers' organization, the Latin American Poultry Association, that holds a congress every two years.
Learn more about the future of the Latin American Poultry Association (ALA) and how it's going to strengthen the industry in the region.
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Pigments in chicken and egg: that dark object of desire

People like yellow chicken and well colored, almost orange egg yolks. But that does not mean the birds were raised in a more natural environment, like some think.
Benjamín Ruiz: "Personally, a pigmented chicken broth is more appetizing for me than a white chicken broth (even knowing that there is no difference in nutritional value). But I don’t think anyone attributes extraordinary properties to pigmented products."
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The conventual origins of egg products

In the 18th century, the extinction of religious orders in Portugal was decreed, and both nuns and friars found themselves in need of cash, so they sold egg yolk sweets.
I found a curious anecdote about the use of egg whites and egg yolks in Portuguese convents that could perhaps be some of the "modern" origins of these two egg products.
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