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Latin America Poultry at a Glance

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

The UN vegan bomb that recently exploded

It is urgent that the livestock industry strengthen communications with the public to show what it is being done and to avoid being the villains.
On a quiet Saturday, July 25th, which might have been just like any other Saturday, the United Nations (U.N.) dropped a bomb, tweeting this: “The meat industry is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than the world’s largest oil companies. Meat production contributes to the depletion of water resources & leads to deforestation.”
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A beam of infrared light for the well-being of poultry

Research in livestock production is reaching an ever-increasing level of sophistication, a fact that always escapes industry critics.
We have published a news item about a study by Canadian researchers using a Mid Infrared Spectromicroscopy beamline from a high brightness infrared synchrotron light.
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Let's be clear: Food doesn't spread COVID-19, OK?

Some media headlines insist on reporting contamination of the novel coronavirus in food, but then in the copy they say it doesn’t.
When we write to be published, we all want people to read what we write and we certainly try to make our headlines attractive with the least possible words. But does this mean that we distort information?
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Mexican president misunderstands modernity of foods

Without a modern livestock industry, we could not eat what we eat today, and urban and rural Mexico is no exception.
The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also known by his initials AMLO, gave his decalogue this past weekend to come out of the coronavirus crisis.
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Poultry processing plants under fire

Chicken and meat processing plants are being questioned again for COVID-19, driving the wedge of animal suffering, which has nothing to do with it.
It seems that there is always someone complicating matters. Now there are voices that want to describe meat processing plants or slaughterhouses as the pandemic epicenter.
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100 days of COVID-19 in the poultry industry (and in life)

Although at the beginning of the year we could not imagine how things would be in May, poultry production has more or less continued producing.
Indeed, China sneezed and spread pneumonia to the rest of the world, something that hardly resembles the Mexican saying that "when the United States sneezes, Mexico gets the flu."
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