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Latin America Poultry at a Glance

A blog providing analysis of the poultry and feed industries in Latin America.
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We could use the help of vets in this pandemic

Veterinarians have the educational background and expertise to help solve many epidemic and pandemic issues, including vaccinating people.
It seems that zoonoses have been the cause of many of the epidemics and pandemics, and veterinarians have always been there.
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Insect protein is also in the sights of welfare. Really?

Insect farming in Europe is gaining ground as a protein source for foods and feeds, with the consequent impact on society
Insect protein for feeds is another area that lately is attracting my attention. Insect production is becoming more and more visible in our industry, with several startups and other companies investing more than EUR1 billion (US$1.2 billion), expecting EUR2 billion by 2025, as per the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed, (IPIFF).
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Could food labeling 'stop signs' be used in our favor?

Chile started in 2016 with the food labeling using a black octagon to warn consumers and Mexico started in the fourth quarter of 2020; could this be an opportunity for eggs?
Walking through a supermarket aisle nowadays in Mexico can be overwhelming, if you are aware of this new food labeling using a black octagon with warnings similar to a stop sign.
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2020 was the year of the corn

Corn production in the two largest producers in the world during 2020 was very good in many aspects.
Brazilians dare to say that 2020 was the year of the corn. And no doubt about it – good prices, increased consumption, strong demand, as well as the devaluation of the Brazilian real that activated foreign markets made it so.
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Vaccinating poultry processing workers is a priority

Now that vaccination against COVID-19 seems to be coming soon, in addition to health personnel and the elderly, meat packing workers should be prioritized.
Governments seem stunned at the pandemic, in the sense that after nine months, a myriad of administrative procedures are not yet possible.
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