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Latin America Poultry at a Glance

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

From vegan to "chickengan" by McDonald's

A new ad from McDonald's Spain is taking the heat on social media because it compares vegans with "weirdos"
Benjamín Ruiz: "We must also recognize that just as there are people who stop eating animal origin products and become vegan, there are those who return to their previous habits, for whatever reason."
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Kosher, halal slaughter vs. animal welfare concerns

An unusual alliance between Jews and Muslims has been developed in Europe because of the new tendency to prohibit the slaughter of animals without prior stunning.
Benjamín Ruiz: "This whole issue questions religious freedom and the right of religions to preserve their traditions."
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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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