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CPF partners with university to develop insect protein

Charoen Pokphand Foods and Chiang Mai University sign memorandum of understanding to develop insect protein from black soldier flies
Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) is already the world’s largest feed producer, sixth largest broiler producer and fourth largest egg producer. Now, the Thailand-based company is stepping up its involvement the insect protein sector.
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South Korea amends avian flu culling rules

Meanwhile, as the disease continues to spread in Japan, some of the country’s most important poultry producing prefectures are being affected.
With highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) leading to heavy losses of birds and sky-high prices for meat and eggs in the shops, South Korea is easing its rules on the preventative culling of poultry for a short period.
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South Korean farmers say avian flu measures excessive

Number of birds culled in South Korea approaches 38 million
As the number of poultry culled in South Korea as a result of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) continues to rise, farmers are calling official disease control measures into question. In Japan, a key area for egg production near to Tokyo looks likely to lose one in three of its hens to the disease.
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Tyson Foods buying 49% stake in Malaysian poultry business

Tyson expanding presence in Asia with minority ownership of Malayan Flour Mills Berhad’s integrated poultry business
Tyson Foods will invest in the Malaysia-based Malayan Flour Mills Berhad’s vertically integrated poultry business, which will add more supply flexibility for both companies. The transaction is subject to approval by the shareholders of Malayan Flour Mills Berhad (MFM), among others.
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CP Foods to certify Thailand’s first cage-free standard

CP Foods’ Wang Somboon operations have been involved in cage-free production since 2018
Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods) is ready to apply for Thailand’s first-ever cage-free standard from the Department of Livestock Development to meet the growing global consumer demand for cage-free eggs.
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