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Russia warns of H5N8 avian flu virus transmission to people

Research in Russia has revealed that the most prevalent variant of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus circulating in Europe this winter had gained the ability to infect humans. Meanwhile, the slow-down in new outbreaks among poultry in France seems to be continuing, while new cases have been registered in Germany, Poland and Sweden.
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Cherkizovo buying Atria subsidiary OOO Pit-Product

Company produces sausages, hot dogs and deli meats at two facilities in the Leningrad region
Finnish meat and poultry company Atria has agreed to sell its Russian subsidiary, OOO Pit-Product, to Cherkizovo Group, the largest meat and poultry producer in Russia, for an estimated price of EUR35 million (US$42.1 million).
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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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Will the world’s largest meat company be vegan?

Newcomers may leapfrog traditional meat producers if the livestock producers do not adjust to change
Today’s meat producers need to keep a close eye on laboratory grown meat and consider whether embracing the technology may be the route to their long-term survival
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Pilgrims Pride

EU poultry sector suffering high costs, regulatory burdens

Too many new rules, oversupply and rising costs are making poultry production in the European Union increasingly difficult, but there may be ways forward.
The European Union's demand for chicken meat is forecast to keep growing but the bloc's poultry producers are increasingly suffering under the weight of high costs and more onerous regulations.
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