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FTC requests more information on Elanco-Bayer deal

Elanco Animal Health’s proposed acquisition of Bayer AG’s animal health business is still pending
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated has received a second request for information from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concerning its previously announced acquisition of Bayer AG’s animal health business.
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Influencer’s carnivore diet experiment disappoints

Alyse Parker said she felt healthier after only eating meat and poultry products, but she also perpetuated stereotypes about animal agriculture production
Online influencer Alyse Parker, a former vegan, conducted an experiment in which she ate only meat and eggs over a 30-day period.
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Puerto Rico struggles to continue with cockfights

Cockfights will be illegal in all U.S. territories from Dec. 20, following a federal ban, but Puerto Rican political leaders demand that it should not come into effect.
“This is an industry that represents more than $18 million in our economy and also more than 27,000 direct and indirect jobs on the island,” said Puerto Rican Congresswoman Jenniffer González.
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Staffing companies providing workers to Hillandale fined

Connecticut labor agency says companies admitted to violating law by improperly classifying employees as independent contractors; Hillandale Farms found not at fault
Two companies providing temporary workers for a Hillandale Farms plant in Bozrah, Connecticut, have been fined by the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Wage and Workplace Standards Division.
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USDA proposes National Poultry Improvement Plan updates

Proposal would align with changes in the poultry industry, and incorporate new scientific information and technologies into NPIP
The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing updates to the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) to align with changes in the poultry industry, as well as to incorporate new scientific information and technologies into the NPIP.
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