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Cost is the biggest barrier to cultured meat production

Genome-scale metabolic modeling could make the process less expensive.
Cultured meat advocates say it is healthier and more sustainable than traditional animal proteins. However, the cost of the growth medium – a necessary component of production – remains one of the largest barriers to bringing meat grown in a lab to consumers.
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Vision-based system tracks, analyzes chicken welfare

New technology was recently recognized as one of the Phase 1 winners of the Smart Broiler initiative.
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with North Ireland poultry producer Moy Park, are working to develop new technology that leverages crowd analysis techniques to intelligently monitor chicken welfare.
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Group wants USDA to warn consumers about COVID-19 on meat

Industry association calls the petition “irresponsible.”
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a group of doctors that emphasizes plant-based nutrition, has petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to warn consumers that asymptomatic processing plant workers may spread COVID-19 to meat and poultry products.
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Strategies for managing heat stress in poultry

Prevention is key, but other practices can help mitigate symptoms.
A lack of sweat glands and relatively high body temperatures put poultry, especially fast-growing chickens, at a higher risk of heat stress. This is a concern for farmers, especially as temperatures rise in the northern hemisphere.
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Study links APEC to cellulitis in turkeys

Disease is considered one of the most critical issues facing the turkey industry.
Avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) may play a role in turkey cellulitis, acting as a gateway organism for the primary cause, finds new research from the University of Georgia.
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