Swine producers growing pork and power
Nearly 2 million pigs in Missouri are on track to supply enough manure to create 2.2 billion cubic feet of renewable natural gas (RNG) annually — or the equivalent of 17 million gallons of diesel fuel.
Europe set to reduce copper in pig feeds to protect environment
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has proposed changes to the level of copper that can be included in livestock and pet feeds due to concerns over possible links between mineral accumulation in the environment and antibiotic resistance in disease-causing organisms.
How pig processors can tackle food waste
In the face of a growing world population, tackling the huge amount of food that goes to waste is a vital step to securing sustainable food supplies. In the first of a series of articles on reducing waste across the pig supply chain, VOSP looks at what processors can do to make a difference.
Is organic farming really ‘greener’?
With Europe’s organic regulations under review, two EU Parliament members debate the environmental sustainability of organic and conventional production systems.
Sustainable pork production: What does it really mean?
Ecological engineer Marty Matlock, PhD, says the world pork industry needs to dramatically increase production over the next 30 to 40 years — without increasing land use. More intensified production is key to sustainability...
European Union to move together over GM feed approval
The European Parliament announced that it rejected a draft European Union law that would enable any EU member state to restrict or prohibit the sale and use of EU-approved genetically modified (GM) food or feed on its territory.
Carcass composting proves safe, economical
Pig carcasses can be safely and economically composted on farms to produce valuable organic fertilizer, according to a new study by researchers from Ireland’s Agricultural and Food Development Authority (Teagasc).