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EU may lift animal byproduct ban for pig and poultry feed

But safety measures may make its use in animal feed too expensive and retailers fear a consumer backlash

The European Union hopes to ease the cost of protein used to make pig and poultry feed by lifting a ban on byproducts imposed during the mad cow disease outbreak over a decade ago. The change would come at a time of heightened consumer concern about food safety in Europe after it was discovered that

Food crisis strengthens EU biofuel critics

Drought-stricken crops and record-high grain prices have strengthened critics of the European Union biofuel industry, adding fears of a food crisis to their claims that it does not ultimately reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The renewed anxiety adds to pressure on the EU’s executive commission to forge a deal this year to help ensure that EU


Dutch Vote To Ban Religious Slaughter Of Animals

The Dutch parliament voted June 28 to ban ritual slaughter of animals, a move strongly opposed by the country’s Muslim and Jewish minorities, but left a loophole that might let religious butchering continue. The bill by the small Animal Rights Party, the first such group in Europe to win seats in a national parliament, passed

Swap Your Steak For Bugs And Worms, Scientist Urges

Mealworm quiche, grasshopper springrolls and cuisine made from other creepy crawlies is the answer to the global food crisis, shrinking land and water resources and climate-changing carbon emissions, Dutch scientist Arnold van Huis says. The professor at Wageningen University in the Netherlands said insects have more protein than cattle per bite, cost less to raise,