Some 3 million pigs have been slaughtered in Vietnam since African swine fever was detected in February, making Vietnam the first Southeast Asian country to report an outbreak of a virus that has been devastating Chinese farmers for nearly a year.
The sixth issue of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) East and Southeast Asia newsletter is now available. It provides an overview of the activities from January to June 2019 as well as the upcoming activities in the second half of 2019.
Antibiotics are routinely added to animal feed in poor nations, fuelling superbugs. But new solutions are emerging, writes Aisling Irwin on SciDev.Net.
Findings from food safety, zoonoses and One Health research by scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners were presented at the Third Global ODA Forum for Sustainable Agricultural Development held 13-15 May 2019 in Seoul, South Korea.
Food safety researchers from Cambodia and Vietnam recently participated in a training on using ‘System Effects’ modelling to help them identify the challenges, impacts and strategies for influencing policy on issues related to food-borne illnesses and antimicrobial resistance in the two countries.
The World Health Organization estimates that each year, 600 million people suffer from an episode of foodborne disease, or one out of every 10 global citizens. To highlight the need for safe, accessible food worldwide, the United Nations General Council last year proclaimed June 7 as World Food Safety Day, with this Friday marking its first observance.
Originally posted on AgHealth:
Food market near Khulungira Village, in central Malawi (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). Today marks the first ever World Food Safety Day following the adoption in December 2018 of a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly to set aside 7 June of every year to celebrate the benefits of safe food…