Archive for January 16th, 2011

Mysterious infection is killing B.C. salmon

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

MARK HUME TheGlobeandMail.com Large numbers of sockeye salmon are dying in the Fraser River, before spawning, because of a mysterious virus, new research suggests. Historical records show that some fish always die en route to their spawning beds, but since the early 1990s the problem has become increasingly acute – with more than two... »

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Exotic Newcastle Disease Killed Wild Birds

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

ThePoultrySite.com FLORIDA, US – Exotic Newcastle disease (ND) has been found to be the cause of wild birds in Pinellas County. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is thanking the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary for detecting a deadly disease in birds, reports WTSP. The sanctuary says some of its rescuers were on their... »

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Global food chain stretched to the limit

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Soaring prices spark fears of social unrest in developing world By John W. Schoen MSNBC.com Strained by rising demand and battered by bad weather, the global food supply chain is stretched to the limit, sending prices soaring and sparking concerns about a repeat of food riots last seen three years ago. Signs of the... »

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Unilever chief warns over global crisis in food output

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

The chief executive of one of the world’s largest food producers is to warn that the global crisis in food production is reaching “dangerous territory” with prices soaring and demand outstripping supply. By Kamal Ahmed TelegraphUK 15 Jan 2011 In a speech on Tuesday, Paul Polman, the chief executive of Unilever, will say that... »

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Hedge funds bet China is a bubble close to bursting

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

The world is looking to China as a springboard out of recession – but some hedge funds are betting the country’s credit and growth levels cannot be sustained. By Louise Armitstead TelegraphUK 16 Jan 2011 For his first-ever speech as Britain’s new Minister of Trade & Industry last week, Lord Green faced a formidable... »

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