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  • Until the COVID-19 pandemic, politicians largely ignored scientists’ health warnings about the meat industry. We must use the knowledge we already have to transform our agricultural and food systems, or face the prospect of a prolonged epoch of contagion, fear, and economic stagnation.

    Animal Meat Health
    weforum.org
  • In this preliminary report, researchers from Singapore and Ireland said laboratory work has shown that the SARS-CoV-2 can survive the time and temperatures associated with transportation and storage conditions in the international food trade. Chicken, pork and salmon samples contaminated with COVID-19 showed no decline in the virus level after 21 days in both refrigerated and frozen storage conditions.

    Animal Meat Health
    foodnavigator-asia.com
  • Even as thousands of their employees fell ill with COVID-19, meatpacking executives pressured federal regulators to help keep their plants open, according to a trove of emails obtained by USA TODAY. The emails show how a major meatpacking trade group, the North American Meat Institute, provided the U.S. Department of Agriculture with a draft version of an executive order that would allow plants to remain open. A week later, President Donald Trump signed an order with similar language, which caused confusion over whether local health authorities could close plants due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

    Animal Meat Health
    usatoday.com
  • About seven months after COVID-19 cases started to spread in this JBS facility, the world's largest meat producer is receiving a $15,615 fine from OSHA. While JBS is saying the citation is without merit, critics are calling it too small and offensive to the workers who died as a result of the outbreaks.

    Animal Meat Health
    fooddive.com
  • Startups Biomilq and TurtleTree Labs, founded in 2019 and based in the US (North Carolina) and Singapore respectively, believe they can provide a more nutritious alternative to infant formula by inducing human mammary cells in a bioreactor to lactate, then harvesting the product. “The end goal is a product that is as close to breast milk as we can produce,” says Michelle Egger, Biomilq’s co-founder and CEO.

    Cultivated Dairy Business
    theguardian.com