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BSE: USDA Starts Criminal Probe; GAO Looks At Feed Ban

Mar 20, 2004 — In the wake of a letter from a House committee, USDA has begun a criminal probe into alleged falsification of records related to the health status of the BSE-positive cow in Washington State.

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Sustainability essential to expanding aquaculture, WAS president says

Mar 17, 2004 — Aquaculture must continue to expand to meet global needs for aquatic protein but it must be environmentally sustainability if it is to be profitable, Dr. Geoff Allan, the outgoing president of the World Aquaculture Society, told delegates at Aquaculture 2004.

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Galloping Gourmet supports farmed salmon

Mar 16, 2004 — Celebrity TV chef, Graham Kerr - known for decades as the Galloping Gourmet - has expressed his support for farmed salmon in a note on the Salmon of the Americas website

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Group formed to create gourmet image for Mexican shrimp

Mar 16, 2004 — A new industry group, the Consejo Mexicano del Camarón (Mexican Shrimp Council), has been set up to market Mexican shrimp as superior in texture and flavor to those from all other origins.

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Australia's "guilt-free" food future

Mar 14, 2004 — The coming Australian food revolution is all about one-stop, guilt-free indulgence, say the researchers who are already hard at work designing it.

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U.K. government publishes antimicrobial resistance web pages

Mar 12, 2004 — The work of the U.K. Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Antimicrobial Resistance Coordination (DARC) Group has been published on the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) web site.

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Sea lice report "more misinformation" says grassroots aquaculture group

Mar 3, 2004 — A new report that claims a scientific link between fish farms and sea lice infecting wild Canadian salmon is just more misinformation masquerading as science, says Positive Aquaculture Awareness (PAA).

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Vitamin Price Fixing Triggers Class Action

Mar 2, 2004 — Class action proceedings against several companies for compensation resulting from alleged price fixing of vitamin products used in the animal nutrition market in Australia have been commenced.

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Spirulina facility for South Africa

Mar 1, 2004 — World's largest state-of-the-art and fully automatic indoor production facility for Spirulina platensis to be erected along the coast of South Africa.

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Cargill To Acquire Burris Mill & Feed Inc.

Mar 1, 2004 — Cargill Animal Nutrition today announced that it has signed a purchase agreement for the assets of Burris Mill & Feed, Inc. in Franklinton, La., U.S.

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The Farmed Salmon Debate - Economic Terrorism?

Mar 1, 2004 — Warren Key of Gippsland Aquaculture Industry Network (GAIN)reviews the recent dioxin in farmed salmon issue

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AFIA asks FDA to include feeds in rule on claims, standards

Feb 24, 2004 — The American Feed Industry Association wants feeds included in a new FDA rule describing what kind of qualified claims may be made about the healthful qualities of foods and dietary supplements

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EU livestock sector in danger

Feb 24, 2004 — FEFAC calls for urgent action to lower production costs

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China certifies GM soy imports

Feb 23, 2004 — China has issued a final safety certificate for the importation of soybeans and soybean products derived from biotech-enhanced Roundup Ready® Soybean seedstock

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Australian aquaculture production up in 2002-03

Feb 19, 2004 — The gross value of Australian fisheries production fell in 2002-03 while the value of aquaculture rose by 1.5 per cent

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U.S. to proceed with shrimp dumping investigation

Feb 18, 2004 — The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted to proceed with claim against shrimp dumping from Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam

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Advanced BioNutrition Receives MIPS Grant For Probiotic Study in Salmon

Feb 17, 2004 — Maryland Industrial Partnerships has awarded ABN $184,000 to support a study on the use of probiotics to replace antibiotics for disease prevention in salmon

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E.U. Commissioner's statement on Science study

Feb 11, 2004 — No new food safety issues in study

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AFIA disappointed in BSE measures

Feb 11, 2004 — International Review Panel’s BSE Report: actions ignore U.S. protection system; draws inappropriate conclusions, says U.S. feed association

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Moore Wisdom Needed

Feb 10, 2004 — Far more people can be fed with fish per unit of feed than from meat, says Greenpeace's co-founder, Patrick Moore

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