How pigs and manure helped bring down East Germany

The author of a new book argues that pig farming and manure pollution played a significant role in the end of Communism in East Germany.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Nov. 19, 2020 ~13 min

pollution history agriculture livestock germany pigs society-and-culture

Sick livestock up emissions and vice versa

The relationship between sick livestock with parasite diseases and climate change may be a "vicious cycle," say researchers.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 12, 2020 ~6 min

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Sick livestock up emissions and vice versa

The relationship between sick livestock with parasite diseases and climate change may be a "vicious cycle," say researchers.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 12, 2020 ~6 min

climate-change methane livestock emissions ecosystems cows earth-and-environment

East African herders drank milk 5,000 years ago

Traces of milk in ancient pots indicate that east African herders were consuming dairy 5,000 years ago.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
April 17, 2020 ~4 min

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To breed better cattle, ‘score’ gene mutations?

A scoring system for cattle DNA could help farmers breed fitter, more productive cows. Learning more about how genes affect health could help humans, too.

U. Melbourne • futurity
Jan. 2, 2020 ~4 min

agriculture genes livestock cows science-and-technology

Rotating cattle and crops can be OK for food safety

Experiments suggest it's possible for farmers to rotate cattle and organic crops on the same land without compromising food safety.

Fred Love-Iowa State • futurity
Dec. 18, 2019 ~3 min

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Map shows global rise in farm animal drug resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise as people around the world eat more meat and raise more livestock.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich • futurity
Sept. 27, 2019 ~7 min

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4 do’s (and 1 don’t) about keeping chickens in your yard

Backyard poultry farming may be to blame for the US outbreak of Salmonella. But there are some things you can do to protect yourself and your animals.

Greer Arthur-NC State • futurity
Sept. 11, 2019 ~5 min

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These goats and sheep at higher risk for deadly virus

A widespread and fatal sheep and goat plague virus is more likely to infect livestock when they're an owner's sole livelihood, a study in Tanzania shows.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Sept. 4, 2019 ~6 min

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Wild boar genes recreated domestic pigs

"...when we look at modern European pigs, they look like they were domesticated in Europe even though we now know that is not true."

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
Aug. 16, 2019 ~3 min

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