What's New ? - 2020

What's New ? - 2020

Arizona: Cage-Free egg legislation

8 February, 2020 A new bill has been introduced in Arizona that would phase out the use of cages in egg production or eggs sold from hens raised in cages. If passed, Arizona will be joining states like California, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, and Michigan, which have all passed cage-free egg laws.
The proposed legislation would require egg producers to start giving hens more space by the end of this year. From December 31, 2020, industrial egg farms would not be allowed to confine hens to any area smaller than one square foot per hen. Read More

France to ban culling of unwanted male chicks by end of 2021

3 February, 2020 France has pledged to outlaw the practice of culling unwanted male chicks by the end of 2021, as part of animal welfare reforms.
About seven billion male chicks are killed around the world each year, usually in shredding machines or by gas.
The 2021 ban will make France one of the first countries to outlaw the practice of culling male chicks.
Germany, where 45 million male chicks are macerated each year, outlawed it too, but a top administrative court ruled in June that the slaughter could continue until a method was found to determine the sex of an embryo in the egg. Read More

Are eggs good or bad for us?

JAMA March 19, 2019 1 February, 2020 Cholesterol is a common nutrient in the human diet and eggs are a major source of dietary cholesterol. People who eat 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day, have a higher risk of both heart disease and early death compared with those who eat fewer eggs, new study published in the medical journal JAMA finds.
Eggs, specially the yolk, are a major source of dietary cholesterol, a single large egg contains about 186 milligrams of cholesterol. Read More

Ukraine enters top five world exporters of poultry

18 January, 2020 Ukraine has entered the top five of the world’s poultry exporters. Brazil, the EU and Thailand are ahead of Ukraine. EU issued import permits for 58,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat as part of the first distribution of the tariff quota (TRQ) for 2020. Almost the entire quota was issued for duty-free supplies. Ukraine as of January 10, 2019 and since the beginning of the 2019/2020 marketing year (MY, July-June) has exported 32.08 million tonnes of grain, which is 7.8 million tonnes more than for the same period of the last marketing year. Read More