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Manchester physicists pioneer new super-thin technology
This story announces that physicists at The University of Manchester and The Max-Planck Institute in Germany have created a new kind of a membrane that is only one atom thick -describing it as "a gauze of carbon atoms resembling chicken wire".
NYT > Poultry
- Brought by Wild Neighbors, Deadly Bird Flu Attacks Turkey Flocks
So far, under a million birds have been culled, a small part of the 240 million raised a year. But farmers must destroy entire flocks to keep the virus from spreading.
- McDonald’s Turns ‘Progressive’
Instead of playing catch-up, it should really transform itself.
- To Kill a Chicken
Most Americans don’t want animals killed for food to suffer needlessly. Yet that’s exactly what happens to hundreds of thousands of chickens every year.
- McDonald’s Moving to Limit Antibiotic Use in Chickens
The chain said that within two years its domestic restaurants would no longer use birds treated with antibiotics “important to human medicine.”
- Nigeria: A Bird Flu Outbreak Spreads
An outbreak of avian flu that began in two states has spread to seven since last week and has infected more than 140,000 birds, Nigeria?s agriculture minister was quoted as saying by Nigerian news media on Thursday.
- California: Ban on Foie Gras Is Ended
A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a state law barring sale of foie gras, ending a ban of the fatty duck liver that had lasted more than two years.
- Avian Flu Detected in the Netherlands and Britain
It was not clear if the outbreaks at poultry farms in the two countries were linked, but a British veterinary official said wild birds may have carried the disease.
- U.S.D.A. to Allow Chicken From Chinese Companies
The change in policy comes after the department last year approved the export of chicken raised in the United States to be processed in China.
- Antibiotics Eliminated in Hatchery, Perdue Says
The poultry producer’s step was its latest in addressing concerns from consumer and regulators over the effects of animal husbandry practices on antibiotic resistance.
- New Rules Say Poultry Plants Can Conduct Own Checks
Critics are saying the updated regulations would keep chicken-processing lines running too fast, creating conditions for worker injuries and food-safety failures.
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