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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
- 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.
- Weak Links in China?s Food Chain
The OSI Group, one of the top meat producers in the United States with more than $6 billion in sales and about 20,000 employees in 17 countries, is enveloped in a food safety scandal in China.
- Briefing: Foster Farms Recalls Chicken Linked to Salmonella
Foster Farms, a California chicken producer, has issued a recall for 170 different chicken products after being linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella.
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