If things go well, there will be a new egg-derived nasal drop that could offer short-term protection against COVID-19. Phase One trials began in October in Perth, Australia – along with a network of academic institutions centered at Stanford University in California – and are expected to conclude this month.
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We've seen the demand for cage-free eggs grow in the United States, with large companies like McDonald's and Kroger setting deadlines to go 100% cage-free by 2025. Already McDonald's reports that 43% of their eggs in the U.S. are sourced from cage-free producers.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scheduled three public meetings on its proposal to require more record-keeping for foods on its proposed Food Traceability List. The virtual sessions, announced in a Federal Register notice published today, are slated for Nov. 6, Nov. 18, and Dec. 2.
As if COVID wasn’t enough to make you anxious about the safety of your family and farm, here’s another piece of news once again rearing its ugly head. The African Swine Fever (ASF) virus added another country to its hit list. Germany is the latest western country to discover ASF in a wild boar carcass in Bradenburg state – in the area surrounding Berlin close to the Polish border.