Cattle Australia chair David Foote’s ‘patronising’ comments disappoint industry members

Comments regarding the role of women in the cattle industry have prompted calls for a renewed focus on gender diversity in Australia’s corporate agriculture sector. Key points: Cattle Australia’s chairman has been criticized for his comments on the role of women in the industry Cattle Australia’s board of directors is made up of six men … Read more

Understanding endemic and novel zoonotic spillovers from rodent trapping studies

The global impact of novel zoonotic pathogen spillovers has been highlighted through the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by the rapid outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus. In the past, similar effects were recorded during the HIV/AIDs and Spanish Influenza pandemics. Study: Rodent trapping studies as an overlooked information … Read more

Morocco votes to ‘reconsider’ ties with the European Union

Issued on: 24/01/2023 – 00:57 Moroccan lawmakers on Monday voted unanimously to review ties with the European Parliament, accusing it of meddling after a resolution that urged the kingdom to respect press freedom. Members of both houses of Morocco‘s parliament met in the capital Rabat for a joint session in response to the non-binding European … Read more

Mushroom startup boom prompts industry to develop new food safety program

Backyard mushroom businesses are popping up in sheds and shipping containers across Australia, but the fascination with fungi has presented a new challenge – proving they are safe to eat. Key points: The mushroom startup boom is prompting the need for a food safety program Australia has never suffered a contamination outbreak due to mushrooms … Read more

First known epidemic of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in farmed mink

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N1) is a strain of the avian influenza virus that primarily affects birds, particularly poultry. HPAI A(H5N1) is a highly contagious and deadly virus that can cause severe illness and death in birds, including chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys. It has made a resurgence after many months of extremely low … Read more

Women beekeepers ‘astonished’ by global response to world record attempt

From all over Australia to war-torn Ukraine, snow-covered Maine, and the Mongolian Steppes: Passionate women from around the globe have set a new world for “the most photos of women beekeeping uploaded in 24 hours.” The brainchild of Tasmanian-based female collaboration, Sister Hives Australia, the group hoped to make a small difference in promoting diversity … Read more

How the last 12,000 years have shaped what humans are today

Newswise – COLUMBUS, Ohio – While humans have been evolving for millions of years, the past 12,000 years have been among the most dynamic and impactful for the way we live today, according to an anthropologist who organized a special journal feature on the topic. Our modern world all started with the advent of agriculture, … Read more

‘Right to repair’ farm machinery advocates urge Australian reform after US John Deere deal

The National Farmers’ Federation has renewed calls for the federal government to reform laws to allow farmers the right to repair their own machinery. Key points: US farmers are now able to repair John Deere tractors themselves, or use a dealer of their choice In Australia, the National Farmers Federation has written to the federal … Read more

Researchers show how liver cancer cells hijack circadian clock machinery to divide and spread

The most common type of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), is already the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths globally; and cases are on the rise, both in the US and worldwide. While chemotherapy, surgery and liver transplants can help some patients, targeted treatments for HCC could save millions more lives. Recent studies have offered … Read more

As groundwater dries up and rainfall becomes scarce, rice farmers in north-west Bangladesh find new hope in vegetables

For decades, Shafiqul Islam Babu grew rice on his land in north-west Bangladesh — until climate change made rainfall more erratic and overused groundwater began drying up in the mid-2000s. Key points: Vegetables need less water and bring in more money for former rice farmers in Bangladesh The area of ​​land in Rajshahi dedicated to … Read more