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Digest: Farm Bill opinions, bird-flu immunity, antibiotics ban brewing

Farm Bill pressure: Those who wanted Americans to realize just how broadly the Farm Bill affects all those who eat or grow food may have done their job a bit too well — it seems everyone has an opinion on what the new bill ought to cover. The latest to weigh in: General policies: A Register editorial...

Digest: China chicken, problematic salmon farms, lobster muckraking

Bird-flu vs. mad-cow trading: The U.S. might start importing cooked poultry products from China, which has had several deaths from avian flu; some think it's a bid to get China to drop its ban on U.S. beef, in place since a 2003 case of mad-cow disease. Less than 1% of the chicken Americans eat comes from...

Digest: Bird flu breakdown, nano no-no, Frankenweeds

Bird-flu biosecurity failure: Forget the wild-bird-acting-alone theory. Bird flu was found last night to have spread through the Bernard Matthews turkey complex in Suffolk, England, and the H5N1 strain of the flu was also linked to the company's processing plant in Hungary, from which meat is sent all over...

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