March 2, 1987 |
An American firm has installed the latest high-tech equipment on a state dairy farm here in hopes of helping the Soviet Union get more milk from each of its 40 million cows. Instead of a bell around its neck, every one of the 400 cows taking part in the experiment will wear a transponder, an electronic identification tag bearing a number from one to 400.
November 2, 2008 |
First it was baby formula. Then, dairy-based products from yogurt to chocolate. Now chicken eggs have been contaminated with melamine, as an admission by state-run media that the industrial chemical is regularly added to animal feed in China fueled fears Friday that the problem could be more widespread, affecting fish, meat and other products. Peter Dingle, a toxicity expert at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, said, however, that aside from the tainted formula that killed at least four Chinese infants and left 54,000 children hospitalized just over a month ago, it was unlikely that humans would get sick from melamine in meat, the amounts would be too low. But Dingle and others said China should have cracked down sooner on feed companies that have boosted their earnings by using the chemical, which is normally used to make plastic and fertilizers.
January 3, 1997 |
The Food and Drug Administration took steps Thursday to ban the use of cow, sheep and goat tissue in most animal feeds to ensure against the transmission of "mad cow disease," which has been linked to at least 10 cases of a fatal human neurological disorder in Britain. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala called the U.S. action "precautionary," because there have been no cases of the disease reported in the United States. Last year, the U.S.
May 4, 1998 |
As storks, egrets and herons swoop low over glassy wetlands stretching as far as the eye can see, Jose Antonio Ramos and his fishing buddy Pedro Reyes are at the Guadiamar River by daybreak. It would be an idyllic outing but for the carnage at their feet. Wearing gas masks and yellow rubber gloves, the two men walk upstream along the muddy bank, gathering the carcasses of fish, crabs, frogs and eels still dying from a 9-day-old toxic spill that threatens Europe's largest nature reserve.
January 4, 2006 |
New breeds of pint-sized heifers and bulls are making it easier for farmers with limited space to raise cattle for milk, meat or just fun. On Bill Bryan's 50-acre spread on Maryland's Eastern Shore, he has sold seven calves this year. "We've sold the vast majority of our calves to people who have these little three- to five-acre farmettes, and they'll fence in an acre, buy a calf and more or less keep 'em for pets," Bryan said.
February 22, 2013 |
When Junior's Deli closed in late December, longtime customers lined up for a last, nostalgic nosh at the 53-year-old Westside institution. But Brian Won's main reaction was "meh. " "The food was unremarkable," said the West Los Angeles IT specialist, 32, who visited to use up a Groupon voucher. "Given that there are so many good places to eat in L.A., I have a really hard time saying yes to that. " Increasing apathy, particularly from younger patrons, has driven traditional Jewish delicatessens from their mid-century pinnacle.
June 19, 2001 |
Land O'Lakes Inc., a farmer-owned dairy producer, agreed to buy Purina Mills Inc. for about $230 million in cash, to create the largest animal-feed maker in North America. Privately held Land O'Lakes, based in Arden Hills, Minn., agreed to pay $23 for each Purina Mills share, or 19% more than the closing price Friday for the maker of feeds for animals ranging from goats to guinea pigs. Land O'Lakes would assume about $130 million in debt, said Purina Chief Executive Brad Kerbs. Shares of St.
November 8, 2000 |
President Jacques Chirac urged drastic new precautions against mad cow disease, and a top health official predicted that more people will die as France's proud culinary tradition took a hammering. Chirac called on the government to suspend immediately the use of meat and bone meal in all animal feed amid growing anxiety about the spread of the cattle illness.