Anthropologists and ecologists investigating the dialectical relationship between human environments and the cultural practices that shape and are shaped by them have been talking past each other for too long: the one looking purely at metaphor and the other purely at function. Our mixed-method data analysis set out to explore whether it was possible to determine empirically the human health and conservation value of the local Malagasy taboo system.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Krishankant Singh Hoon & Anr. Vs. Union of India & Ors dated 12/05/2015 regarding slaughter houses running illegally in Uttar Pradesh and primarily relates to Gaziabad, Meerut and Hapur.

It was decided that: 

Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in livestock feedlots deserve attention because they are prone to transfer to human pathogens and thus pose threats to human health. In this study, the occurrence of 21 ARGs, including tetracycline (tet)-, sulfonamide (sul)-, plasmid-mediated quinolone (PMQR)- and macrolide-resistance (erm) genes were investigated in feces and adjacent soils from chicken, swine, and cattle feedlots in Northern China.

Continuing high consumption of livestock products in nearly all developed countries, and increasing demand for livestock-based foods in large transition economies, are creating serious problems of prolonged and persistent environmental and social degradation. These problems are further exacerbated and affected by climate change and risks, biodiversity loss, water stress, and water pollution.

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought the Centre’s response on pharma major Reckitt Benckiser’s plea challenging a government notification mandating that every pack of cosmetics should indicate whe

The livestock sector is estimated to account for 15% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, 80% of which originate from ruminant animal systems due to high emissions of methane (CH4) from enteric fermentation and manure management.

Prolonged use of frontline blockbuster diabetic drug metformin can lead to side effects including reduced mental abilities, depression, breathlessness and extreme fatigue.

This study, funded by the Gates Foundation, reviews the currently available tools for and approaches to assessing the environmental impacts of livestock production systems. The demand for food from animal sources is expected to double by 2050, driven by population growth, urbanization and rising incomes.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has welcomed the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) recent draft order which proposes to put curbs on the rampant use of antibiotics as a growth promoter in food-producing animals in India, such as chicken.

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a draft Order for domestically produced and imported meat and poultry products that notes a procedure will be developed to inspect and monitor slaughtering and processing plants before granting market access to trading partners.

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