Humans increase the amount of reactive nitrogen (all N species except N2) in the environment through a number of processes, primarily food and energy production. Once in the environment, excess reactive nitrogen may cause a host of various environmental problems. Understanding and controlling individual nitrogen footprints is important for preserving environmental and human health. In this paper we present the per capita nitrogen footprint of Japan.

Livestock operations are known to harbor elevated levels of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) that may pose a threat to public health. Broiler feedlots may represent an important source of ARGs in the environment. However, the prevalence and dissemination mechanisms of various types of ARGs in the environment of broiler feedlots have not previously been identified.

Study Finds Food Cooked Over Fire May Increase Risk Of Esophageal Cancer

Recent studies show that current trends in yield improvement will not be sufficient to meet projected global food demand in 2050, and suggest that a further expansion of agricultural area will be required. However, agriculture is the main driver of losses of biodiversity and a major contributor to climate change and pollution, and so further expansion is undesirable. The usual proposed alternative—intensification with increased resource use—also has negative effects.

Solutions to meet growing food requirements in a world of limited suitable land and degrading environment focus mainly on increasing crop yields, particularly in poorly performing regions, and reducing animal product consumption. Increasing yields could alleviate land requirements, but imposing higher soil nutrient withdrawals and in most cases larger fertilizer inputs.

Pune : After a CSE study last month reported large-scale use of antibiotics in the chicken samples in the Delhi-NCR region, the poultry sector says the antibiotic residues in poultry meat in the co

Venkateshwara Hatcheries claim that levels are far below EU standards

It is a fact that our food is getting to be unhealthy - not because of deliberate adulteration, but because we are choosing to produce it in unsafe ways.

It appears that tasty chicken dishes are fast disappearing from the menu of Keralites, thanks to the recent report by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on the rampant use of antibiotics

Indian Medical Association has demanded a ban on the use of antibiotics for growth promotion and disease prevention in poultry animals.