Useful Link / Information: Hygienic aspects of the production and agricultural use of animal wastes

Regarding the hygienic aspects of the production and use of animal wastes, further research on the following aspects is essential: pathogenic agents present in residues of animal production in the context of transmissible multifactorial diseases and the epidemiology of pathogens under different ecological conditions; recycling of toxic agents, e.g., copper, selenium and iodine, in animal …

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Useful Link / Information: Effect of Length of Time before Incorporation on Survival of Pathogenic Bacteria Present in Livestock Wastes Applied to Agricultural Soil

Food can become contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms at all stages of manufacture and processing. However, there is a recognized potential for the on-farm transfer of pathogens to food during primary production. Livestock infected with zoonotic agents can excrete pathogens into their feces, and animal wastes have been implicated as a source of infection in a …

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Useful Link / Information: The Impact of Factory farms on the Environment

The informal term “factory farming” refers to any intensive commercial form of agriculture that employs extreme growing techniques (usually with heavy use of agrichemicals and veterinary drugs) to produce the greatest output in the least space, and at the lowest unit cost. Although the term occasionally refers also to intensive crop monocultures, for the purpose …

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