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Avian Influenza Update: H5N1 in 2008 - Is a Now-Familiar Pattern Relaxing Pandemic Concerns? By Stephen Aldrich & Todd Harrington
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During the first quarter of 2008, we are once again witness to a seasonal resurgence of reported disease outbreaks due to H5N1 avian influenza. So far this year, human cases and deaths due to H5N1... More > have been confirmed in Indonesia, Vietnam and China. These sporadic human cases fall within the context of resurgent animal outbreaks of H5N1 disease across 18 countries since December 2007. Most of these outbreaks have occurred in poultry populations, including chickens, turkeys, geese, and ducks. However, a few in China, Poland, and the United Kingdom have involved wild birds.* The resurgent pattern of avian and human cases reminds us that H5N1 remains endemic across a broad swath of Eurasian, Middle-East, and Aftican geography, and can be expected to periodically infect both commercial and domestic poultry flock in those regions of the world for years to come. What follows is a brief summary of significant H5N1 events so far in 2008.< Less
Spinning Straw into Gold?: The Global Outlook for Biofuels By Todd Harrington & James Newcomb
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This is a bio-era biofuels global outlook done in 2006.
Avian Influenza Update: H5N1 in 2008 - Is a Now-Familiar Pattern Relaxing Pandemic Concerns? By Stephen Aldrich & Todd Harrington
eBook (PDF): $0.00
During the first quarter of 2008, we are once again witness to a seasonal resurgence of reported disease outbreaks due to H5N1 avian influenza. So far this year, human cases and deaths due to H5N1... More > have been confirmed in Indonesia, Vietnam and China. These sporadic human cases fall within the context of resurgent animal outbreaks of H5N1 disease across 18 countries since December 2007. Most of these outbreaks have occurred in poultry populations, including chickens, turkeys, geese, and ducks. However, a few in China, Poland, and the United Kingdom have involved wild birds.* The resurgent pattern of avian and human cases reminds us that H5N1 remains endemic across a broad swath of Eurasian, Middle-East, and Aftican geography, and can be expected to periodically infect both commercial and domestic poultry flock in those regions of the world for years to come. What follows is a brief summary of significant H5N1 events so far in 2008.< Less
McDonald’s Global Policy on Antibiotic Use in Meat Supply By Todd Harrington & James Newcomb
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McDonald’s Corporation’s recent decision to require its meat suppliers to phase out the use of certain antibiotics for animal growth promotion is a watershed event for the meat production... More > industry. McDonald’s, the largest single buyer of meat in the U.S., and much of the world, is using its buying power to manage a growing array of attributes linked to its products and brand identity including consumer “intangibles” related to social responsibility, sustainable food supply, animal welfare, and human health. Other companies, both in the fast food industry and in grocery stores, are likely to take similar steps to manage product attributes related to human health. Responding to these new requirements will reinforce changes already underway in the meat supply industry, opening new avenues for product differentiation, tightening the links between meat suppliers and their customers, and spurring new investment in quality assurance and traceability.< Less
Avian Influenza Update: Setting the World on Edge - 11-10-2005 By Stephen Aldrich et al.
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This is a bio-era update report to members of the bio-era "Thinking Ahead" service on the global status of H5N1 avian influenza.
H5N1 Scenarios - Economic and Evolutionary Implications of Recent Developments - 03-21-2006 By Stephen Aldrich et al.
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This is the illustrated transcript of a web teleconference on the economic and evolutionary significance of recent developments regarding the H5N1 virus which took place on March 21, 2006

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