Reinstating Local Food, Local Rules - Part 3 NOTE: This is a guest post from Siena Chrisman, Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances at WhyHunger, with excerpts from Andrianna Natsoulas’ Food Voices. In the spring of 2010, WhyHunger began a partnership with Andrianna Natsoulas, longtime food sovereignty activist and author of the forthcoming book Food Voices: Stories of the Food Sovereignty Movement. Food Voices captures the testimonies and images of farmers and fisherfolks across five countries who are fighting for a just, sustainable and sovereign food system; a food system that values quality over quantity, communities over individuals, and the environment over the corporate bottom-line. Andrianna talked to Maine farmer, and WhyHunger partner, Bob St. Peter in 2011. Tick-borne encephalitis virus – a review of an emerging zoonosis + Author Affiliations CorrespondenceT. Solomon firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract During the last 30 years, there has been a continued increase in human cases of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in Europe, a disease caused by tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV). TBEV is endemic in an area ranging from northern China and Japan, through far-eastern Russia to Europe, and is maintained in cycles involving Ixodid ticks (Ixodes ricinus and Ixodes persulcatus) and wild vertebrate hosts.
NOFIMA 07/11/11 Does ISA transfer between wild and farmed salmon? The aquaculture industry in Troms has been hit by annual outbreaks of ISA since 2007. Fish farmers hit by the disease can lose large quantities of fish, and a mortality rate of nearly 90 % has been registered in controlled challenge experiments on salmon. The regularity of the outbreaks may mean that the disease is established in the affected fjord systems, and a possible explanation is that wild fish are playing a role in pathogen transfer. ISA – the salmon’s influenza
Summa phytopathol. vol.33 no.2 Botucatu Apr./June 2007 Quantitative control of Lettuce mosaic virus fitness and host defence inh Quantitative control of Lettuce mosaic virus fitness and host defence inhibition by P1-HCPro P1-HC Pro do Lettuce mosaic virus atua de forma quantitativa na inibição da resposta de defesa do hospedeiro e adaptação viral Renate Krause-SakateI, *; Florence Richard-ForgetII; Elise RedondoII; Marcelo Agenor PavanI; Francisco Murilo ZerbiniIII; Thierry CandresseII; Olivier Le GallII FAO - AVRIL 2006 - Responsible Uses Of Antibiotics In Aquaculture By Pilar Hernández Serrano, Central University of Venezuela and published by the FAO - This work focuses on antibiotics misuse and the concomitant threat of resistance development, considering this topic to be a public health concern that affects the population worldwide. “Antibiotic resistance as a phenomenon is, in itself, not surprising. Nor is it new.
Success! 7th GE-Free Zone in British Columbia Richmond, British Columbia, has just become the seventh GE-free zone in British Columbia, joining Powell River, Kaslo, New Denver, Nelson, Rossland, Salt Spring Island and Denman Island. Credit for steering Council’s thinking on the issue goes to the Richmond Food Security Society and the Society for a Genetically Free (GE) BC. But it’s the Richmond City Council that will take both heat and praise for the decision, so they deserve praise for taking a stand. The day of the vote, May 22nd, the Vancouver Sun wrote: Richmond council will consider a motion to join the grassroots campaign to convince the federal government to require mandatory labelling of foods that contain GMOs. But that position falls short of the ban on GMO shrubs, plants and crops within the city’s boundaries sought by GE Free BC.
Tick-Borne Encephalitis Among U.S. Travelers to Europe and Asia—2000-2009, June 2, 2010, 303 (21): 2132 DM Granger, MD, Univ of Utah School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. BK Lopansri, MD, Loyola Univ Medical Center and Hines VA Hospital, Illinois. D Butcher, MD, Teton Internal Medicine, Jackson, Wyoming. S Wong, PhD, NP Tavakoli, PhD, PB Backenson, MS, New York State Dept of Health; M Campbell, MSc, A Fine, MD, J Ackelsberg, MD, New York City Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene; A Freedman, MD, M Fink, MD, New York Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Medical Center. H Artsob, PhD, Public Health Agency of Canada.
SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE 06/01/04 Infectious Salmon Anaemia Listen Infectious Salmon Anaemia A new report shows continuing high levels of compliance by the Scottish salmon farming industry in combating the spread of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA). UCDAVIS - 2009 - UC Pest Management Guidelines - Lettuce mosaic Symptoms of lettuce mosaic vary greatly. Leaves of plants that are infected at a young stage are stunted, deformed, and (in some varieties) show a mosaic or mottling pattern. Such plants rarely grow to full size; head lettuce varieties infected early fail to form heads. Plants that are infected later in the growth cycle will show a different set of symptoms. These plants may reach full size, but the older outer leaves will be yellow, twisted, and otherwise deformed.
FDA - SCIENCE RESEARCH - Volume IV - 9.3 Chemotherapeutics in Seafood Over the past several years, there has been a significant increase in the commercial production, and consumption of aquacultured products. As this industry grows, so does the use of approved and non-approved chemicals. Fish or seafood raised in a controlled environment can be better protected from catching wild parasites and fed to promote growth. On the other hand, fish/seafood raised in a high-density setting can cause quick exchange of disease, resulting in the need to pro-actively or actively treat with drugs. The use of non-approved chemical compounds on aquaculture products, or the misuse of approved chemicals, may have an impact on the safety of consumers.
No, We Don't Need Industrial Agriculture to Feed the World It won’t be easy to make the case that industrial agriculture is not what we need to feed the world, as well-oiled, deep-pocketed agribusinesses have been working for some time to convince the public that it is. But the Real Food Media Project, a project led by Anna Lappe of the Small Planet Institute, has set out to dismantle that myth. In the first of a three-part video series called Food MythBusters, Lappe aims to prove that we can produce enough food for everyone in the world without genetic engineering, chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers and that we’d be better off for it in many more ways than one. Watch the video here and read the script for it here. PLOS 31/01/13 Introduced Siberian Chipmunks (Tamias sibiricus barberi) Contribute More to Lyme Borreliosis Risk than Native Rese Abstract The variation of the composition in species of host communities can modify the risk of disease transmission. In particular, the introduction of a new host species can increase health threats by adding a new reservoir and/or by amplifying the circulation of either exotic or native pathogens. Lyme borreliosis is a multi-host vector-borne disease caused by bacteria belonging to the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex. It is transmitted by the bite of hard ticks, especially Ixodes ricinus in Europe. Previous studies showed that the Siberian chipmunk, Tamias sibiricus barberi, an introduced ground squirrel in the Forest of Sénart (near Paris, France) was highly infested by I. ricinus, and consequently infected by B. burgdorferi sl.
Infectious salmon anemia virus Infectious salmon anemia or anaemia (ISA) is a viral disease of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) that affects fish farms in Canada, Norway, Scotland and Chile, causing severe losses to infected farms. The disease is listed as a non-exotic disease of the EU and is therefore watched closely by the European Community Reference Laboratory for Fish Diseases. Virology The aetiological agent of ISA is the infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAV). J Virol Methods. 2016 Apr;230:53-8. Incidence of Lettuce mosaic virus in lettuce and its detection by polyclonal antibodies produced against recombinant coat protein expressed in Escherichia coli. Highlights We raised polyclonal antibodies against Lettuce mosaic virus effective at 1:1000 dilution in PTA-ELISA. We first time report the natural occurrence of Lettuce mosaic virus from Jammu and Kashmir state of India using raised polyclonal antibodies. Our 3 years data showed increase in incidence of Lettuce mosaic virus in India based on symptoms and PTA-ELISA. Methodology used in present study can be reciprocated for raising Lettuce mosaic virus specific polyclonal antibodies and used in immune-diagnosis in quarantine and clean seed production programs.