Spread of ‘free-range’ farming may raise risk of animal-borne pandemics – study | Farming

The industrial farming of animals such as pigs, poultry and cattle to provide meat for hundreds of millions of people may reduce the risk of pandemics and the emergence of dangerous diseases including Sars, BSE, bird flu and Covid-19 compared with less-intensive farming , a major study by vets and ecologists has found. Despite reports … Read more

KFC faces backlash over ‘misleading’ portrayal of chicken farming | Environment

KFC has been accused of a “misleading” portrayal of chicken farming after activists revisited a farm recently highlighted in a film by a YouTube influencer. The Behind the Bucket film published last December saw YouTuber Niko Omilana visit a farm operated by meat company Moy Park, one of Europe’s leading poultry producers, which sells chicken … Read more