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The hidden effects of dairy farming on public and environmental health, considering the use of antibiotics and other agro-chemicals

The current and expected growth of the world’s population warrants an increased production of high-quality animal protein. Dairy farming is regarded as one of the important ways of satisfying this need to meet the growing demand for milk, especially in developing countries. Increased use of antibiotics The focus on crossbreeding and increasing the productivity of [...]

By | March 2nd, 2016|News NLF|0 Comments

Great interest for NLF Antibiotic reduction strategy at World Bank

This week Katrien van’t Hooft, director of Dutch Farm Experience, presented the experience of the Natural Livestock Farming network related to the strategy developed to reduce antibiotics in dairy farming in two World Bank meetings. How to reduce antibiotics in dairy farming? On invitation of Steven Jaffee, Lead Agriculture Economist and Global Lead, Food Quality [...]

By | February 23rd, 2016|News NLF|0 Comments

New website for TDU

Our partner TDU has developed a new website. Please see here.

By | February 16th, 2016|News NLF|0 Comments

Ruminants and methane: not the fault of the animals

Cattle and sheep are blamed for contributing to greenhouse gases, belching out methane, and farmers in the future are likely to be taxed because of it. The recent Green Left Weekly climate change liftout [issue #1078] calls for a drastic reduction in sheep and cattle numbers. There is a TV advertisement, urging people to “go [...]

By | February 5th, 2016|News NLF|0 Comments

Review on Antimicrobial Resistance

See paper published by the independent Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), in which they consider the impact of antibiotic use in animals, particularly the agricultural sector, as well as the release of antimicrobials and resistant bacteria into the environment from animal use, human use and manufacturing plants.

By | February 4th, 2016|News NLF|0 Comments

Drugs make bugs

Did you know that superbugs -- dangerous bacteria resistant to antibiotics -- are spreading from farms and into our communities? When antibiotics are used day after day to raise animals, drug resistant bacteria flourish, making antibiotics less effective for people. Take a look at a day in the life of this pig to learn why [...]

By | January 12th, 2016|News NLF|0 Comments

Agroecology Case Study: Reviving the Ankole Longhorns of Uganda

Ankole Longhorn cattle can survive in extremely harsh, dry conditions such as those in Sub-Saharan Africa – which is becoming drier and hotter. In a context where herders are strongly encouraged to keep exotic and hybrid cattle, the innovative LIFE approach led Ugandan herders to revalue the Longhorns for their economic and cultural value. Read [...]

By | December 14th, 2015|News NLF|0 Comments

Natural Livestock Farming India platform launched

The India donor and knowledge holders meeting This meeting was held at TransDisciplinary University (TDU) in Bangalore. The participants represented dairy cooperatives such as KMF and MILMA, NGOs such as Oxfam India and Solidaridad, researchers from various universities and policy makers a.o. from Netherlands Embassy in New Delhi. The participants stressed the need for cooperation to [...]

By | December 13th, 2015|News NLF|0 Comments

Milk from State contains least quantity of antibiotic residue, says study

Last Saturday the Indian Donor and Knowledge Holders Meeting, sponsored by Natural Livestock Farming took place in Bangalore. The main purpose of the meeting was to crate an Indian Knowledge Application Platform for NLF. The mission was to achieve "One Health" (human, livestock and environment) based on natural products and holistic knowledge. See also article [...]

By | December 13th, 2015|News NLF|0 Comments

Widespread misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance threatens public health – UN health agency

A recent multi-country survey revealed that people are confused about the rising threat of antibiotic resistance to public health and are unclear about how to prevent it from growing. […]

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By | November 17th, 2015|News NLF|0 Comments