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The theme of the World Food Day 2014 is family farming with the slogan “feeding the world, caring for the earth”, to draw the attention to the importance of small scale agriculture as an important contributor to the overall food security of the world and a sustainable food production. Through the project Veg-i-Trade the Norwegian Veterinary Institute has been contributing to create an arena for stakeholders in the global food chain to raise discussions and awareness about challenges with global trade and food sovereignty.
A new disease is described in freshwater rainbow trout in Norway. A new virus is detected in diseased fish, but not yet confirmed as the causal agent of the disease.
The book “Fish vaccination” published by Wiley Blackwell has recently been placed on the market. The 30 chapters have been written by leading scientists in the field. Roar Gudding and Atle Lillehaug from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute and Øystein Evensen from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences are editors and chapter authors.
FunTox is the name of a new scientific platform at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute. The platform is part of the Institute’s long-term commitment to excel within appointed areas, including moulds in a «One Health» perspective.
In January 14-17 in Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment „BIOR” together with bilateral cooperation partners Daugavpils University and Norwegian Veterinary Institute were implemented a project No.PV2013/011 „Organization od visit to promote collaboration Norwegian partners for project preparation within thematic area of health – prevalence of zoonozes, risk for human health and prevention”.
Consumers in hospitals, airplanes, canteens, and even in some households may have limited choice other than convenience foods. The safety and quality of convenience foods rely significantly on the performance of food business operators. Food manufactures encounter challenges to make the right trade-off decisions on safety, quality, and cost, in a timely manner, when unintended changes occur during production, transport or storage.
To provide as complete a picture as possible of the health situation in Norwegian fish-farming, this annual report is based on diagnostic data from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute laboratories in Harstad, Trondheim, Bergen, Sandnes and Oslo as well as information gathered from fish-health services along the entire coastline. Information is also gathered from other research institutions and the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. www.vetinst.no/eng/Publications/Fish-Health-Report
Pigs react to swine flu like humans. This makes them usefuel in experiments which will find out how the virus attacks the respiratory tract in humans.
Flavobacteria cause huge losses in fish farming worldwide. Researchers are now surveying the variation found amongst these bacteria to better control the disease.
New findings on the interaction between an influenza-related virus and the host provide a significant contribution to understanding disease mechanisms behind the serious fish disease Infectious salmon anemia (ISA).