Sunday, 15 December 2013

Phasing out antibiotics in livestock- News and views for Sunday 15 December

News and views noted along the way.
15-12-2013 antibiotics
  • FDA finalizes voluntary rules on phasing out certain antibiotics in livestock
  • North Korea ‘summons business people from China’ – “North Korean business people are being recalled from China following the execution of top official, Chang Song-thaek, says a South Korean report. Leader Kim Jong-un may be purging associates of Mr Chang, who was in charge of economic ties with China.”
  • Abe vows to protect freedom of skies at Asean summit – “Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed a strong concern over China’s newly declared air defense identification zone, vowing to secure freedom of aviation at a summit meeting between Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that began Saturday. He stressed the need for all countries to comply with international law in relation to the territorial dispute in the South China Sea, and said he wanted to build economic ties that are governed by law rather than power, and reward those who make honest efforts.”
  • Ozone Hole Won’t Heal Until 2070, NASA Finds – “SAN FRANCISCO — The banning of ozone-depleting chemicals hasn’t yet caused detectable improvements in the Antarctic ozone hole, new research suggests. Instead, changes in the South Pole’s ozone hole from year-to-year are likely the result of natural variations in wind patterns, researchers said here Wednesday (Dec. 11) in a press conference at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.”
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