East African farmers are positive to GMOs
Imagine the despair you would feel if your crops were destroyed. Perhaps due to drought, an aggressive plant disease or pests, or nutrient deficient soil? And back at home you have many hungry mouths to feed.
How environmental and dietary changes affect farmed fish
Aquaculture diet has become increasingly plant based. In addition, the industry faces environmental changes. Recent findings in salmonids when the two challenges are combined, give cause for concern.
Taking charge of flood water
In the years ahead, more and heavier rain will fall. Researchers are working on innovative solutions that will allow optimal utilisation of supply networks and treatment plants. The goal is to save both money and the environment.
Chinese boycott of Norwegian salmon industry unsuccessful
China's boycott of Norwegian salmon has affected Chinese consumers more than Norwegian salmon exporters. Importers are finding workarounds, with the Chinese receiving poorer quality and more expensive Norwegian salmon.
More and more cows are catching colds
Respiratory infections in cattle pose a large and growing problem in Norway, resulting in impaired animal welfare and the increasing use of antibiotics. Simple measure to prevent infection can put a stop to the cold virus.
Enzyme discovery offers hope of a new generation of antibiotics
Antibiotic resistance is one of our time's gravest threats. New research on cell division offers hope of developing a new generation of antibiotics that can meet the challenge.
Cross-infection of foot rot between sheep and cattle
Foot rot is a serious and contagious hoof disease in sheep. New research has now revealed that cattle can also be carriers, even though they themselves are not seriously affected by the disease.