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World News: Germany
Germany | 26 October 2015
Germany becomes the first country to ban disturbing ‘chick shredding’ practice from egg industry

Germany has just become the first country to outlaw the practice of ‘chick shredding’. Every year millions of male chicks are ground up alive or suffocated by the commercial egg industry. This i...


Germany | 28 July 2015
Case of low-risk H7N7 bird flu found at German poultry farm

A case of the low-risk bird flu strain H7N7 has been found on a poultry farm in Emsland in north Germany, the state of Lower Saxony said on Monday. The 10,000 egg-laying hens on the farm have been ...


Germany | 30 June 2015
Germany's Netto expands GM-free range

German discounter Netto Marken-Discount has announced that it is extending the range of GM-free products on sale in its stores, with the rollout of a new organic chicken range, labelled 'Gut Ponholz'....


Germany | 22 May 2015
Consumer watchdog: Salmonella can also come from free-range and organic eggs

After a European salmonella outbreak made hundreds ill, a Bavarian egg farm has come under suspicion. Foodwatch warned that labels and seals do not always mean eggs are safe, nor that the animals rece...


Germany | 15 May 2015
Germany's love affair with the egg

Germans have a special relationship with eggs, it seems. They have special bowls and crackers for them - and even color them all year round. For Easter, here's a look at Germany's adoration of the egg...


Germany | 12 May 2015
Germany working to end mass killing of male chicks by 2017

The German government says it wants to end the mass killing of male chicks within two years, becoming the first country to do so. Each year some 45 million male chicks in Germany are shredded short...


Germany | 30 March 2015
Vet discovers way to sex chicks in eggs

A vet from Leipzig has discovered a way of sexing chickens while still in the egg. This major breakthrough will spare male baby chickens from the chop after they hatch and has won the German scientist...


Germany | 24 February 2015
German company to buy Bulgarian manufacturer of ‘Ludogorsko Pile’ poultry

German company Paul-Heinz Wesjohann Group wants to buy Bulgarian Ameta Holding, owner of the “Ludogorsko pile”brand of poultry and poultry products and the PilCo processing plant in Razgrad. Bulgar...