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Newsletter Boars on the way

Boars on the way is an initiative of the Dutch pig sector, aiming to end castration of male pigs within the European Union.
“Chicory reduces up to 60% of skatole”

Senior Scientist Hanne Maribo elaborates on her research on feeding techniques to reduce boar taint. “Using chicory three days before slaughter compared to two weeks before slaughter reduces extra costs, while having the same results.”
Click here to read the full interview on feeding techniques

What is your opinion on pig farming? 

Share your opinion in the online survey on pork consumption and pig farming. In the 10 minute questionaire you are asked to share your opinion on meat consumption and farming practices. The survey is available in 17 different languages. For more information about th survey you can visit our website. You are welcome to share this link within your network, to help us collecting insights:
Click here to fill out the survey
Johanne Mörlein: studying consumer acceptance 

Johanne Mörlein studies consumer acceptance of tainted meat. “In designing consumer studies the environmental context has to be considered. A lab cannot compare to real life eating situations.” 
Read how Dr. Mörlein studies consumer acceptance
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Calendar of IPEMA meetings 
with reservation

The  final IPEMA is planned on 29 -30 July 2020 in Hohenheim, Germany. The aim of the meeting will be the dissemination of deliverables and presentation of results and the progress in knowledge on alternatives for castration.
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