Archive: November 2015

World Diabetes Day: Learning More About Diabetic Alert Dogs

Published: November 13, 2015
According to the International Diabetes Federation[i], over 380 million people worldwide, live with diabetes—a number only projected to increase to more than half a billion people in the next few decades.

On World Diabetes Day (#WDD) 2015, we chose to learn more about diabetic alert dogs and to do so we visited the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) Central Library at – an online platform for open research and collaboration into the relationships between ...

Raising the bar for swine farming in Vietnam

Published: November 06, 2015
We talk to Mr. Nguyen Huu Tri, Head of the Pioneer Safe Swine Farming Cooperative in Vietnam on #FarmerFriday.

Mr. Nguyen, can you please tell us what safe swine farming means to you?

Safe swine farming means that we ensure safety in all aspects of hygiene, quality and health of the animal, as well as for our staff who take care of them. In Vietnam, we aspire to achieve certification by the Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices or VietGAP initiative. 

So, what agricultural standards do ...