MICROCYSTIN DETECTION IN WATER

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Algal blooms in freshwater lakes

Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) are unicellular prokaryotes that thrive mainly in freshwater lakes. Being autotroph organisms they accomplish oxygenic photosynthesis playing a significant role in the food chain of several ecosystems. However, under certain circumstances (eutrophication, climatic change, etc.), they can grow and lead to uncontrolled blooms.

China’s Dairy evolution and new challenges

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According to the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014-2023, “world milk production is projected to increase by 180 Mt by 2023 when compared to the base years (2011-2013), the majority of which, 78%, is anticipated to come from developing countries”.

This increase particularly obeys to the rise of population and its income, followed by the expanding popularity and demand of dairy products, mainly due to a westernalisation of consumer preferences and diets in developing countries.

Already in 2012, the USA was the world leader producing almost 91 Mt, followed by India with 54Mt and China producing nearly 38Mt. Brazil held the 4th and Germany the 5th position in the ranking by producing respectively 32.3Mt and 30.5Mt, respectively.

Detection of antibiotic residues in feed: from farm to fork

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The use of antibiotics with therapeutical or prophylactical purposes is a common practice in livestock. These antimicrobials are often administered to food animals through medicated feedingstuffs.

lod Detection of antibiotic residues in feed explorer 2.0Antibiotics in feedingstuffs

Medicated feedingstuffs may be defined as mixtures of veterinary medicinal products and feed intended to be fed to animals because of their therapeutic or preventive features. Antimicrobial products that are part of medicated feedingstuffs must have been authorised for the animal species which the feed is administrated to and must also be included in Council Regulation 2377/90.