[ASC-list] MEDIA RELEASE: Why did the chicken cross the globe?

Cathy Sage cathy at sagewords.com.au
Fri Jun 27 05:01:34 UTC 2008


World Poultry Congress 2008

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre 1-4July 


Why did the chicken cross the globe?


For the first time in 40 years, the World's Poultry Congress will be held in
Australia, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 1 - 4 July,


Further information:

Details of the Congress program are at:



Planned media conferences* 

Embargo to Tuesday 1 July


10.30am Tuesday 1 July  

Bird Flu, other emerging diseases and antibiotics: where to from here?

What is the status of bird flu and other emerging poultry diseases and how
do we guard against them into the future? Where does the industry stand on
use of antibiotics in commercial poultry?


10.30am Wednesday 2 July

Is chicken care up to scratch?

Poultry welfare has improved substantially in the past 30 years. But will
the need to efficiently produce increasing volumes of high-quality food in
an environmentally friendly way come at the expense of poultry welfare? Or
is there a more optimistic outlook to be found?


10.30am Thursday 3 July 

Poultry and health advantages - what are the real facts?

Poultry is fast becoming the animal protein of choice for many, with
consumers drawn to it as a good high-protein, low-fat option. But community
concern still exists around issues such as hormones, antibiotic residues,
genetic modification, cholesterol and others. What's the real story? 


10.30am Friday 4 July

Feeding the world - humans, livestock or biofuels?

What are the emerging issues and options for balancing competing needs of
consumers, livestock and energy needs, and what role might poultry play in
providing a sustainable food supply?


*Note to media: Planned conference details may change depending on speaker
availability. Rooms to be confirmed. Updates will be available through
Michelle at admin at econnect.com.au


Panel members are available for interview. 

Contact either Cathy Sage Mob: 0400 714 603 or David Powles: 0404 504 258



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