The FAO and OIE should focus more on pollutants (EDCs, pesticides, antimicrobial glyphosate present in aquafeeds) and viruses in food, to protect the poor people in emerging pandemics. The health certificates for shrimp international trade regulations by OIE should be signed by veterinarians with expertise in zoonosis.
Over 300 transposable elements (TEs) have been characterized from the first SPF P. vannamei produced by the USMSFP by our collaborator, Dr. Weidong Bao, at the Genetics Information Research Institute (GIRI) CA USA. Some are unique sequences associated with shrimp diseases
The report released in june , had a special focus in the consecuences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the food industry, which has forced the cancellation of industry trade events, disrupted supply chains, , and lead to widespread restaurant closures.
The report predicts that seafood will see lasting impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. The seafood industry overall will continue to be affected negatively by the pandemic even beyond direct closures caused by it.
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FAO. 2020 Food Outlook - Biannual Report on Global Food Markets: June 2020. Food Outlook, 1. Rome