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In our media centre you can find a collection of news, photographs, video clips, radio reports and documents that follow our work. Unless otherwise stated, VSF has the copyright to all downloadable multimedia files. The publication (print, web etc.) is free of charge only in connection with an article about VSF.

Monday 18. February 2019 / Category: Report, Jobs

The OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) has a job vacancy in its Regional Activities Department based in Paris. Required language skills:

* English fluently (the organisation's working language)
* French fluently (main task is to support the "Veterinary Paraprofessional" program in West Africa)

Please <link...

Monday 14. January 2019 / Category: Report, Global Food, Poor food hygiene
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Our comments on the issue of food fraud over the last few weeks may have raised the question on measures suited to improve consumer safety. Prof. Dagmar Schoder is head of the working group "Global Food Safety" at the Vetmeduni Vienna. She says: "We need a powerful, efficient food control at global level. A task force should be set up to act...

Thursday 10. January 2019 / Category: Report
The raw materials for our food are often produced in countries where controls are still inefficient | © Veterinarians without Borders

An increasing quantity of resources, that were produced in Europe in the past, nowadays originates from Southeast Asia or Africa. As for vitamin supplements, even 90 % are produced in China. However, food control is still inefficient in these countries. The oigin of many ingredients is often no longer transparent.

Friday 21. December 2018 / Category: Report

Tuesday 18. December 2018 / Category: Video

Our Tanzanian employee John Laffa wishes all supporters and friends of Veterinarians without Borders a merry Christmas!

Monday 17. December 2018 / Category: Global Food, Poor food hygiene, Report

The probability of food fraud depends essentially on three factors:

  1. Is there direct contact between manufacturers and consumers? - Direct contact assures an active feedback loop and hence immediate control. The producer feels obliged to the consumer.
  2. Code of honor - Do producers and retailers adhere to appropriate value systems and quality...
Wednesday 12. December 2018 / Category: Global Food, Poor food hygiene, Report

Each food scandal is the result of - simplified - either a mistake or intention. The desire to obtain a financial or economic advantage leads some food producers to fraudulent conduct. Others, in turn, misinterpret risks and situations in a grossly negligent way.

However, food fraud is not a phenomenon of modern times. It has existed ever since food was traded for...

Monday 10. December 2018 / Category: Poor food hygiene, Land conflicts, Report

70 years ago this very day, the United Nations adopted the Declaration of Human Rights. It assumes that all people have the same fundamental rights - regardless of their nationality, their ethnic group or their religion. Although the Human Rights are recognised by most states in principle, compliance with the declaration is still not a matter of course in many countries. This...

Monday 26. November 2018 / Category: Global Food, Poor food hygiene, Children, Report

Food safety is an issue of growing significance in our globalized world. In order to reduce costs, the food industry increasingly relies on raw materials produced in Africa or Southeast Asia. In developing countries, however, food controls are often unreliable or completely lacking.

At the Vetmeduni Vienna, the working group "Global Food...

Friday 16. November 2018 / Category: Global Food, Secure milk, Maasai, Report

Today is the International Day for Tolerance, launched in 1995 by UNESCO. Tolerance allows a decent coexistence of different cultures and religions by allowing other opinions, actions and conventions.

Veterinarians without Borders believe that the ancient knowledge and traditions of indigenous peoples are a very valuable good. Therefore, we collect and document traditional...

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World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is looking for a veterinarian for its headquarters in Paris

The OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) has a job vacancy in its Regional Activities...

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Is there an end of food fraud in sight?

Our comments on the issue of food fraud over the last few weeks may have raised the question on...

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The raw materials for our food are often produced in countries where controls are still inefficient | © Veterinarians without Borders

Food safety on global markets

An increasing quantity of resources, that were produced in Europe in the past, nowadays originates...

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John Laffa sends Christmas greetings from Tanzania

Our Tanzanian employee John Laffa wishes all supporters and friends of Veterinarians without...

Maasai student Lucas Moreto successfully finishes diploma course!

We congratulate our Maasai student Lucas Moreto! As reported, Lucas is studying law at the TUDARCO...

Mogira - Der "Einstein" unter den Kühen

Kuh Mogira zählt bereits 12 Jahre und hat neuerdings sogar gelernt, die Wasserpumpe selbst zu...

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