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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.

Friday 17. April 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa, Global Food
Baby food contaminated with harmful substances endangers the health of thousands of children. | © Veterinarians without Borders

The market for milk powder and infant foods is particularly vulnerable to fraud. For example, cheap urea or melamine is added to the milk powder to fake an increased protein content, or the highly toxic and carcinogenic formaline to ensure longer durability.

Tuesday 14. April 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa, Global Food
This year, our annual campaign VACCINATION FOR AFRICA is dedicated to the combat against global food fraud. | © Veterinarians without Borders

This is the title of the current aid project of Veterinarians without Borders and at the same time the focus of the campaign VACCINATION FOR AFRICA 2020. Our goal is to hold workshops on food fraud in the poorest regions of the world and to carry out control examinations of food on-site. In cooperation with local food control authorities and universities professionals are trained....

Friday 10. April 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa, Global Food
An incredible 72 percent of the urban African population, that is about 300 million people, live in slums. | © www.grida.no/resources/8194, Riccardo Pravettoni

Did you know that, in Africa alone, about 300 million people live in slums? This corresponds to the total population of Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland and Austria! Slum dwellers are purchasing their staple foods on the black market. Many of these foods are of inferior quality, adulterated or harmful to health.

Tuesday 07. April 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa, Global Food
The slums of African megacities are where we do research. | © Veterinarians without Borders

For the past few years, Veterinarians without Borders has been on track of global food fraud. Our research in this field regularly leads us to the slums of African megacities. As in all developing regions, the monitoring of food is rather insufficient there.

Saturday 04. April 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa, Global Food

Food fraud can have consequences on health or financially. The latter are associated with additional costs for the consumer or economic losses for trade.

In terms of health, however, food fraud can lead to allergies or permanent physical damage, even to death of consumers!

Wednesday 01. April 2020 / Category: Report, Vaccination for Africa, Global Food
Food fraud = intentional deception of consumers with the aim of achieving a financial or economic gain. | © Veterinarians without Borders

Food fraud occurs when foodstuffs are placed on the market with the aim of achieving a financial or economic gain through intentional deception of consumers.

Monday 10. February 2020 / Category: Picture, Vaccination for Africa, Mobile Agrar-Schule

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Wednesday 08. January 2020 / Category: Report



Thank you for everything you did to prevent cruelty to animals.
Thank you for your unbeatable efforts.
Thank you for the bright example you were to us all.
We will miss you.

Heli Dungler
Founder of "Four Paws"
1963-2020

Friday 27. September 2019 / Category: Report, Global Food, Environment, Pastoralists, Maasai
Small family farmers, such as the Maasai in East Africa, play an important role for a sustainable future for all of us. | © Veterinarians without Borders

The world population is growing. To feed the world and do it sustainably, an urgent and radical shift in our food systems is inevitable. The United Nations have proclaimed the Decade of Family Farming in order to give this paradigm shift the necessary scope. To foster biological diversity and sustainable food production instead of intensive farming...

Friday 20. September 2019 / Category: Report, Maasai
For Maasai pastoralists each of their cattle is an important source of food. | © Veterinarians without Borders

The annual migration of wildebeest between the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara in East Africa attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. For the Maasai, this is an unfavourable time. It implies danger for their livestock, because wildebeest are vectors of the dreaded malignant catarrhal fever, a fatal viral disease of cattle and sheep. An international team of scientists has tested the...

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