Monday links

February 01, 2016

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal safety, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food Safety

Follow practical tips to keep food served at Super Bowl party safe – The Times Tribune
Next Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday and according to the USDA, it is the second highest day of food consumption in the United States after Thanksgiving. Follow these practical food safety tips and ensure the food you serve at your Super Bowl party is safe.

Your Food's Bacteria is a Big Data Gold Mine – Fortune
The goal—at once futuristic and a little icky—is to track food across the sprawling, global supply chain by sequencing the DNA of the microorganisms that live on it.

Animal Science

Six steps for lambing or kidding success – Morning Ag Clips
The health, growth and early performance of a lamb or kid crop directly impact’s future performance in the milking parlor, pasture or show-ring. As a result, long-term successes can be driven by success during the lambing and kidding season.

Five Common Equine Eye Injuries – The Horse
Equine ocular insults are painful and sometimes unsightly, but with proper diagnosis and treatment most heal remarkably well.


Uncovering pathways toward engineering pest resistance – Michigan State University
Michigan State University scientists are examining the biochemistry of plants in research that could lead to advancements in the production of plants that are less susceptible to insect pests.

Canada aims to leapfrog U.S. in global wheat trade – Reuters
Canada is aiming to supplant the United States as the Western Hemisphere's dominant wheat exporter, as its invigorated grain-exporting sector cashes in on weakening currency and cheap freight rates.


New Non-Addictive Painkiller May Provide Safer Alternative To Opioids – IFLScience
A new painkiller made by adapting the body’s naturally occurring opioids could provide a safer, non-addictive alternative to current analgesic drugs, with far fewer side-effects than those produced by morphine.


Why Women Like Deep Voices and Men Prefer High Ones – Smithsonian Magazine
We find different pitches attractive because of the body size they signal—and a touch of breathiness is crucial to take the edge off deep voices in men.


Category: Food Safety, Agriculture