Monday links

August 29, 2016

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

Food Safety

Leafy Greens Added to CDC’s Foodborne Illness Questionnaire – Food Safety Magazine
After a Listeria outbreak involving bagged salads, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now including leafy greens on food history questionnaires that are used to interview foodborne illness patients. Had leafy greens been on the questionnaire already, the outbreak may have been detected much earlier.

FDA Extends Compliance Dates for Certain Final Rules Under the Food Safety Modernization Act – National Law Review
The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a final rule extending certain compliance dates for some of the foundational final rules promulgated pursuant to the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Animal Science

Legendary bulls’ genes may hold the secret to better cow fertility – ABC
Genomics is the talk of the cattle industry at the moment and a new project hopes to harness the method, which entails recording an animal’s entire DNA sequence, to breed the perfect bulls and cows.

Fixing With Feed - How to Choose the Correct Feed for Your Horse — Animal Health Company
Choosing the correct feeding routine and feed is vitally important for your horse's health and happiness. Horses at different stages of life and at different weights will require different types and amounts of food. Take a look at this infographic and apply some of your new knowledge to your feeding routine.


State agriculture officials reach milestone in preserving farmland – WIFT
Pennsylvania leads the nation in farmland preservation, with over $1.3 billion earmarked to ensure that more than half a million acres will be used solely for agricultural purposes.

U.S. to buy 11 million pounds of cheese to boost dairy prices – Chicago Tribune
The Department of Agriculture plans to buy $20 million of stockpiled cheese to distribute to food banks and pantries nationwide in an attempt to stem farmer losses after dairy prices plummeted amid a global milk glut earlier this year.


Prescription drug abuse tied to increased risk of teen suicide – Fox
Suicide is a leading cause of death for teens worldwide, and the odds of suicide attempts may be higher when adolescents abuse prescription drugs, a Chinese study suggests.


Does Believing You're Lucky Make You More Likely to Succeed? – Science Channel
Is it really mind over matter? Check out this video and learn the truth.

Category: Agriculture