Monday links

September 19, 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

Top 10 food safety myths discussed during National Food Safety Month – High Plains Journal
September is National Food Safety Month. About one in six Americans will get a foodborne illness this year, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates. To help keep you and your loved ones from becoming part of that statistic, click the link to learn of some common food safety myths.

Cutting-Edge Technology Sheds Light on Antibiotic Resistance – FDA
Scientists are concerned that resistant strains of bacteria could spread globally through travel or trade, including the exchange of foods. To help identify the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria as early as possible, and take steps to control their further spread, the FDA is using cutting-edge technology called whole genome sequencing (WGS).


China to invest $450 billion modernizing agriculture by 2020 – Reuters
The Agricultural Development Bank of China, one of the country's main policy lenders, agreed to loan at least 3 trillion yuan ($450 billion) by 2020 for the modernization of China's agriculture industry.

MSU to use $4.4 million NSF grant to explore the corn genome – MSU Today
The National Science Foundation has awarded $4.4 million to a Michigan State University research team to identify genes in the corn genome, work that could help breed new, more nutritious corn varieties in the future.

Animal Science

Fall Feeding Tips for Horses – The Horse
As temperatures drop, horse owners should begin to make changes in their horses’ feeding programs in preparation for winter. But what alterations are needed? Here are some points to consider when preparing to adjust a nutrition program for the colder weather.

New Virus Found in a Pig Officially Named Influenza D – The Pig Site
The International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses officially announced a new genus, Orthomyxovirdae, with a single species, Influenza D virus, because of its distinctness from other influenza types—A, B and C.


FDA Cracks Down on Online Sales by E-Cigarette Industry – Wall Street Journal
Agency had banned sales of devices to anyone under 18 years old.


What Is Walking Pneumonia, and How Is It Different Than Regular Pneumonia? – Life Hacker
Pneumonia can be a serious and even life threatening condition, especially if somebody gets it in addition to other medical problems.

Category: Agriculture