How to: Storing fruits

The produce section is my favorite part of the supermarket. Not only is it packed full with lots of vibrant colors, but it has foods that are great for you, and delicious too. I spend most of my shopping trips there filling up my cart. But once I get home, sometimes I get stumped. Where […]

Safety matters: Steak

[ SPANISH ] With summer temperatures approaching, it’s only right that we bring our grills out of storage and give them the tender, loving care they deserve. You heard me: it’s time to grill some steaks.

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How DON impacts pig gut functionality

Infecting numerous grains, deoxynivalenol (better known as DON) is a mycotoxin to which pigs are especially sensitive. DON can be found on wheat, corn, barley, rice and oat products, giving pigs potential access to the toxin through their feed. The consequences of ingestion of DON by pigs include nausea and vomiting, feed refusal, gastroenteritis, diarrhea, […]

6 Reasons dogs chase their tails

[ SPANISH ] It usually happens out of the blue: you’re reclining in your living room and suddenly your dog stands up and starts running in circles, chasing its tail. Apart from it being kind of hilarious, there may be some very legitimate reasons that your dog decides to start attacking a part of its […]

Tox Wednesday: Barbiturates

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One of the oldest sedatives in use, barbiturates are depressant drugs that cause relaxation and sleepiness. They are often prescribed to patients with sleep disorders and mental illnesses to calm them and induce sleep by depressing the central nervous system.

The history of the drug goes back to 1864 when barbituric […]

Agriculture appropriations bills move through subcommittees

Last week, the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Related Agencies met to markup their respective agriculture appropriations bills.

The bill would include $1 billion for the

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Frozen treats that don’t lead to “we all scream” on the scale

Ice cream is one of the best summer treats around, there’s no denying that. But with an ingredient list that includes cream and sugar, it isn’t exactly the healthiest treat. So where is one supposed to turn when looking for a delicacy in the hot summer months that won’t ruin your diet?

There’s actually a […]

How sweet it is: Honey fights antibiotic resistance

[ SPANISH ] Low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, honey has long been considered one of the world’s super foods. Not only is it a natural sweetener, but honey has many healing properties. Records dating back to first Egyptian dynasty showcase the importance of the sweet nectar. In Niuserre’s Sun temple, hieroglyphics showcase bee-keepers. […]

Back to the future: Food in space

[ SPANISH ] Throwback Thursday is taking a step back to what was once considered the future of science: space travel. From the initial launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik in October 1957, to hopefully landing humans on the surface of Mars in the 2030s, space travel has evolved astronomically (see what I did there?) […]

Salts of the earth

[ SPANISH ] Halite is the natural form of salt, found in solid masses and as a dissolved solution in oceans and salt lakes. Halite is also known as table salt, and because of clever marketing, is associated with a little girl walking in the rain. It ranges in color based on impurities from deep […]