Peanut allergy? There’s a patch for that

Those suffering from peanut allergies may soon find some relief as a new product —similar to a nicotine patch — has been developed to help allergy sufferers significantly increase their peanut tolerance. According to a recent article, the drug, called Viaskin Peanut, recently received special fast-track testing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

Monday Mycotoxin Report — June 29, 2015

Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin Report for June 29, 2015 is now available for your viewing pleasure. Each week, we are happy to present to you a weekly report, sharing data and statistics from the agriculture industry. To learn more about drought, crop yields and mycotoxin levels, please watch the video below.

Monday links

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

Animal Science

Anthrax found in North Dakota – Bovine Veterinarian A case of anthrax in cattle has hit the state of North Dakota for the first time this year, a veterinarian confirmed last […]

Genetic engineering may be key to chestnut revival

Throughout the 1800s, chestnut trees were a major source of food as families would use the nuts in everything from bread to pickles, to preserves and cream pies. However, that changed in the early 1900s when a plague known as blight, decimated American chestnut trees. This deadly fungus came to the U.S. on the much […]

Tox Thursday: High school drug testing

Drug testing high school students before they are allowed to participate in school-sponsored athletics or other extracurricular activities has been a hot issue dating back to 1995 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against student privacy and upheld the constitutionality of drug testing student athletes. The court upheld the ruling again in 2002, and by […]

Bottled water recall; E. coli testing expected to increase

A new report has found the global market for E. coli testing is expected to reach $2.1 billion by 2022, up from $1.2 billion in 2013. Researchers from the study say this growth will be in part to major federal efforts to combat more foodborne illness in the U.S. via the Food Safety Modernization Act […]

Tuesday links

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

Animal Science

Cat got your tongue? New research says ‘no’ – Science Daily The study represents the first glimpse into how domestic cats perceive bitterness in food at a molecular level, and could […]

Monday Mycotoxin Report — June 22, 2015

Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin Report for June 22, 2015 is now available for your viewing pleasure. Each week, we are happy to present to you a weekly report, sharing data and statistics from the agriculture industry. To learn more about drought, crop yields and mycotoxin levels, please watch the video below.

Science: Use therMOMeter to keep dad safe on Sunday

With Father’s Day around the corner, many will see charcoal smoke wafting through their neighborhoods as families come together around the grill in celebration of dad. However, grilling outdoors doesn’t mean food safety rules stay inside, Carla Haley-Hadley, Miller County extension agent for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said in a recent […]

Nature could yield best pesticide solution yet

Cabbage loopers, beet army worms, corn rootworms, green peach aphids, spider mites and other crop-eating insects can be a major problem for farmers and their crops. But what if instead of turning to agricultural chemicals to deal with these pesky insects, there was a complete pesticide-free solution?

That may soon be the case, as a […]