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

Agriculture

There’s a new sustainable ag technique in town, and it’s cleaning up – Grist The farming technique known as push-pull — which involves planting grasses with special properties to protect crops — […]

Monday Mycotoxin Report — August 31, 2015

Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin Report for August 31, 2015 is now available! Each week, we are happy to present a weekly report, sharing data and statistics from the agriculture industry. Each report also features a commodities report from Richard Brock of Brock Associates. To watch, click on the video below.

Study: Recalls of organic food on the rise

According to new data from the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture, a sharp jump is being seen in the number of recalls associated with organic food products. So far this year, 7% of all food units recalled have been organic compared to 2% of those recalled last year. In 2012 and […]

Industry prepares for potential reemergence of avian flu

As wild birds begin to migrate south from Canada, the National Chicken Council (NCC) has identified the top biosecurity principles for broiler and broiler-breeder producers in preparation for the potential reemergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) this fall.

As explained in a recent article, biosecurity is the poultry industry’s first line of defense to […]

Neogen acquires U.K.-based Lab M Holdings

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has acquired the stock of United Kingdom-based Lab M Holdings, a developer, manufacturer and supplier of microbiological culture media and diagnostic systems.

Lab M was founded in 1971, and has grown into a leading provider of microbial testing and diagnostic products for the global food, water, industrial […]

Study shows danger of mycotoxins for horses

It is well known that contaminated feed can cause serious problems for horses, ranging from colic and cardiac problems to neurologic issues and death. Mycotoxins can be a main component of these health problems which was recently documented a case in which feed contaminated with trichothecene mycotoxins caused bone marrow cell proliferation suppression, severe bleeding, […]

Tox Tuesday: The evolution of Spice

Since their first documented appearance in the United States in 2008, synthetic drugs have created a trend that both authorities and health care officials alike are struggling to contain. As a recent article explains, this is due to the ever-changing formulas and chemical structures used in their creation. Because of this, these drugs are difficult […]

Monday Mycotoxin Report — August 24, 2015

Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin Report for August 24, 2015 is now available! Each week, we are happy to present a weekly report, sharing data and statistics from the agriculture industry. Each report now also features a commodities report from Richard Brock of Brock Associates. To watch, click on 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.

Agriculture

Report: Condition of North Carolina’s corn worst in nation – Triangle Business Journal North Carolina’s corn crop is suffering under the worst conditions in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of […]

Canadian scientists to use genomics to address pig efficiency

Swine researchers in Canada have recently began a four-year, $9.8 million project that will develop genomic tools to select pigs that are more tolerant of, or resistant to, multiple diseases and in turn, help increase pork quality.

According to a recent article, the genomics tools they plan to develop will also allow producers to manage […]