From giant pumpkins to pets: Genetic engineering is there

Will your future dog be a genetically modified “micropig?” Will giant pumpkins become the norm this time of year? Some are asking these questions as the use of genetic engineering is making headlines around the world regarding everything from the foods we grow and eat, to the future of our household pets.

For example, the […]

If the bird flu vaccine is used, how will it affect your food?

It was recently announced that a vaccine to help protect the nation’s chickens from avian influenza has cleared a first hurdle with the Agriculture Department granting its maker a “conditional” license. This comes after more than 48 million birds died during an outbreak earlier this year and helps to ease some worries from farmers, producers […]

Monday links

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

Agriculture

USDA analyzing effects of wild pigs on U.S. crops and livestock – Yahoo The USDA recently said it has started analyzing for the first time data it has collected on the impact […]

Monday Mycotoxin Report — September 28, 2015

Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin Report for September 28, 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.

Researchers successfully ID people from their microbial cloud

Research has explored the human microbiome for several years and it has been known that every person’s skin is teeming with millions of different microbes creating a living, breathing habitat layer unique to every individual.

However, new research is showing that the human microbiome actually extends beyond a person’s skin and into the air around […]

Infographic: National Food Safety Education Month

September is National Food Safety Education Month and Neogen would like to remind you about safe food refrigeration. Take a look at the infographic below and share it with your friends!

Graphics show how quickly germs can spread in a hospital

New research, backed by some pretty cool graphics, is showing just how quickly germs can spread within a healthcare setting—such as nursing homes and hospitals—and challenges the myth that infectious droplets released by patients’ coughing, sneezing, or breathing can be fully dealt with by the building’s ventilation system.

Marco-Felipe King, PhD, a research fellow at […]

E. coli more virulent when accompanied by beneficial bacteria

E. coli

It has long been somewhat of a mystery why some people get extremely sick and even die after being infected by the foodborne pathogen E. coli O157:H7, while others experience much milder symptoms and recover relatively quickly. Researchers from Penn State University recently concluded a four-year study on this matter and believe […]

Monday links

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

Animal Science

Wisconsin’s dairy cows get edge on their bovine sisters in California – The Chippewa Herald Some studies say that happy cows produce more milk and California has claimed for years that […]

Monday Mycotoxin Report — September 21, 2015

Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin Report for September 21, 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.