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

Beef Genomics is Providing Speedy Accuracy in Genetic Selection for Cattle Producers – Oklahoma Farm Report With the rapidly developing world of genomics in beef cattle breeding, improvements in the information […]

Pig genes successfully edited to resist African Swine Fever

New research has been published showing how a team of scientists has successfully used advanced genetic techniques to produce pigs that are potentially resilient to African Swine Fever — a highly contagious disease that kills up to two-thirds of infected animals.

As described in Science Daily, the new pigs carry a version of a gene […]

To eat organic or not to eat organic — that is the question

It’s been an ongoing debate: Is organic food actually more nutritious than its traditionally grown counterpart? A few recently published studies may hold the answer as scientists have discovered evidence that organic production can boost key nutrients in foods and are part of a growing body of evidence documenting how farming methods can influence the […]

Join Neogen at GEAPS Exchange 2016

Are you heading to GEAPS Exchange 2016 in Austin, TX this weekend? Stop by Neogen’s booth — number 2055 — at the Austin Convention Center and come see what’s new!

As the leader in mycotoxin diagnostic solutions, we continue to bring new world class products and services to the market. Stop by our booth for […]

FSMA: What is meant by a qualified individual?

As the date for compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) looms near, many companies are taking a closer look at their food safety practices and the personnel they have employed to carry out new testing procedures and the documentation requirements that follow.

One of these requirements calls on a “qualified individual” to prepare […]

Consumer survey shows changing definition of food safety

A recent survey of 5,000 consumers nationwide that asked about food buying decisions showed changing attitudes about food safety, and showed that many consumers are beginning to expect a much broader definition of food safety than ever before.

The survey shows that people still want toxin-free and pathogen-free food, but they also want more transparency […]

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

DNA testing pitched to area cattlemen – AG Journal By DNA testing each heifer, a commercial rancher can evaluate how his future replacements rank for “stayability,” a term that refers […]

Donofrio joins Neogen as director of microbiology

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that Dr. Robert Donofrio has joined the company as the director of microbiology, research and development in Neogen’s Lansing, Mich.-based food safety research and development group.

Dr. Donofrio comes to Neogen after a 16-year tenure at NSF International, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based safety testing and product certification company. Most […]

Cats vs. Dogs: Who loves us more?

After much speculation, a new study is saying it’s finally been proven: dogs officially love their owners more than cats. Based on research involving 10 cats and 10 dogs, along with their owners, neuroeconomist Dr. Paul Zak found that dogs produce more of the “love hormone” oxytocin after playing with owners compared with their feline […]

The truth behind red wine and egg whites

Most of us expect that when we pour a glass of wine it will be clear and bright. But did you know that egg whites can be partly responsible for this clarity we have come accustomed to? This is because when wine finishes fermenting there are still suspended particles of dead yeast cells, fragments of […]