New research finds soy can limit growth of Listeria

Soybeans are known for their essential amino acids, high protein content and as a good source of fiber and calcium. But, it turns out, soy also has the ability to naturally protect people from foodborne illnesses such as Listeria.

Recent research from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada found soy can limit the growth […]

Studies show marred fruit may pack more nutrition

The old saying of don’t judge a book by its cover may also hold true for fruit as some studies are showing that unsightly scars on the outside of nature’s candy might actually reflect a higher nutritional content within.

Take apples, for example. The scars and other blemishes you sometimes see on their skin are […]

Drones help farmers deal with natural disasters

In an effort to stay ahead of the negative impacts of climate change, floods and typhoons on food security, the government of the Philippines and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations have started using unmanned aerial drones to assess where farmlands are most at risk from natural disasters and to quickly assess […]

Neogen acquires Brazilian animal genomics company

Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) announced today that it has acquired Brazil-based Deoxi Biotecnologia Ltda (Deoxi) — a leading animal genomics laboratory in the country with the most cattle in the world.

The acquisition of Deoxi is intended to help accelerate the growth of Neogen’s GeneSeek animal genomics in Brazil, which is home to more than […]

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Pig Waste Converted into More Useful Products in Pilot Plant – The Pig Site In regions with intensive livestock production, manure management is a problem, but a new plant presenting […]

You have been warned: Stay away from these deadly toxins

When it comes to deadly poisons many people often think of cyanide, arsenic or strychnine as some of the most dangerous ones out there. However, a recent article points out that although these poisons are well known, there are several others that have been deemed the most deadly.

The LD50 (lethal dose, 50%) is the […]

How 50 rats turned into 100,000 after avoiding poison dump

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds recently conducted a case study on the failed rat eradication project on an island in the South Pacific.

The island’s rat problem began approximately 800 years ago when Polynesian sailors introduced Pacific rats to Henderson Island, […]

Will genetically “edited” food be regulated? The case of the mushroom

If you snip a bit of DNA from a vegetable, but do not add any new genes, does that vegetable qualify as a genetically modified organism, or GMO?

It’s a hot question for government regulators, and it’s no longer theoretical, an article explains, as a researcher at Penn State University, has used a popular gene […]

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Infographic: Sunburn and Horses – The Horse Sun damage is a serious problem for some horses. It causes severe, painful blistering around sensitive areas, such as the eyes, muzzle, and […]

Crowder resigns as Neogen director

Neogen Corporation announced today that Dr. Richard Crowder has resigned as a member of the company’s Board of Directors, effective April 30. Crowder, 77, resigned for personal reasons.

Crowder has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2009 and was elected to a new three-year term in October 2015. The company advises that […]