Research unravels genetic ancestry of the strawberry

After four years of research, scientists from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) have unlocked a major genetic mystery of one of the ancestors of cultivated strawberry, known as Fragaria iinumae. Through their work with Fragaria iinumae, they will be able to better understand the cultivated strawberry, which is known as one of the most […]

Scientists discover new types of Salmonella in Africa

Salmonella

The first global-scale genetic study of Salmonella Enteritidis bacteria, which is a major cause of blood poisoning and death in Africa and food poisoning in the Western World, has discovered that there are in fact three separate types of the bacteria. The study also showed the African types have developed resistance to many […]

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Food Safety

Leafy Greens Added to CDC’s Foodborne Illness Questionnaire – Food Safety Magazine After a Listeria outbreak involving bagged salads, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now including leafy […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report — August 29, 2016

Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for August 29, 2016 is now available. Each week, we are happy to present a new report, sharing data and statistics from the agriculture industry. This week’s video also features a commodities report from Richard Brock of Brock Associates. To watch, click on the video below.

Neogen launches ThyroKare™ Equine Powder

Neogen is proud to introduce the newly reformulated ThyroKare™ Equine Powder. Now available in both one-pound and 10-pound offerings, ThyroKare Equine Powder is a levothyroxine sodium supplement for horses.

“When I first introduced the new formulation to horses during on-farm testing, I was amazed how quickly it was consumed,” said Neogen’s Professional Services Veterinarian Dr. […]

Technology could take your breakfast from printer to plate

What if instead of cooking your breakfast each morning you could pop a cartridge into a printer, wait a few minutes, and have a freshly printed muffin appear before you? Well, thanks to a new kind of kind of 3D food printer, the printed breakfast is several steps closer to reality for the average consumer.

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Reports of damaged crops continue after severe flooding

A downpour that dumped two feet of rain in less than 48 hours over Louisiana, killing several people and flooding 40,000 homes, has inundated rice fields and some soybean crops, according to a Louisiana Farm Bureau spokesman. Along with waterlogged crops in flooded fields, some rail lines remain under water and roads closed, making transport […]

Move over plastic. Packaging made from milk could protect food in the future

At the grocery store, most foods come wrapped in plastic packaging. Not only does this create a lot of non-recyclable, non-biodegradable waste, but thin plastic films are not great at preventing spoilage either. Furthermore, some plastics are suspected of leaching potentially harmful compounds into food. To address these issues, scientists are now developing a packaging […]

Could oats hold the answer the Corn Belt is looking for?

Before corn and soybeans almost completely covered Iowa’s landscape, most Corn Belt farmers also grew oats or alfalfa. As pressure to produce the most profitable crops grew each year, however, many farmers decided to forgo oats and alfalfa and ended up sticking with a strictly corn and soybean rotation year after year.

While this has […]

Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report — August 22, 2016

Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for August 22, 2016 is now available. Each week, we are happy to present a new report, sharing data and statistics from the agriculture industry. This week’s video also features a tech tip from Neogen’s Tony Lupo. To watch, click on the video below.