A unique approach to pest control: Mechanical monsters

Is this the latest in pest control?

A farmer in a rural town in Kyushu, one of the main islands of Japan, has resorted to his own special way to drive pests away from his fields: a robotic “monster wolf” that literally scares them away.

The machine, smaller than a real wolf, has long gray […]

Wheat and heat: Using computer models to predict crop growth

It may be winter at the moment in Australia, but researchers there are keeping their sights on all things warm with the focus of their research: how heat waves affect wheat.

Their study mixes real-world observations with computer science, creating models that demonstrate how wheat responds to heat-caused changes in the air, soil, water and […]

Beverage mega-mergers and food safety

The beverage industry, like much of the food industry, has seen a few large mergers in recent months.

Notable among these is the acquisition of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group by Keurig Green Mountain, forming Keurig Dr. Pepper. The melding of these giants — and others in the industry — has interesting implications for food safety, […]

Neogen at IAFP 2018

Once again, Neogen is packing up and hitting to road to attend this year’s International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, and it’s looking like this year will be a busy one.

For attendees of the event, Neogen’s booth (Find us at booth 627!) is an excellent opportunity to check […]

Science: Seaweed cuts cow methane emissions by over 30%

One way that scientists have been trying to fight climate change is by finding ways to limit methane gas emissions in cattle — in other words, by making cows burp less. Making a totally belch-less bovine is impossible, but dietary changes can limit the gas emitted.

Seaweed and algae have long been proposed as ingredients […]

Acumedia® and Lab M® brands become Neogen Culture Media

Neogen today announced that its Acumedia® and Lab M® products are being combined and rebranded as Neogen Culture Media. The company has worked for over a year to provide a global brand of media harmonized for world-wide use.

The new Neogen Culture Media product line will feature updated packaging and branding, a comprehensive offering of […]

Are we really on the brink of a dog flu pandemic?

If you’re a dog owner (or even if you’re not), you may have been alarmed by some recent headlines going around: Dogs have been identified as a potential cause for the spread of the flu — on a pandemic level.

What does this mean, though? Is there a new type of dog flu we should […]

How to use your pizza pouch the food safety way

The pizza pouch: just one of many gag gifts to go viral on the Internet.

These clear, plastic, zip-locked triangular pouches hung from lanyards are worn around the neck and are the perfect size to carry a single slice of pizza. Whether as a fashion statement or to provide a tasty snack on-the-go, the idea […]

For the first time, gene-edited pigs successfully resist costly virus

Last year, the University of Edinburgh announced that a team of its researchers had used advanced genetic techniques to produce pigs that were potentially resistant to a viral infection that costs the swine industry billions of dollars each year.

Now, those pigs have been put to the test. The team recently exposed the gene-edited pigs […]

Future bright for genetic progress in beef industry

As beef industry leaders got a glimpse of the future of genetic improvement in cattle, what they saw was more opportunity on the horizon.

Several speakers outlined emerging technology that will speed beef improvement during the Neogen International Genomics Symposium at the 2018 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) annual conference.

Dr. Mitch Abrahamsen, executive vice president […]