A very dairy Monday links

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

National Dairy Month

Moo-ve along May – June is National Dairy Month – Neogen Blog

Check out some cool dairy facts and our infographic.

Cheese may prevent cavities – Science Daily

Another reason cheese is awesome – it affects the pH of dental plaque in a person’s mouth, helping prevent cavities.

Petersen Dairy Farm lands national honor – Appleton Post Crescent

Land preservation, odor minimization and a strong composting effort landed a Wisconsin dairy farm a national sustainability award.

WA: Dairy farms’ total economic impact – $5.2 billion – Dairy Business

The dairy industry is Washington’s second biggest agricultural sector, behind apples.

June is National Dairy Month – Southern Maryland News Net

Time to celebrate!

Food safety

Public meeting to address agenda items for upcoming 36th Codex Alimentarius Commission – FSIS

The public will be able to have a say on the agenda and U.S. positions on Codex Alimentarius items. The Codex was created in the 1960s to develop global food standards and common best practices.

Canada lists U.S. products for retaliation of COOL dispute – The Poultry Site

After the U.S. published a final version of its country-of-origin labeling (COOL) rules, Canadian officials have laid out a list of U.S. products that may be affected by punitive tariffs.

For more on COOL, click here.

Animal safety

Filipino hero dog ready to return home – Veterinary Practice News

After months of medical treatment in the U.S., Kabang is ready to return home to her family.

Read more about Kabang here.

Equine infectious anemia cases confirmed in Nebraska – Progressive Cattleman

So far, 12 cases of the typically fatal bloodborne disease have been confirmed in Nebraska.

Michigan tracks cattle from birth to plate – NPR’s The Salt

The Mitten State is the only one that requires all cattle to have electronic ear tags, which tracks the animal’s life history. The tags were implemented after bovine tuberculosis hit the state about 15 years ago.

Australian horse industry could face increased disease risk – The Horse

Increased horse movement in and out of the country, along with disease carrying insects, could spell out future increases in disease risk for Australian horses.

Highlights and analysis: Palace Malice wins Belmont Stakes – The New York Times

Didn’t catch the race? No worries, The New York Times analysis and archived live blog can fill you in.

Agriculture

Corn crops – what a difference a year makes – Eatocracy

From hot and dry last year to rainy this year, the planting seasons couldn’t be more different.

Wheat planting delay in North Dakota nears record – Ag Professional

It’s the longest delay in 32 years for the U.S.’s second largest wheat producing state.

Toxicology

More employers testing for synthetic cannabis use – ONE News

More New Zealand employers are testing future and current employees for synthetic cannabis, also known as spice. Testing has increased a whopping 77 percent from 2010.

For more on spice, click here.

Not really “bath salts”: Update on designer stimulants – Science Daily

The number of calls to U.S. poison control centers associated with bath salts has skyrocketed from zero in 2009 to more than 6,000 in 2011.

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