Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Cattle production and modern technology — Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board A new social media campaign is helping consumers better understand how cattle producers are using advanced technology — like drones and solar panels […]

Scientists debate pros, cons of editing genes to stop virus-carrying mosquitos

We’d all love to get rid of mosquitos, it’s true. But as sweets, junk food and binge-watching TV all night have prompted us to ask: Are the things we want always the best for us?

That brings us to gene drives — or at least, certain applications of them. Gene drives are scientifically-modified genes that […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Getting a better handle on methane emissions from livestock — American Chemical Society Livestock contribute a hefty portion to the average person’s diet, but at a cost to the environment: a lot of methane, a […]

‘Ig Nobel’ prize winners prove why flies prefer dark-coated animals

A group of prize-winning researchers are at it again with a new study. Though they aren’t Nobel Prize winners, they’re kind of close: winners of the Ig Nobel Prize.

While the Nobel Prize is bestowed upon people whose scientific advances benefit the world, the intent of the Ig Nobel Prize is a little more modest. […]

Thanksgiving: why you may not want to stuff your turkey this year

Did you know stuffing ingredients may differ depending on where you are? If you’re Canadian or live in the northernmost U.S. states, you may use bread crumbs or rice. Southern regions sometimes use cornbread, and eastern coastal areas often use oysters.

Regardless of the recipe you use, the great thing about stuffing is that it’s […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Calf respiratory health in cold weather — Northern New York Agricultural Development Program Winter weather poses a natural challenge to raising young animals. Respiratory illness in calves can negatively impact weight gain, age at their […]

La Niña affects temperatures, winter crop growth in North America

La Niña returns for round two this winter, though not as strong as it could be.

The weather phenomenon, which is the counterpart to El Niño, causes water temperatures to shoot down in the Pacific Ocean. (El Niño leads to warmer temperatures.) Both events affect weather around the world.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

A whole lot of water goes into that milk — University of Kentucky Ag News Water is important for most species’ survival. Dairy cows, in particular, require large quantities to produce their famous milk. It’s […]

Top pumpkin facts for the Halloween season

Is there any fruit, vegetable or otherwise food-related object that better sums up the autumn season than the pumpkin? (Answer: no, there isn’t.) As the weather grows colder and the days shorter, we eat pumpkins in delicious pies and snack on their seeds, we cook them into warm and toasty soups, and we even carve […]

Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

‘Antelope perfume’ keeps flies away from cows — University of Bonn In Africa, tsetse flies transfer sleeping sickness to cattle, costing an estimated 4.6 billion in USD each year. Now, experts have developed an innovative […]