Good morning! Here are your 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.

Food safety

Poultry vaccinations credited for U.K.’s big drop in Salmonella – Food Safety News

Just how big of a drop? Lab-confirmed cases fell from roughly 18,000 in 1993 to just more than 450 in 2010.

Food inflation slowed in 2012 – Drover’s Cattle Network

Costs still rose, but they did so less drastically than in 2011.

Proposal to label mechanically tenderized meat remains under review at OMB – Food Safety News

The rule may have been held up as the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) worked to get rules stemming from the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) out.

Animal safety

Microbiomes: It’s all about balance – TheHorse.com

Not to get too philosophical on a Monday morning, but think of the horse as an entire universe on its own.

NY bill: Ban equine performance enhancing drugs – The Horse.com

The proposed bill would set a 180 day ban for the first violation, a year ban for the second and permanent suspension from “all activities related to horse racing” for a third.

Curious about Kabang? – UC Davis

Remember the hero dog Kabang that lost her snout and upper jaw saving her owner’s daughter and niece? She recently underwent her third heartworm treatment in preparation for reconstructive surgery.

Agriculture

Hydroponic sprouts hyped as animal feed – San Francisco Chronicle

Can livestock feed grown in trays help cut back on soaring feed costs?

Survey says growers will up corn acres 1 percent – Farm World

Corn may go up but it looks like fewer soybeans will be planted.

U.S. challenges Indonesia’s agriculture import restrictions – Poultry Times

The two nations have 60 days to settle the dispute before the U.S. can ask from a World Trade Organization panel ruling.

Genomics

Data storage in DNA becomes a reality – Discover

It’s not your usual USB drive.

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