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

100+ groups ask Obama to ditch new poultry rulesFood Safety News

More than 100 organizations signed a letter sent to President Obama asking for the withdrawal of the USDA’s proposed rule on the “Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection.”

Lawmakers pull about-face on food safety ‘glove law’ — SFGate

California’s lawmakers have passed a new food safety law that they wish they hadn’t.

Animal safety

Hemp may reduce diarrhoea, mortality in young pigs — The Pig Site

Bioactive ingredients from industrial hemp will be used in new research to optimise the diets for sows and piglets, thus reducing post-weaning diarrhoea, the use of antibiotics and piglet mortality.

States fight California’s chicken cage law. But it’s really about bacon — NPR

“We just simply cannot let California dictate to the rest of the country how we house hens or hogs or cattle,” says Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.

Agriculture

Calf-feeder prices higher amid light receipts — Beef Magazine

Feeder and stocker cattle sold steady to $4 higher while Feeder Cattle futures received mid-week pressure.

Ukrainian impasse propels bullish corn trades to record — Bloomberg

Russia’s incursion into Ukraine has led to record options trading in a security that tracks corn.

Toxicology

UAE is first to ban synthetic cannabinoid drugs in Arab world — Gulfnews.com

The UAE is the first Arab country to take legal measures to include synthetic cannabinoids in its drug law.

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