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

Researchers prove the five second rule is real — Aston University

Researchers at England’s Aston University claim to have evidence that the five second rule is real. But do they?

 

FDA moves to head off food terrorism — WBUR

The FDA is currently crafting rules with the intent to strengthen vulnerable sections of the food system.

 

Expert: Budget cuts to food safety ‘could risk lives’ — The Telegraph

Reductions in trading standards officers and public health laboratories could have a dire effect on the safety of our food supply, according to a leading expert.

 

Animal safety

Study finds calves raised in pairs are smarter — LA Times

Listen up loners: A new study says having friends can make you smarter, at least if you’re a baby cow.

 

Are police horses a dying breed? — The Atlantic Cities

In an era of increasing oversight and decreasing budgets, old-school mounted police programs face an uncertain future.

 

Agriculture

Bullish tone keeps corn prices up — Corn and Soybean Digest

With crisis in Ukraine, China’s stockpiling of corn and potential for good U.S. growing conditions, corn prices could go virtually any direction at about any time.

 

Meat consumption ‘in decline’ following rising costs and horse meat scandal — Farming UK

Rising prices and the exposure of the horsemeat scandal in early 2013 have contributed to a declining demand for meat in the UK, according to a new market report.

 

Toxicology

Society awards top scientists in the field of toxicology — Newswise

Several outstanding scientists are being honored with awards from the Society of Toxicology, a professional association of more than 7,700 toxicologists.

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