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Food safety

FDA says it can’t afford new food safety law Columbus Dispatch

Agency officials say a lack of funds is slowing implementation of the law.

In organic-hungry Hong Kong, corn as high as elevators climb – New York Times

Urban farmers have taken to Hong Kong’s rooftops to grow organic produce.

Lawmakers introduce bill to set arsenic limits for rice products – Food Safety News

Currently, arsenic limits only exist for bottled water.

Dubai hotels face new food safety rules – GulfNews.com

The new plan is set to be implemented by September next year.

Animal safety

Horse owners warned that ragwort in U.K. “worse than ever” TheHorse.com

This weed can cause liver damage and death in horses and cattle.

Impact of U.S. poultry industry highlighted –World Poultry.net

A joint economic impact study looks at how the poultry industry contributes to the U.S. economy.

Agriculture

Drought and mycotoxin impact on trace mineralsAllAboutFeed.net

Adding extra minerals into animal feed may help counterbalance the effects of toxins and nitrates.

Freshwater shrimp: Still not a Midwestern cash crop – NPR’s The Salt

Shrimp farming in Ohio? Yep.

Cowherd to shrink further in 2013 – Meat & Poultry.com

The herd is forecasted to shrink by more than 1 million, down to about 89.5 million in January.

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