Monday links

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Food Safety

Five Things to Know About Leftovers, According to a Food Safety Expert – The Kitchen
Whether you cooked the big family meal or attended it, there’s one thing that everyone looks forward to after Thanksgiving: the delicious leftovers.

UK study: Juices from bagged salad can encourage Salmonella – Food Safety News
A recent study by researchers at the University of Leicester found that traces of salad green juices released when the leaves become damaged can significantly encourage the growth of Salmonella enterica.

Animal Science

2017 Outlook: Cattle Forecast Bleak, But With Some Opportunities – Drovers
In two short years cattle markets have flipped from record highs to depressing lows. The supply-starved market that brought record prices in the fall of 2014 are but a distant memory. Ranchers shipped semi loads of calves to market this fall that were valued at $70,000 less than the same trailer loads in 2014.

How Will New GIPSA Rules Affect U.S. Farmers? – The Poultry Site
When farmers thought regulations couldn’t get more difficult, the USDA began moving forward with new rules that will likely impact contracts and litigation.

Agriculture

Discovering what keep cellular cargo on track – Michigan State University
Michigan State University researchers, for the first time, have identified how plants’ largest cell factory moves to maintain vital functions, which could lead to advances in improving plant cells’ critical functions and growing better crops.

Protect your garden soil over winter – Associated Press
Don’t leave your soil nude this winter. Or, at least don’t leave it nude and smooth. You don’t see Mother Nature cavorting around in this manner, and she’s always a good guide as to how to act in the garden.

Toxicology

What to Ask Your Doctor Before Taking Opioids – FDA
Every patient should ask questions when getting a new prescription. This is especially important when your doctor, dentist or other health care professional prescribes you an opioid, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine and morphine.

Offbeat

This Awesome Origami Pot Grows With The Plant It’s Holding – Distractify
As any hapless millennials who’ve tried to cultivate potted plants in their closet-sized apartments know all too well, plants outgrow those cute little pots we buy them in. And the re-potting process is messy and requires a green thumb that some of us simply don’t have.

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