Monday links

Eggs_Basket_blogDon’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food Safety

Ten Countries Impacted by Salmonella Tainted Eggs from Poland – Food Safety Magazine
More than 360 people in 10 countries have been affected by a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak linked to an egg producer in Poland. One child in Croatia is believed to have died in connection to the Salmonella outbreak.

Cold plasma proving to be hottest new food safety treatment – Food Safety News
Described as a “purple blow torch” by food safety scientists, cold plasma treatment can kill 99.9% of norovirus on blueberries without damaging the delicate fruit, giving a food safety boost to the so-called superfood.

Animal Science
Genetic selection for cow livability – Michigan State University
Keeping cows alive in the milking herd impacts dairy herd profitability.

Vaccines for all Ages – The Horse
Horses at different life stages have a variety of immunization requirements, but they’re not as complicated as they might seem.

Agriculture

After A Sour Decade, Florida Citrus May Be Near A Comeback – NPR
In Florida, oranges are so important that they’re on the state’s license plates. But after 11 years of fighting a debilitating disease, Florida’s citrus industry is in a sad state.

Corn farmers lead in adoption of precision agriculture – Agriculture.com
The largest U.S. corn farms (over 2,900 acres) lead in the adoption of precision agriculture, a partial reflection on the technology’s high price tag, says USDA.

Toxicology

MDMA Levels In Ecstasy Tablets Are Now Higher Than Ever – IFL Science
Five years ago, an analysis of ecstasy pills across Europe found that the majority contained absolutely no MDMA, the psychoactive ingredient from which the drug derives its name. However, in a staggering turnaround, MDMA levels are now soaring across the continent – and quite possibly the world.

Offbeat

Tiny Dog Uses Giant Saint Bernard As A Vehicle Wherever He Goes – Bored Panda
This tiny Japanese chin, Lulu is inseparable with his big brother, Blizzard and rides on his back wherever they go.

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