Monday links

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

Agriculture

New study shows how plants fight off disease – Science Daily
A new study has highlighted the minute details of how the plant’s immune system leads to its ability to resist disease. Researchers said the finding was significant as food security was an increasingly relevant problem worldwide.

The 35 Best College Farms – College Rank
The addition of farms to college campuses has grown over the past decade, and the reasons for this growth are as varied as college farms themselves. Farm-to-table meals at restaurants are becoming increasingly popular, requiring many students in the food industry to need some background in agriculture, sustainability, and food production.

Animal Science

Will beef cattle genomics be the next battleground? – Beef Magazine
The world is watching what we do and how we do it. And that need for transparency will soon hit our use of genomic technology. We need to get ready.

Gene Editing for TB Resistance – Drovers
Scientists in China have successfully inserted a tuberculosis-resistance gene into the bovine genome, without any off-target genetic effects.

Food Safety

Using Data to Prevent Food Fraud – Food Safety Tech
Identifying adulteration can be a difficult task, but there are tools available to help keep companies apprised of potential vulnerabilities.

State ag leaders put food safety on priority list for 2018 farm bill – Food Safety News
Congressional leaders plan to get to work on the 2018 farm bill later this year. And food safety, specifically the need farmers and ranchers may have for low-cost loans to upgrade infrastructure to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), is among NASDA’s priorities.

Toxicology

North America Toxicology Laboratories Market Expected to Reach US$ 198.2 Million by 2022 – Med Gadget
Weak regulatory control on prescription drugs with regard to over-the-counter purchases has been resulting in increased substance abuse for amphetamines in particular. This increased consumption is fueling the demand for drug toxicology testing across the U.S.

Offbeat

The 11 best commercials from Super Bowl LI – Fox Sports
For a little more than three quarters Sunday, it looked like the commercials actually might generate more discussion than the game itself at Super Bowl LI. And then, unbelievably, it turned into one of the greatest games you’ll ever see. Nevertheless, here are our 11 best from a night that seemed to lack any all-time classics.

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