Monday links

ketchup_spill_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

GFSI in 2017: The Year of FSMA Compliance – Food Safety Tech
Insights on how FSMA and GFSI work together to manage food safety.

The Right Way to Store These 9 Condiments – Southern Living
The refrigerate or not-to refrigerate feud surrounding ketchup continues to embroil the Internet. While science is divided on the manner, here’s a look at some other popular condiments and recommendations for their storage.

Animal Science

Top Medicine Studies of 2016 – The Horse
Three esteemed veterinarians offer their top picks from current published studies in their respective specialty areas of surgery, reproduction, or medicine in this research roundup.

Some China cities close poultry markets amid bird flu fears –ABC News
Several Chinese cities have shut down their poultry markets in the wake of a bird flu outbreak that has killed at least two dozen people this year across China.

Agriculture

New Research Indicates Plants Are Smarter And More Aware Than You Could Imagine – Modern Farmer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released the results of a new study examining how plants respond to one of the most fluctuating, fluid natural elements they have to contend with: shadows and light.

Scientists use robots, drones to accelerate plant genetic research, improve crop yield – Science Daily
A team of researchers is developing a robotic system of all-terrain rovers and aerial drones that can quickly and accurately gather and analyze data on the characteristics of crops.

Toxicology

“Dripping” common among teen e-cig users, study finds – MSN
One-quarter of U.S. teen e-cigarette users have experimented with “dripping” — a new vaping method that produces thicker clouds of vapor, researchers report.

Offbeat

Tinder for apes? Dutch orangutans test out computer dating – Yahoo
Orangutans in a Dutch zoo may get a high-tech helping hand thanks to a research project that is being likened to a Tinder dating app for apes.

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