Monday links

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

Food Safety

Salmonella-tainted cucumbers kill 2 people and sicken 339 others, CDC says – Los Angeles Times
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a total of 341 people were affected across 30 states, a significant jump since Sept. 4, when only 56 cases were reported. Seventy people have been hospitalized.

The 5 Most Dangerous Foodborne Pathogens – Food Safety News
It can be tricky business to say that one foodborne pathogen is more dangerous than another. Are the criteria the number of illnesses, number of deaths, or percentage of victims who die? Do the severity of an illness or chronic side effects factor into the ranking?

Agriculture

How Caterpillar Poop Might Become The Next Great Pesticide – Modern Farmer
Understanding the relationship between plants and pests isn’t just fascinating—it can give us clues as to how to create new pesticides that work more seamlessly with the environment. Case in point: Who’d have thought that caterpillar poop could be so useful?

Why You Should Care About Drone-Assisted Agriculture – Inverse
How drones are quickly becoming a strong, popular tool for farmers who love data.

Animal Science

Superheroes in a Syringe: How Vaccines Work – The Horse
A behind-the-scenes look at how your horse’s immune system is best primed for battle.

As wildfires rage in the West, ranchers face loss of livestock and federal grazing lands – Associated Press
In addition to rangeland lost, ranchers and ranching groups say hundreds of cows have perished and millions of dollars’ worth of hay stacks and barns has gone up in flames.

Toxicology

Could You Be at Risk of Instant Addiction? – Psychology Today
The science that explains why some of us can get hooked while others don’t.

Offbeat

The Future of Concussions: How 5 New Advances Could Change Treatment – Smithsonian
Football season in America is back and with it comes new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent head injuries according to scientists and engineers.

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