Monday links

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Food Safety

1 In 10 People Around The World Gets Sick From Food Every Year – NPR
A common nuisance of wandering the world is travelers’ diarrhea. Food in many regions of the world isn’t always properly handled, and that can put you in bed for several days.

Will a Reward Entice Inventors to Tackle Fish-Free Fish Food? – National Geographic
There’s a contest going on, and the prize is $100,000. Anyone can play! Anyone, that is, with the ability to make 100,000 metric tons of fish feed. Vegetarian fish feed.

Agriculture

The 2015 Agricultural Year in Review – Agricultural Economic Insights
It’s hard to believe, but it’s nearly time to turn the calendar to 2016.  That means it’s time for us to take a look back at the year that was 2015.

Robotic Automation Meets Agriculture – Engineering.com
Robotic automation is the future of production technology. As a result, it makes sense to explore how our robo-friends can help feed our growing population of over seven billion people.

Animal Science

Antibiotic Use On Farms Is Up, Despite Promises To Kick The Drugs – NPR
Over the past year, one big food company after another has announced plans to stop using certain antibiotics. But if you go by the government’s data on drugs sold to livestock producers, it’s a different story.

Survey Reveals Chicken Misconceptions – National Chicken Council (NCC)
In an effort to recognize and respond to concerns, NCC announced the launch of Chicken Check In, which provides real answers to questions about chicken production in the U.S., and gives Americans a close look at the lives of the birds and how they get to our tables every day.

Toxicology

Survey: Alcohol, Cigarette Use Among Teens At Lowest Levels In Decades – CBS
Researchers at the University of Michigan say their annual “Monitoring the Future” survey shows that the use of both alcohol and cigarettes among teenagers reached their lowest points since the study began in 1975.

Offbeat

The History of the Christmas Card – Smithsonian Magazine
Borne out of having too little time, the holiday greeting has boomed into a major industry.

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