Monday links

Wheat_HeadScab_blog1Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Agriculture

A-Z on Mycotoxins: which mycotoxins are we dealing with?
This section gives you an update on the different mycotoxin groups and which mycotoxin species fall under each group. Also, the occurrence per region is mentioned and the effects per animal species is also listed.

A Student-Run Farm Cultivates Passion For Sustainable Agriculture – NPR
A weathered wooden shed that holds wheelbarrows, hoes and other basic tools is the beacon of the Student Organic Farm, at Iowa State University. On a warm spring evening, a half-dozen students gather here, put on work gloves and begin pulling up weeds from the perennial beds where chives, strawberries, rhubarb and sage are in various stages of growth.

Animal Science    

Dangerous Superbug Detected in the U.S. for the First Time – Center for Food Safety
Bacteria resistant to a critical, last-resort antibiotic have been found in at least one person and one pig.

Study: Some Horses, Riders Have ‘Co-Being’ Relationship – The Horse
If you’ve ever considered your horse to be your “better half,” you’re not alone. Norwegian and American researchers recently found that riders and horses can enter into a unique state of interspecies “co-being” with one another.

Food Safety

Researchers try to kill it, use it, and otherwise figure out E. coli – Food Safety News
Summer is usually seen as the peaking season for Escherichia coli (E. coli), and this summer that may apply not only for recalls and outbreaks, but also research.

Regulators Ponder Recall Procedures for Online Food Sellers – Food Safety Magazine
After more than 30 individuals have contracted Salmonella Virchow, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking into whether or not they need to develop specific food recall and notification methods for online retailers.

Toxicology

Here’s What Drugs Europeans Are Getting High On This Year – IFLScience.com
The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has just released its annual European Drug Report for 2016, revealing that both MDMA and synthetic cannabis are currently on the rise across the continent, while the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands and Belgium are the region’s leading snorters of cocaine.

Offbeat 

The World’s “Ugliest” Color Could Help People Quit Smoking – Smithsonian Magazine
What’s the most hideous color on Earth? It might sound like dinner-table conversation (or maybe not), but British officials have invested resources into the question, in hopes that the answer might help people quit smoking.

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