Monday links

corn cob_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

Potential of CRISPR-Cas for agriculture – Morning Ag Clips
Researchers are reporting the results of scientific studies demonstrating the potential of CRISPR-Cas as an advanced plant breeding technology to increase the productivity and sustainability of agricultural products.

Agriculture needs a makeover to lure young people back to farming – Reuters
Around the world, farmers are an aging demographic as the sector fails to attract younger talent who are heading instead to cities in search of work.

Food Safety

Play it safe this fall with these concession stand food safety tips – The Telegraph
It’s time for sports! Football is beginning — with soccer and basketball soon to follow. There will be marching bands, pep rallies and family gatherings to cheer on your favorite teams, plus lots of fun and my favorite, concession stands.

Teach kids to be cool with school lunches from home – United States Department of Agriculture
For many children, the highlight of school supply shopping is buying their lunch box. As you guide them in their choice, make sure that it will keep their lunch safe.

Animal Science

How to approach cattle – Drovers
Just about everything we do with our cows comes down to driving—whether to summer pasture or back, into the corral, up the alley, onto the scale, through the crowd pen and up the chute, or onto a truck.

Canine babesiosis outbreak in U.K. under control, but needs monitoring – Science Daily
Scientists are using the health records of dogs to monitor the status of a potentially fatal tick-borne disease that appears to have been imported into the U.K.

Toxicology

Do Opioids Make Pain Worse? – Live Science
The medical community has recognized that opioids can cause abnormal pain sensitivity — termed opioid-induced hyperalgesia — but the sensitivity was only understood to occur while opioids were still present in the body. The surprising new twist is that morphine can increase pain for months after the opioid has left the body.

Offbeat

Librarians have an Olympics, too – Smithsonian Magazine
Brains met brawn in a bookish competition for the ages.

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