Monday links

CannedFoods_onShelf_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

Hurricane Matthew re-entry food safety tips – Savannah Morning News
Residents facing the daunting task of cleaning up flooded homes and wondering whether high water or power outages have ruined their food can follow a simple rule: When in doubt, throw it out.

$2 Million Grant Funds Organic Farming Study of Manure and Food Safety – UC Davis
Raw and minimally processed animal manure has been shown to be a rich source of nutrients for improving soil fertility and quality, offering organic farmers an alternative to chemical fertilizers.  But animal-based soil amendments may also contain naturally occurring microbes that can cause food-borne illnesses in people.

Agriculture

Moldy corn and soybean issues – University of Wisconsin-Extension
Some states are now looking at moldy corn and soybeans. Damon Smith, Department of Plant Pathology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison gives us a quick snap shot of what’s going on with our corn and soybeans.

Expanding the U.S. agriculture workforce – U.S. Department of Agriculture
The USDA recently announced increased federal and private-sector support to expand and diversify the U.S. agricultural workforce by increasing opportunities in education, research and outreach.

Animal Science

Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter – The Horse
Knowing how your horse’s body reacts to colder temperatures—and training accordingly—can help you both stay productive during the chilly months ahead.

Is genomic testing a potential solution to cattle rustling? – AgriLand
Genomic testing could be possibly used to identify stolen animals or cattle, according to Teagasc’s Dr. Donagh Berry.

Toxicology

Why fentanyl is deadlier than heroin, in a single photo – STAT
The opioid crisis just keeps getting worse, in part because new types of drugs keep finding their way onto the streets. Fentanyl, heroin’s synthetic cousin, is among the worst offenders.

Offbeat

How 5 Popular Candy Bars Got Their Names – Mental Floss
If you’ve ever eaten a chocolate bar, it’s safe to say you’ve probably eaten at least one listed in this article. The biggest chocolate manufacturers are some of the oldest companies operating today, for the simple reason that sweet treats never really go out of fashion.

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