Start the week off right with the Monday links

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

Food safety

OMB reports asks Congress to avoid sequestration – Food Safety News

With potentially massive budget cuts looming across the board, including food regulatory agencies, the White House Office of Management and Budget has urged Congress to work toward other options.

“Pink slime” manufacturer sues ABC News for $1.2 billion in damages – CNN’s Eatocracy

Beef Products, Inc. is suing ABC News for its representation of the lean finely textured beef in media reports.

Deadly African Ebola virus linked to bushmeat – Food Safety News

Two outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in Africa have been linked to poached animals killed and sold for food.

Animal safety

Is your pet right-pawed, left-pawed or ambidextrous?Fully Vetted

Just another way our furry friends are like us.

How African cattle herders wiped out an ancient plague – The Salt

Thanks to a unique approach, rinderpest is no more.

Agriculture

Harvest report for Sept. 14U.S. Wheat Associates

The final report will be issued in October.

Genomics

Down and dirty: Diverse plant communities create a disease-fighting “soil genotype” – The Scientist

Studying the microbial makeup of the soil might shed more light on plant diversity.

DNA with a twist
– The Scientist

Have DNA supercoils, will travel.

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