Monday Links

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How some chickens got striped feathers – Science Daily Birds show an amazing diversity in plumage color and patterning. But what are the genetic mechanisms creating such patterns? Researchers now report that two […]

Insects for dinner? Scientists propose idea to improve food security

In an effort to improve food availability and nutrition, scientists in Kenya are suggesting adding insects, such as crickets, grasshoppers, caterpillars and termites, to their citizens’ daily diet.

Dr. Sunday Ekesi, a principal scientist at the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), said in a recent article that there are more than 2,000 […]

Start off your week with the Monday Links

Each week, we like to bring you the Monday Links — your go-to source for everything in the food and animal industry and beyond. At Neogen, we work to bring you the biggest and breaking news stories from around the world. What’s happening this week? Read on to find out.

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Ebola outbreak claims lives of many in Guinea

This story has been updated as the outbreak has grown. For updates on this story, please read below.

First identified in 1976, the often-deadly pathogen known as Ebola is causing devastation yet again, this time in Guinea, Africa.

The last recorded numbers show that more than 120 have died from the outbreak, which is believed […]

USDA project sequences wheat genome

Researchers hope the newly sequenced wheat genome will contribute to global food security.

The “shotgun sequencing” was reported in the journal Nature, and is expected to help increase wheat yields and thereby increase food security, while hurrying the development of enhanced wheat with higher nutritional content, according to the USDA, which worked with an international […]

Recover from Thanksgiving with the Monday links

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Food safety

Microbiological control in the food plant environment and the role of rapid testing – Neogen

Join food safety experts Dr. Jeff Kornacki of Kornacki Microbiology Solutions, Inc. and Dr. […]

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Food safety

GAO recommends FDA shift import safety approach under FSMA – Food Safety News

The report suggests the Food and Drug Administration evaluate imports based on individual food products, rather […]

MSU students study aflatoxin, fumonisin in Africa

Aflatoxin and fumonisin contamination can have serious consequences, especially in places where there isn’t a set monitoring program. But two Michigan State University graduate students, Daniel Mwalwayo of Malawi, and Frida Nyamete of Tanzania, are taking aim at reducing the devastating impacts of the toxins in their home countries.

Aflatoxin is a carcinogenic toxin produced […]