Monday Links

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

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 […]

Tox Tuesday: Roadside drug testing

Roadside drug testing has become a reality in areas of Australia and Europe, and could soon be the case in Canada as well as in the United States if current legislation is passed.

Developed in an effort to deter drugged-driving and the fatal accidents that can result, some see roadside drug testing as important as […]

Tox Thursday: High school drug testing

Drug testing high school students before they are allowed to participate in school-sponsored athletics or other extracurricular activities has been a hot issue dating back to 1995 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against student privacy and upheld the constitutionality of drug testing student athletes. The court upheld the ruling again in 2002, and by […]

Tox Tuesday: European prisons crack down on ‘legal highs’

Recent reports from multiple European prisons are showing that while the use of illegal drugs continues to decrease inside prison walls, “legal highs” and the violence associated with them, remains on the rise.

Referred to as “legal highs” due to their synthetic make-up, these drugs are chemically engineered to generate similar effects that illegal substances […]

Cannabis allergies a growing condition, new study finds

Scientists involved in a new medical study have concluded that cannabis, much like pollen or ragweed, is an allergen, and people can have mild to extreme reactions to it, ranging from itchy, watery eyes to deadly anaphylactic shock.

The study, conducted by Dr. Thad Ocampo and Dr. Tonya Rans at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical […]

Monday links

After your holiday weekend it’s time to catch up on the latest news and information in the food safety, animal science and agriculture industries with Monday links!

Animal Science

Ranchers need to be alert for acorn poisoning in cattle – Drovers Autumn’s generous acorn crop may be great for deer, but could be deadly for […]

Increased drug testing in UK includes ‘legal highs’

Europe’s working class may need to start being on their best behavior as workplace drug testing is on the rise in the United Kingdom (UK), according to a recently published article in BBC News. Not only are the number and frequency of tests rising, but employers are also starting to test for more “legal highs” […]

Here are your 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

Peanut trial shows food safety relies on honor system – Star Tribune

Jurors at the nation’s first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are […]

Get in the know with the Monday Links

Can you believe it, we’re already at our last Monday Links for July! This year is going by quickly—and lots of news, too. Read below for your latest in food safety, toxicology and agricultural news.

[…]

7 stories you need to know this week

[ SPANISH ] With Monday comes the Monday Links—your essential breakdown of all the must-know news stories going on right now. Read on below:

[…]