What’s genomic testing, and what does it have to do with beef?

Beef is huge. It’s a huge part of our diets, sure, but also of our global economy. Around the world, an estimated 57 million tons of beef are produced each year. A recent report issued by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association shows that there are more than 700,000 beef cattle ranches in the U.S. alone.

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Could whole chain traceability be the answer to food safety?

When it comes to food recalls, having a traceability plan can be extremely important for food companies as it can help determine if products were contaminated before arriving at their facilities. Known as looking “one back,” this was exactly the case for an ice cream company, when it discovered its second Listeria contamination in two […]

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Animal Science

DNA testing pitched to area cattlemen – AG Journal By DNA testing each heifer, a commercial rancher can evaluate how his future replacements rank for “stayability,” a term that refers […]

Whassup’ with supplements?

Over the course of the last few weeks, herbal supplements sold around the country have come under fire after testing revealed certain brands were adulterated and mislabeled, meaning they do not contain the ingredients that are stated on their labels.

DNA barcoding, a technique for characterizing species of organisms using a short DNA sequence from […]

FDA studies fishy species claims

They say “watch what you eat,” a piece of advice the government is looking at closer than before. It turns out, what you think you are eating might not be what you are actually eating.

Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are taking the issue of species substitution into their own hands, implementing […]