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.

Agriculture

September Soaker – The Progressive Farmer Heavy rains are flooding fields and roads in Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern Iowa — states now in the corn harvest. This is increasing the chances […]

First salmon, up next pigs?

Late last year the first genetically engineered animal — a salmon that is designed to grow twice as fast as wild salmon — was approved by the FDA and deemed safe for human consumption. Now, new research is showing another animal may soon join the list as scientists from the University of Missouri and Kansas […]

Monday links

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

Animal Science

The Equine DNA Roadmap – The Horse The equine genome takes us on a journey from prehistoric times to a future of identifying and manipulating individual genes.

Outbreak: Bird flu epidemic […]

Got (genetically modified) milk?

Researchers in Ireland are coming close to creating a type of milk that is unlike anything currently on grocery store shelves today. It’s nutritious and delicious—and it is made completely animal free.

While milks made from plants and other proteins (soy, almond, rice, for instance) are currently available, there is one defining element that makes […]

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:

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Farmers say no to GMO for a surprising reason

There are two sides to the genetically modified organism (GMO) debate: either you’re for it, or you’re against it. There are shades of gray in between, but the battle lines have been drawn in the sand, leaving farmers and the entire agricultural industry somewhere in the middle.

GMO foods are “good” for a variety of […]

The superfruit that may end starvation, blindness

A tomato is a fruit (but legally a vegetable), an eggplant is a berry, and a strawberry is not a berry, but an avocado is and…this is all very difficult to keep up with. While technical definitions of fruit (er, vegetables?) may be hard to understand, there are some things that are pretty easy. A […]