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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.

Animal Science:

Gene editing has potential for future poultry breeding — Poultry World Genetic modification of animals has been around for decades, but genome editors are a new tool that allow small changes […]

Monday links

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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 […]

Study seeks to find out if GMOs actually use more or less pesticides

As opinions continue to swirl in the debate regarding the benefits of genetically modified crops (or GMOs) scientists at Iowa State made a fresh attempt to answer one seemingly simple question: Did the development of those crops lead to more use of pesticides, or less?

To find this answer, the scientists used data from a […]

National GMO labeling bill signed into law

Soon all food packages sold in the U.S. will have to have the proper labeling if the product has been made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. This bill was signed into law by President Obama late last week and will requires most food packages to carry a text label, a symbol or an electronic […]

Monday links

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Agriculture

Food Computer: How Caleb Harper Inspires Us to Be Future Farmers – ABC News Caleb Harper has taken some detours on the path to becoming a farmer. Though his family was involved […]

From giant pumpkins to pets: Genetic engineering is there

Will your future dog be a genetically modified “micropig?” Will giant pumpkins become the norm this time of year? Some are asking these questions as the use of genetic engineering is making headlines around the world regarding everything from the foods we grow and eat, to the future of our household pets.

For example, the […]

Scotland says no to GMOs

In a move that has garnered praise from environmentalists and sharp criticism from farmers, Scotland announced Sunday that it would move to ban the growing of genetically modified crops throughout the country.

“Scotland is known around the world for our beautiful natural environment — and banning growing genetically modified crops will protect and further enhance […]

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 […]

Food safety testing market to surpass $15 billion by 2019

A new report has found that the food safety testing market will be worth more than $15 billion by 2019. This is in addition to an estimated 1.2 billion food tests to be conducted as well.

These finding were complied by the global market research firm, MarketsandMarkets, and are discussed in the report, Food Safety […]

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.

Animal Science

Study: Feed Young Horses According to Birth Date – The Horse Tradition in many breeds holds that all horses have the same birthday: January 1. But when it comes to feeding […]