7 things you need to know this Monday

[ SPANISH ] Summer is finally here, and with it comes a lot of news in the animal and food safety industries. Don’t have time to scour the internet for all that you need to know? Relax, we have you covered.

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Tox Tuesday: Khat

Courtesy of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

A stimulant traditionally used in some communities may soon face new restrictions in the United Kingdom (U.K.).

Khat, an evergreen shrub native to East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, most commonly is chewed like tobacco, although dried khat can also be smoked or eaten. It releases cathine […]

Study: “Bath salts” may be more addictive than meth

Image courtesy of the U.S. DEA.

A synthetic drug commonly known as bath salts may be more addictive than methamphetamine, which is widely regarded as being one of the world’s most addictive substances.

The study showed rats who could get doses of bath salts (technically 3,4-methylenedioypyrovalerone, or MDPV) by pressing a lever would press […]