Wednesday 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

Hair spacing keeps honeybees clean during pollination – Science Daily

With honeybee colony health wavering and researchers trying to find technological ways of pollinating plants in the future, a new Georgia […]

Monday links

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

Animal Science

Is BVD in your herd? – Drovers Cattle Network Recently, The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has begun to enforce a law that requires the reporting of animals that are persistently infected […]

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

2014 in Review: Animal Antibiotics – Food Safety News Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that antibiotic-resistant infections sicken at least 2 million people every year and that more than […]

Pet reptiles carry increased disease risk for children

According to research published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, young children have an increased risk of Salmonella infection from pet reptiles and amphibians including turtles, snakes and frogs.

While many believe Salmonella infections are caused only by contaminated food, Salmonella can also be transferred by handling these animals as most carry the bacteria […]

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

Study: E. coli From Feedlots Can Contaminate Produce by Air – Food Safety News New research finds that E. coliO157:H7 can spread more than a tenth of a mile […]

The truth behind towel washing

Cold and flu season has once again begun. During this time of the year it is important to keep ourselves and our homes as germ-free as possible in order to help our immune systems stay healthy. With this in mind, a recent article from the Huffington Post discusses one of the most overlooked carriers of […]

The role of histamine in the human body

Many are familiar with the word histamine, in the sense of antihistamine drugs that are taken by millions of allergy suffers around the world. In a very general sense these drugs work by blocking the compound known as histamine that our bodies produce during an allergic reaction. This in turn controls common symptoms such as […]

Confirmed: NYC rats carry nasty pathogens

Referred to as a “recipe for a public health nightmare,” researchers from Columbia University recently discovered that some rats studied in New York City contain a variety of viruses and other pathogens— including those that cause foodborne illness in humans, others never seen before in New York, and some that are new toscience altogether.

According […]

Monday Links

September marks National Food Safety month and in its honor we have compiled some of the most recent food safety and other related news from around the world to help keep you up to date.

Food Safety

Study: Flame Retardants in Baby Food Well Below Unsafe Levels – Food Safety News The levels of […]

Study: Horses help ease Alzheimer’s symptoms

There is something about being around an animal that tends to relax people and make them feel happier. It is a theory that has been tested, and proven multiple times, but while most studies have looked at how companion animals such as dogs, cats and even fish can improve your health and lifestyle, there is […]