Monday links

What’s the latest in the fields of agriculture, food safety, animal science and toxicology? Check it out here.

Animal Science:

Using light to neutralize livestock odors — Iowa State University Researchers have literally, and figuratively, shed new light on the odor problems arising from livestock facilities. Using black light, a team of scientists could neutralize […]

FDA issues food safety guidelines for facilities affected by hurricanes

Southeastern Americans and Caribbean residents are pulling themselves up and pulling together after two hurricanes wreaked havoc in the areas in a short time frame.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma destroyed homes and took lives in the U.S. and throughout the Caribbean. The floodwaters they left are fraught with risk; pathogens, chemical contaminants and other hidden […]

How animal producers handle natural disasters

Hurricanes and wildfires and droughts, oh my.

The U.S. has been hammered this summer by extreme weather and natural disasters. And while people can usually take safety precautions to protect themselves, farm animals depend on their human caretakers to save them.

The weather-related challenges of the past few months have led farmers, ranchers, pet owners […]

Drones help farmers deal with natural disasters

In an effort to stay ahead of the negative impacts of climate change, floods and typhoons on food security, the government of the Philippines and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations have started using unmanned aerial drones to assess where farmlands are most at risk from natural disasters and to quickly assess […]