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:

Avian influenza difficult to deal with – Poultry World Poultry producers in Europe and the U.S. are out of the woods when it comes to the avian influenza threat from wild […]

Organic farm turns to chicken and bugs to battle pests

When it comes to organic farming, the battle with weeds and pests can be an ongoing struggle. While organic farming guidelines allow the use of certain nonsynthetic pesticides, they can be expensive and some farmers prefer to stay away from them for a variety of different reasons.

So, when one organic farmer decided to purchase […]

Discovery helps pesticides “stick” more; reduce runoff

A new study completed by researchers at MIT have found a new way to make pesticides “more sticky” helping them latch onto crops more effectually and potentially limiting the amount that are wasted by bouncing off plants and contributing to runoff that flows to streams and rivers.

A recent article explains that many plant leaves […]

Study shows underlying pattern in public views about science

A recent Pew Research study looked into individuals’ knowledge regarding a wide variety of scientific topics and concluded that science knowledge is a “significant factor” in whether or not he or she believes in a number of different controversial topics. For example, the study found that adults who are more “science literate” than their peers […]

Buzzkill: new studies link pesticide to bee population decline

Spring is in the air and with it typically comes the sound of buzzing bees floating through the air. Over the past few years, however, the usual buzz many are accustomed to has not been as prevalent as scientists continue to study a variety of factors, ranging from climate change to viruses to loss of […]

Study links herbicide use to antibiotic resistance

In one of the first studies of its kind, a group of researchers have found that commonly used herbicides can cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics, meaning if someone is exposed to both herbicides and antibiotics at the same time, higher doses of antibiotics will likely be needed to kill the offending bacteria.

The […]

Life, liberty and the pursuit of pet safety

Every Fourth of July, my family and I drag seats into our backyard on Lake Huron of the Great Lakes, open several bags of popcorn and enjoy the show. In any direction you look, colorful fireworks shoot up into the air, lanterns float in the sky and neighbors are enjoying a bonfire. It’s a beautiful […]

Keep up to date with the Monday Links

[ SPANISH ] Having a busy morning? It can be hard to keep up with everything that is going on in the food and animal science industries, and that’s why we present the Monday links. It’s your fast run-down of all the need-to-know news stories in the world right now. Still want more info? Stay […]

Study: Eating fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer

The phrase “eat your vegetables,” might take on more important meaning after new research claims thousands of cancer cases could be prevented if people ate more produce, according to a recent peer-reviewed study.

If half the U.S. population ate one more serving of fruit or vegetables a day, about 20,000 cases of cancer could be […]