Tox Tuesday: Psychoactive substances, other drugs on the rise in Wales

A rising concern in many countries is the increased potency of opioids, as powerful drugs like fentanyl and its analog carfentanil kill unsuspecting drug users in ever-increasing numbers.

Now, reports show that in Wales, especially potent varieties of illegal psychoactive drugs are seeing an increased presence as well, while weaker drugs are disappearing from the […]

Monday links

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Agriculture

Sky-high farms: Rooftop agriculture growing in popularity – CCTV America Building farms on rooftops is now gaining momentum across China. It provides an alternative lifestyle for city dwellers, helping people unwind after […]

Tox Tuesday: The evolution of Spice

Since their first documented appearance in the United States in 2008, synthetic drugs have created a trend that both authorities and health care officials alike are struggling to contain. As a recent article explains, this is due to the ever-changing formulas and chemical structures used in their creation. Because of this, these drugs are difficult […]

Tox Tuesday: Virginia’s synthetic drug and heroin problem

Spreading like wildfire from state to state, officials from Virginia are the latest to report an uptick in use of synthetic drugs including synthetic marijuana and other synthetic stimulants like bath salts and gravel. Gravel, also called flakka, has appeared in the state previously, but according to a recent article, is rearing its ugly head […]

Monday links

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Animal Science

Use of insects in animal feed seen as favorable by farmers, sector and consumers – PHYS.org The attitudes towards the use of insects in animal feed and resulting livestock products […]

Monday links

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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 […]

Get in the know with the Monday Links

Can you believe it, we’re already at our last Monday Links for July! This year is going by quickly—and lots of news, too. Read below for your latest in food safety, toxicology and agricultural news.

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Belated Tox Tuesday: Synthetic marijuana update

Courtesy of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

Moderator’s note: Tox Tuesday will be back to its regularly-scheduled day for the next edition, Tuesday, Jan. 7.

As governments around the world wrangle with how to deal with so-called “legal highs”, new findings suggest that the drugs’ popularity may be waning.

Synthetic marijuana, or spice, is […]

EU takes action on “legal highs”

Spice and other synthetic cannabinoids are on the rise in Europe. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

In response to increasing reports of new psychoactive drugs entering the market, the European Union this week moved to revamp its system to respond more quickly.

On Tuesday, the European Commission (EC) proposed new procedures […]

Kick start your week with the Monday links

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Food safety

Russia-U.S. in talks over trade resumption – The Pig Site

The two nations are slated to participate in a conference call today in an effort to resolve the […]