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Beans_Dried_wRice_shutterstock_95978833_blogDon’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

Global food prices on the decline: FAO –Meat & Poultry

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ (FAO) Food Price Index fell for the fourth consecutive month in August.

Gillibrand introduces Safe Meat and Poultry ActMeat & Poultry

The act aims to maintain current staffing levels of  U.S. Department of Agriculture meat and poultry inspectors.

Doctors lean toward introducing allergenic foods to kids early – NPR’s The Salt

New guidelines are backtracking on the idea that introducing allergenic foods later is better.

Remnants of the oldest known cheese found in Neolithic pottery – Discover

You really can’t get anymore well-aged than 7000 years, I suppose.

How spice tickles your lips – National Geographic

To our nervous systems, there’s little difference between vibrations and Szechuan pepper.

 

Animal safety

PED expected to become more difficult to controlThe Pig Site

Concerns over the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus are ramping up as winter draws closer.

Mysterious illness killing Ohio dogs – ABC News

So far, four dogs have died from the illness, which had similar symptoms including lethargy, vomiting, bloody diarrhea and weight loss.

Study: Young horses can’t read subtle human body cuesThe Horse

But they can learn to read the cues.

 

Agriculture

Wet, cool forecasts seemed to affect crop markets MondayAg Professional

Cool temperatures and the potential for frost affected ag markets Monday.

Farmers using falcons to scare off crop-eating birds – Los Angeles Times

The falcons scare away smaller birds that cause significant damage to crops.

 

Toxicology

GA declares synthetic drug as controlled substance – SF Gate

Georgia has designated a new synthetic cannabinoid called Crazy Clown as a controlled substance.

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