The Monday links you have been waiting for

Complied together for your reading pleasure is the latest news and information in the food and animal safety segments in this edition of Monday links!

Genomics

Sequencing Tsetse Fly Genome Reveals Surprises That May Save Lives – National Geographic
The genome of the tsetse fly—a disease-ridden insect with surprisingly mammalian biology that stalks the people and livestock of sub-Saharan Africa—has been decoded, a team of 146 scientists announced.

Animal Safety

Study: Cowbells could be hurting cows’ ears – The Week
A recent study suggests that for cows’ hearing, the only prescription is less cowbell. 

Food Safety

9 Kitchen Items You Forgot To Clean – The Cutting Board
When it comes to food poisoning, sometimes the culprit may not be on your plate, but in your kitchen drawer. 

Center for Food Safety: The Truth About Produce Wash – Food Poisoning Bulletin
Center for Food Safety has written about produce wash, those treatments for washing fruits and vegetables that are promoted as a way to avoid food poisoning. Many foodborne illness outbreaks are linked to fresh product, and consumers want to keep their families safe. So do produce washes work?

Toxicology

The Queen’s Estimate disqualified from Gold Cup in morphine case – The Guardian
The Queen’s five-year-old horse was the most high profile horse to return positive tests stemming from accidental contamination of feed with poppy seeds believed to be responsible for the presence of the banned substance in the horses’ systems.

Offbeat

Walking Dead-themed ‘human flesh’ burger coming soon – The Week
Cannibalism is generally considered to be in the realm of psychopaths and zombies — but if you’ve ever wondered what human flesh tastes like a new promotional campaign for The Walking Dead’s fifth season will give you a taste.

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