To help you kick start your day after the long weekend, here are the belated Monday links

Don’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.

Agriculture

Wheat falls on rain, weather focus turns to Midwest

The weather takes a toll on wheat futures.

New microloan proposal helps small farmers avoid high-interest credit card and personal loans

A new proposal could streamline the process for farmers seeking loans less than $35,000.

Animal safety

Do you recognize the symptoms of BOAS?

Your dog’s snoring could be indicative of a respiratory problem.

HHS to test live food animals for antimicrobial resistance

Only in the pilot study stage, the program would look for drug use and antimicrobial resistance in live animals. Currently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services only tests carcasses and meat samples.

Service dogs help Wash. soldiers battling PTSD

A Memorial Day story to warm your heart.

Triple Crown quest features unusual approach

A look at I’ll Have Another’s pre-Belmont workout.

Life sciences

Synthetic biologists turn DNA into rewritable, digital data storage

Oh you know, just rewriting DNA.

Telomerase gene therapy extends lives of mice by up to 24 percent

The genetic Fountain of Youth?

Food safety

Cottage food discussion in Wyoming includes leafy greens; AFDO guidance document available

A new guidance document from the Association of Food and Drug Officials looks to streamline regulations regarding the cottage food industry.

Egg standards bill introduced in Senate

Ag groups are divided over a bill that could adjust the space allotted to laying hens.

Facility profiling – providing benefit or putting you in the crosshairs?

Dr. David Acheson of Leavitt Partners looks at a voluntary information submission program through the FDA.

Food safety squad preps for London Olympics

As the Olympics draw near, the Food Safety Agency in the United Kingdom is working to ensure safe food at the games.

Chicken consumption down by 33 percent in Kathmandu

The decrease follows general strikes.

Forensic drug detection

Middle-class staff should be tested for cocaine, Met chief suggests

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in London says people in professions such as surgeons and teachers should be tested for cocaine as a condition of employment, according to The Telegraph.

 

 

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