Welcome to a great week with the 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.

Food safety

UN says food price crisis unlikely but urges action Huffington Post Food

Although global food prices have stabilized, many fear unrest as seen after a similar food crisis in 2008.

WTO cannot change U.S. law, trade representative’s office says – Food Safety News

The dispute is over whether the World Trade Organization can tell the U.S. that its country of origin labeling laws goes against trade regulations.

Read other Neogen blog posts about the issue here.

Indiana may soon publish raw milk safety standard – Food Safety News

Recommendations involve testing for coliforms and pathogenic bacteria in lieu of pasteurization.

Animal safety

More on disaster preparednessFully Vetted

Dr. Jennifer Coates gives tips on how to make sure humans and our furry friends are ready for disaster situations.

3rd Hantavirus death linked to Yosemite outbreakAssociated Press

Up to 10,000 people could have been exposed to the virus.

Vietnam hit by new “highly-toxic” bird flu reports – MSN

So far, approximately 180,000 birds have been culled in the outbreak and two people have died.

Report: 350,000 in U.K. contract toxoplamosis each year – Veterinary Practice News

The disease is usually spread after handling cat litter.

CDC again warns about danger of handling small turtles – LA Times

There have been 11 multistate outbreaks of salmonellosis related to small turtles since 2006.

Agriculture

Bangladesh: Poultry feed industry seeks corn export banAllAboutFeed.net

The Bangladesh poultry feed industry is seeking a ban on the export of corn, a key ingredient in poultry feed, to combat rising prices.

Genomics

Getting to know the genome – The Scientist

The often-used term “junk DNA” might soon be thrown out into the trash.

 

 

 

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