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Food Safety

Report: Food Recalls Have Nearly Doubled Since 2002 – Food Safety News
The number of U.S. food products recalled — and the costs associated with those recalls — have nearly doubled since 2002, according to a new report.

Chinese Strengthen Food Safety Laws – Science 2.0
China and Taiwan have enhanced government ability to be more effective in ensuring food safety and guarding against food fraud, according to a recent panel discussion at the Institute of Food Technologists meeting in Chicago.

Animal Science

Castration — Best management practices – Drovers Cattle Network
Make no bones about it — Gary Patton knows the value in early castration of beef calves. The former order buyer and now cow-calf producer has been on the other side of the fence.

Who’s the Herd Leader? It Depends, Researchers Say – The Horse
Who’s the leader of the pack? Or in the case of horses, the herd? If you think it’s the dominant horse, think again.


Funds flow into agriculture as El Nino threatens crops – Reuters
Funds are flowing back into agricultural commodities for the first time since 2012 as investors look to capitalize on cheap prices, bullish demand and the threat of crop damage from an El Nino weather pattern.

Genetically modified seeds are changing agriculture – The Columbus Dispatch
In a wide, brown field, Bret Davis scrapes through a furrow of dirt. He uncovers a purple corn seed. He measures about six inches to his right, scrapes the dirt again and reveals a green seed. Their appearance in the field is not a prank nor evidence of some agricultural disease. The corn’s identity resides in those colors.


Professional video game league to begin PED testing – Sports Illustrated
The Electronic Sports League will begin testing professional video gamers at competitive events for performance enhancing drugs after a team admitted to taking the prescription drug Adderall before a tournament earlier this year.


20 Things You Didn’t Know About Sweat – Discover
Your health, feelings and diet can change your sweat composition — but your unique sweat fingerprint is distinctly yours.

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