Here are your Monday Links

Start your work week off right with the latest news and information in the food safety, animal science and agricultural news industries. Check back every Monday for more resources complied here that will help keep you up to date!

Food Safety

White House Calls for Action Plan to Address Antibiotic Resistance – Food Safety News
The White House announced its plan to make the issue of antibiotic resistance a national priority and released the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) report on antibiotic resistance.

Child who suffers from rare, serious nosebleeds cured with pork – The Week
Researchers from Detroit Medical Center were honored Thursday after discovering that stuffing pork in the nose can cure serious nosebleeds.

Dry-roasted peanuts more likely trigger for allergy – Medical News Today
In the West, peanut allergy stands out more so than anywhere else. Yet, Easterners consume as many peanuts as Westerners — perhaps the explanation lies in differences in peanut preparation.

Animal Science

‘Avatar’ mice help develop new cancer treatments – Boston Globe
Beth Israel Deaconess has been studying cancer in the thousands of rodents housed in its facilities, and now the medical center is poised to expand that research, using a new type of lab mouse that can host human cancer cells. The goal is to help scientists develop a custom treatment for each patient’s form of cancer.


Hacking Photosynthesis Yields Turbocharged Crops – IFLScience
Scientists working with plant enzymes have figured out a way to enhance photosynthesis, creating turbocharged crops that could one day lead to crazy high agricultural yields.

Can We Grow Crops On Mars? – Modern Farmer
A new study from a group of German scientists attempted to grow common crops in the same type of soil that’s found on Mars and our own moon, and discovered some pretty intriguing things.

Drones may provide big lift to agriculture when FAA allows their use – Los Angeles Times
After the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, drones became largely associated with military strikes and surveillance operations. However, California farmers and technologists say they are eager to put drones to commercial use which they say could change agriculture as we know it in North America.

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