Here are your Monday links

Dinner_Fancy_blogDon’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

WTO COOL hearing held – Feedstuffs

The World Trade Organization heard arguments regarding the U.S.’s country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law. For more on COOL, click here.

Are all Salmonella created equal? – The Acheson Group

The Acheson Group’s latest post breaks down Salmonella and the meaning of virulence.


Animal safety

PED in the U.S.: Two more states report positive virus testsThe Pig Site

Positive environmental samples for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) have now been reported in Idaho and Massachusetts.

Weather’s impact on pasture weeds: What to expect in 2014 – The Horse

Some weeds to worry about include poison hemlock, common chickweed and henbit.



Ag census shows boom in farm sales, small increase in younger farmersU.S. News

The preliminary results showed the average farm size grew while the number of farms continued to drop. The results can be found here.

USDA predicts record ag exports for 2014 – Drovers Cattle Network

U.S. agricultural exports for the 2014 fiscal year are estimated to reach a record high of $142.6 billion.



Ecstasy, legal highs and designer drug use: A Canadian perspective – Drug Science, Policy and Law

This newly published study looks at drug use in Canada.

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