Monday links

Lunch_SchoolKids_GettyImages_blogDon’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food Safety

Tips for Lunch Box Food Safety – Newswise
As families begin to settle into their new fall routines, many are packing their lunches. In this economy, packing your lunch or your child’s can save your family money, and ensure a safe and healthy meal—if precautions are followed.

Report on drug-resistant foodborne bacteria reveals encouraging trends, a few red flags – Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
An annual federal report released last week on drug resistance in bacterial foodborne illness culprits mainly showed encouraging patterns but raised concerns about multi-drug resistance in two Salmonella serotypes.

Animal Science

Early weaning beef calves – Bovine Veterinarian
Early weaning works very effectively to add body condition on cows when forage is limited. Although recent rains have relieved drought concerns for most of South Dakota, there still may be situations where early weaning fits.

Equine Industry Poised for Growth, Third American Horse Publications Survey Shows – Stable Management
The equine industry has found stability and shows positive signs of growth, especially among young adult horse owners and event participants, according to results of a survey by American Horse Publications (AHP).


Projects Emphasize Open-Source Technology and Data for Agriculture – Food Policy
Around the world, young people are turning to farming and the food sector as viable career options. However, the next generation of food system leaders often lacks access to the latest data and technologies that are vital to the success of farm businesses. 

Diagnosing spots on tree leaves – University of Wisconsin-Extension
Trying to figure out what those spots on your tree leaves are? UW-Madison Extension Plant Pathologists tell us a little bit about what kind of tree leaf diseases we are seeing this year.


Half the States Have Joined the ‘Powdered Alcohol Prohibition’ – Food Safety News
The “powdered alcohol prohibition” rose up quickly. Before 2014, according to the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), just two states had existing statutes that would affect the sale of powdered alcohol products.


‘Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning’ – NPR
Can playing the Project Evo game really improve the brain’s ability to deal with distractions? Its manufacturer thinks so.

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