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Research into water-saving pineapple that may help feed the world – Dallas Morning News
Pineapples are yummy in fruit salads, piña coladas and stir fries. In agricultural circles, they’re renowned water misers — a power that could one day help other food crops survive drought, researchers have found.

USDA Report Warns Climate Change Likely to Impede Progress on Global Food Security – USDA
Climate change is likely to impede progress on reducing undernourishment around the world in the decades ahead, according to the Climate Change, Global Food Security and the U.S. Food System report.

Food Safety

30% of Foodborne Illness Deaths Happen In Children Under Age Five – Time
A new WHO report finds that each year, 125,000 kids under age five die from foodborne disease.

CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pork Apparently Over – Food Safety News
According to a December 2 update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Salmonella outbreak this past summer linked to recalled pork products “appears to be over.”

Animal Science

Children with pets have less stress – Medical News Today
A pet dog may protect your child from childhood anxiety, according to research published by the CDC.

U.S. PEDv Update: Expected to Worsen in Winter 2015-2016 – The Pig Site
Joel Harris, Harrisvaccines Head of Sales and Marketing, said since PEDv has only been in the U.S. for 2.5 years, the industry is still learning what kind of seasonality to expect from the virus. 


The Close Ties Between Exercise and Beer – New York Times
For many people, working out and alcohol are closely linked. Sports teams and training partners celebrate victories, bemoan defeats or mark the end of training sessions with a beer or three. But whether exercise encourages people to drink and, likewise, whether drinking encourages people to exercise has been in dispute.


Become a Chocolate-Pairing Expert With This Helpful Infographic – Mental Floss
The addition of something spicy, salty, or sweet from your pantry can turn any midnight chocolate binge into a classy culinary experience. If you’re at a loss as to where to start, check out this handy visual guide.

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