Monday links: Helping you recover from the weekend each week

Neogen CEO Herbert builds biotech dream

This story makes for a happy Monday. Want to know why Neogen loves Lansing, why genomics is important to us, or what’s next for the company? Neogen CEO James Herbert explains in an article from the Lansing State Journal.

Easter chick or egg or Salmonella

No word yet on how many people got salmonellosis so far this year from baby chicks but here’s hoping it’s zero. According to USA Today, 68 people were infected with Salmonella after handling chicks and ducklings last year.

Bad Bug Book 2nd edition: Foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins handbook

Questions about Campylobacter? Concerns about Clostridium? Thinking about toxins? Check out the FDA’s second edition of the Bad Bug Book here.

USDA projects drop in soybean plantings

The prediction caused some surprise among agricultural economists, according to an article in Farm World. The reason for the drop? Experts point to more land being used for cotton.

Cows: The innocent bystanders

This Wall Street Journal article about the impact of the “pink slime” (known as lean finely textured beef, or LFTB) breaks down the frenzy surrounding the product.

Elevated heartworm prevalence expected this spring

Unusually warm and damp weather could contribute to higher-than-normal levels of heartworm this year, according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council’s spring forecast. Yeah, not a fan of that…and neither is Fido.

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