Farm animals help prevent asthma and allergies in kids, study finds

In the past, we’ve talked about how household pets can lead to healthier babies. But cats and dogs aren’t the only animals linked to better health in youngsters. New evidence from researchers in Switzerland suggests that interaction with farm animals can help prevent asthma and allergies.

“Early childhood contact with animals, and the consumption of […]

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Lingering Food Safety Regulatory Issues For China In 2016 – Forbes As 2016 begins, and China continues implementing its revised Food Safety Law, two features of food safety regulation and their […]

Report: International targets recommended for reducing animal antibiotic use

Antibiotic resistance is without a doubt one of the most talked about topics in the food industry today. While some popular fast food restaurants have announced they will go “antibiotic-free” in the coming years, others in the industry are questioning how much benefit movements like this will actually have on the quality of human and […]

Study: Farm workers carry more antibiotic-resistant bacteria than animals

One of the most common and costly diseases faced by the dairy industry is bovine mastitis, a potentially fatal bacterial inflammation of the mammary gland (IMI). Widespread use of antibiotics to treat this disease, and other diseases agriculture animals often face, has been blamed for generating antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a concern for the health and well-being […]