Tuesday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest food safety, animal safety, and agriculture news after the holiday weekend? Get back in the your groove with Tuesday links.


Synergies between China & U.S. agriculture – Caixin Online
There are many opportunities for a deepening of the supply chain from America’s fields, oceans and rivers to Chinese plates.

Farm workers See Jobs, Earnings Shrivel in California Drought – NPR
More than 21,000 people are out of work this year from California’s drought, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. The majority are in agriculture. Those farm workers lucky enough to have a job are often working harder for less money.

Food Safety

September is National Food Safety Month – The Daily Reporter
This September marks the 20th annual observance of National Food Safety Month.  This observance is intended to focus on safety precautions within the food industry and within American homes.

Food safety answers for college students – USDA
Is it safe to eat pizza that was left out overnight? Will I get sick if I eat a hamburger that is still pink inside? College students living away from home for the first time may be looking for answers to such questions that will not appear on any tests. The USDA provides answers to some of these frequently asked questions on food safety.

Animal Science

Shearer saves lost sheep from woolly death, sets unofficial world record – CNN
An Australian champion sheep shearer has set an unofficial world record after clipping a sheep that had become so overgrown its life was endangered.

Fatigued cattle syndrome: The search for solutions – Bovine Veterinarian
After we get cattle healthy and on feed at the feed yard it is easy to put them on “cruise control.” However, management of cattle at the end of the feeding period can have an impact on the incidence of a recently described syndrome, called fatigued cattle syndrome, or FCS.


E-cigarette flavorings may harm lungs – Science News
Certain flavorings in e-cigarettes can harm lung cells, researchers recently reported at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Denver.


Scientists Invented Ice Cream That Doesn’t Melt as Fast – Smithsonian
A cone towering with chilly, freshly-scooped ice cream and garnished with sprinkles seems like a great way to cool down on a hot day, that is until it drips and sticks everywhere as it melts.

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