New molecule unveiled to improve poultry gut health

Chemical manufacturer promises molecule will reduce incidence of necrotic enteritis in broilers: Several of the key issues facing broiler producers today are linked to one key theme – namely, the bird’s gut health, according to Professor Richard Ducatelle of the University of Ghent in Belgium. Leading Read More …

‘Clean food’ at what cost?

Food safety risks, costs, waste likely to increase in ‘clean’ era: Two veteran food science and human nutrition experts at Iowa State University are worried about food safety eroding and food waste piling up because of millennials’ demands for “clean food.” ISU Professors Read More …

After Harvey, confusion abounds regarding food crop safety

Is it safe? Historic flooding in Texas after Hurricane Harvey has raised questions about food crops touched by flood waters, which the FDA says are not safe to eat. Some farmers argue that guidance is too broad. In fact, no one knows Read More …

Pecan weevil threatens New Mexico’s orchards

Quarantines enacted in four counties: A tiny bug is posing a threat to one of New Mexico’s biggest cash crops. An investigation by the Carlsbad Current-Argus and Roswell Daily Record found an invasive bug known as the pecan weevil could derail New Read More …

Chipotle stockholders claim CDC withheld info

Documents show 14 outbreaks: Chipotle Mexican Grill stockholders allege that the company and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) withheld from the public information they knew about multiple foodborne illness outbreaks tied to the restaurant chain in 2014 and Read More …

Will terrorist attacks be the ‘new normal’ in U.S.?

NYC success shows U.S. not a safe island: The 29-year old Uzbek immigrant charged for Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York City was found to have thousands of ISIS-related photos and videos on his phone. Welcome to the new normal, experts at Read More …

Hundreds of Marine recruits get sick at boot camp

Recruits quarantined, dining facilities inspected: More than 300 recruits at the Marines’ boot camp in San Diego are suffering from diarrheal symptoms from an bacterial outbreak, officials disclosed on Tuesday. With most of the cases linked to Shiga toxin-causing E.coli bacteria, physicians Read More …

The great pumpkin heist

Thieves get away with more than 600 pumpkins: Whether they are extra-large, painted pink, or even inflatable, thieves are snatching pumpkins at an alarming rate. The most recent haul by sticky-fingered pilferers was the theft of more than 600 pumpkins from Read More …

Partnership will develop Cannabis-infused beverages

Beer distributor teams up with marijuana company The U.S. distributor of Corona beer is chasing a new type of buzz. Constellation Brands Inc. has agreed to take a 9.9 percent stake in Canopy Growth Corp., a Canadian marijuana company, and plans to Read More …

Biological weapons: Another threat from North Korea

Preparation is ‘urgent and necessary’: Under the cover of farm facilities, North Korean chemists may be weaponizing some the world’s deadliest diseases—such as smallpox, Black Death and cholera—which could lay waste to millions of people if an epidemic were unleashed. A report Read More …