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China, U.S. agree to promote U.S. beef in China: vice commerce minister
China and the United States have agreed to promote American beef exports in China, one of the world's fastest growing markets for the meat, China's vice commerce minister, Wang Chao, said on Friday.
Thu Dec 19, 2013
We Feed Cows Chicken Poop
The practice isn't just gross, it could spread mad cow disease-and yet the FDA has done nothing to stop it.
Wed Dec 18, 2013
San Mateo Daily Journal
Know It All
Unopened bottles of ketchup can be stored for one year on a cool, dark shelf. Tightly covered opened bottles of ketchup will last a month in a cool, dark, dry place.
Tue Dec 17, 2013
Another Reason to Not Eat Pork
Little pigs can be so cute, but they're also deadly when infected with PEDv-- which is the case for many in the U.S. today.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
UK Against Fluoridation
War on dementia akin to moon landing mission
The biggest medical challenge of them all? Daily blogger Peter Rhodes on why curing dementia could take longer than putting a man on the moon.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Research: Creuztfeldt-Jakob disease might be transmitted by blood transfusion
Creuztfeldt-Jakob disease is a rare but fatal disease in humans. For the first time, the presence of infectivity in the blood of patients affected by sporadic and the new variant of CJD was established by scientists from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research and the French National Veterinary School , in collaboration with ... (more)
Mon Dec 09, 2013
USDA Finalizes Import Regulations For "Mad Cow Disease"
In November, the USDA announced a final rule that will align the Agency's import regulations for bovine spongiform encephalopathy with international standards.
Usda Aphis Updates Bovine Import Regulation to Comply With International Health Standards
This BSE regulation is based on international scientific literature and standards established by the World Organization for Animal Health .
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Inquiry into donor blood vCJD risk
An independent inquiry is being launched to check the safety of donor blood amid fears of infection from the human form of "mad cow disease".
Mold And Salmonella On Marijuana Leaves: Researchers Uncover Widespread Pot Contamination
Now that marijuana has been legalized in 20 U.S. states and D.C., scientists have started to identify possible contaminants found on the average pot leaf.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Prion Diseases of Humans and Animals: Their Causes and Molecular Basis
Annual Review of Neuroscience , Vol. 24, No. 1. , pp. 519-550, doi:10.1146/annurev.neuro.24.1.519 a-a Abstracta Prion diseases are transmissible neurodegenerative conditions that include Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans and bovine spongiform encephalopathy and scrapie in animals.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
The Journal of Commerce Online
Asian Sales Boosted US Beef, Pork Exports in September
U.S. beef exports in September remained ahead of 2012 levels, but pork exports continued to face "a number of challenges," according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.