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Feds to pregnant women: Eat more fish

Feds to pregnant women: Eat more fish

President Barack Obama’s administration encouraged “pregnant women, women of childbearing age and breastfeeding mothers to eat at least 8 but no more than 12 ounces of low-mercury fish a week, an amount equivalent to two or three servings,”…

U.S. agriculture faces shortage of trained scientists

At least 1,000 trained ag scientists need to be hired by 2015 by domestic life science companies to meet changing global needs, according to a 2013 study by the Coalition for a Sustainable Agricultural Workforce profiled in a May article in the Southeast Farm Press.

Salmonella-contaminated spices—who knew?

We generally think of Salmonella as a threat to chicken and beef. But scientists are recognizing that spices and other foods lower in moisture can carry the disease. “Spices are an emerging vehicle for disease in the food sector,” says Monica Ponder, assistant professor of food science and technology in Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture