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Soyfood chief calls for harmonised GM food labels

Soyfood chief calls for harmonised GM food labels | animal science | Scoop.it
SPECIAL REPORT [1] / The president of the European Natural Soyfood Manufacturers Association (ENSA), Bernard Deryckere, has called on the EU to better direct consumers towards foods that are not genetically-modified, perhaps by introducing...
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I think that it is a good idea for the labels. It will make people more aware of the ingreditents. I think the chief would be the best one to know what would be good labels for the that they make.

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Video Game Serves as Virtual TBI Therapist

Video Game Serves as Virtual TBI Therapist | animal science | Scoop.it
VIENNA -- Patients with traumatic brain injury were effectively able to use a video game to improve coordination, researchers reported.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 24, 2013 8:50 AM

"..Active video games -- such as those on the Kinect or Nintendo's Wii console -- have had mixed outcomes in studies looking at whether they help users get fit. However, a study in July 2013 showed that when it came to video game-related fitness, only games that required physical activity by the player provided a good activity outcome..."

robyns tut's curator insight, September 27, 2013 6:15 AM

If anyone else is doing gaming, this could be interesting to expore.

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robyns tut's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:43 AM

This is interesting becauswe games are becoming more and more real, to the point where the brain cannot tell the difference between real life and video games. video games are bad for people with certain medical conditions, why are they helping in this case. Also could explore results off gaming too much.   -Tanah

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CNN.com International - Breaking, World, Business, Sports, Entertainment and Video News

CNN.com International - Breaking, World, Business, Sports, Entertainment and Video News | animal science | Scoop.it
CNN.com International delivers breaking news from across the globe and information on the latest top stories, business, sports and entertainment headlines.
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There was a train wreck early Monday morning. It happened in Ottawa, Ontario. Six people were pronounced dead and many more injured. The collision was between a train and a double decker bus. A third of the injured were in critical condition. Two people died at the site of the wreck and one died at the hospital. 

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Cold snap and ice threaten U.S. wheat, livestock, logistics

Cold snap and ice threaten U.S. wheat, livestock, logistics | animal science | Scoop.it
Bitter cold temperatures and ice are posing a threat to livestock and portions of the U.S. winter wheat crop into the weekend, an agricultural meteorologist said on Thursday.
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It is important to feed the animals. We dont want them to have pronutrition. The strom will pose a therat to the feed. Also it said it will be hard to get water. It will hurt the farmers cause they wont have crops to get money.

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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus: Deadly piglet virus spreads to nearly 200 U.S. farm sites

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus: Deadly piglet virus spreads to nearly 200 U.S. farm sites | animal science | Scoop.it
A swine virus deadly to young pigs, and never before seen in North America, has spiked to 199 sites in 13 states - nearly double the number of farms and other locations from earlier this month.

 

Iowa, the largest U.S. hog producer, has the most sites testing positive for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus: 102 sites, as of June 10. The state raises on average 30 million hogs each year, according to the Iowa Pork Producers Association.

PEDV, most often fatal to very young pigs, causes diarrhea, vomiting and dehydration. It also sickens older hogs, though their survival rate tends to be high. The total number of pig deaths from the outbreak since the first cases were confirmed May 17 is not known.

Researchers at veterinarian diagnostic labs, who are testing samples as part of a broad investigation into the outbreak, have seen a substantial increase in positive cases since early June, when data on the PEDV outbreak showed it at some 103 sites nationwide.

The data was compiled and released last week by Iowa State University, University of Minnesota, Kansas State University and South Dakota State University.

The virus does not pose a health risk to humans or other animals and the meat from PEDV-infected pigs is safe for people to eat, according to federal officials and livestock economists.

But the virus, which is spreading rapidly across the United States, is proving harder to control than previously believed. In addition to Iowa, Oklahoma has 38 positive sites, Minnesota has 19 and Indiana has 10, according to the data.


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