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Concerns for Food Safety Grow as Vet Students Pick Pets over Farm Animals

posted on November 5, 2010 at 2:11 PM

FRESNO, Calif (AP) -- The number of veterinarians who work with cows, pigs, chickens and other farm animals is on the decline as many prepare to retire and fewer students opt for large animal practice, results from a recent study showed. Full Story

Pharming Goes Underground

posted on May 25, 2007 at 8:05 PM

Pharming Goes Underground
In Indiana an operation has literally gone underground to produce genetically modified crops. Full Story

Vacancies for Veterinarians

posted on July 7, 2006 at 8:07 PM

As demand for livestock veterinarians continues to grow, experts are worried that there won't be enough new vets to cover the nation's needs. Full Story

Can There Be a Medical Prescription for Chocolate?

posted on March 3, 2006 at 8:03 PM

A study of older men in the Netherlands indicates those who ate the equivalent of one-third of a chocolate bar every day had lower blood pressure and a 50% reduced risk of death. Full Story

Biopharming Study Draws Concern, Rebuke

posted on December 9, 2005 at 8:12 PM

Biopharming may not be the money-making crop many farmers were hoping. Full Story

Rural EMTs Get Specialized Training

posted on November 11, 2005 at 8:11 PM

Rural EMTs Get Specialized Training
A unique program teaches rescue personnel how to handle emergencies from behind the farm gate to where farm and city meet. Full Story

Docs Seek Injunction Against Dairy Ads

posted on July 1, 2005 at 8:07 PM

A group called the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine plans to file a lawsuit accusing the U.S dairy industry and several food companies of falsely claiming that dairy consumption can help people lose weight. Full Story

Farm Animal Veterinarians in Short Supply

posted on April 15, 2005 at 8:04 PM

Veterinary officials predict a shortage of large animal veterinarians as vet school students focus on small animal practices. Full Story

Scientists Concerned About Pharma Crops

posted on December 17, 2004 at 8:12 PM

Scientists Concerned About Pharma Crops
The USDA is being asked to immediately stop allowing outdoor production of genetically engineered pharmaceutical and industrial crops until a new system of growing the crops is developed that will not contaminate the nation's food supply. Full Story

Making Medicines From Crops

posted on October 1, 2004 at 8:10 PM

Making Medicines From Crops
It's an emerging biotech field but it's not food or feed. It's for pharmaceutical market and medical foods. Full Story

Which came first ... the protein or the enzyme?

posted on April 5, 2002 at 8:04 PM

Not egg-zactly your ordinary chicken. Full Story

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