On November 12, federal wildlife officials removed the gray wolf from the endangered species act protection, after it had been recognized as an endangered species since 1974. Once not in the act, the wolves can be hunted for recreational purposes.
The emergence of new genomic technologies such as CRISPR, which allows targeted gene editing to a level never before possible, and the recent successes of companies such as Impossible and Beyond Meat, which have pushed the boundaries of what is acceptable and possible in the marketplace and to the consumer, indicates food production and consumption could be in the midst of a revolution.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Wisconsin Department of Health, and Minnesota Department of Health are investigating a Salmonella Infantis outbreak linked to Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable-dip trays.
Undercover footage filmed in an abattoir in Poland appears to show extremely sick cows being slaughtered. The video from a slaughterhouse located in the central Polish region of Mazovia depicts sick cows unable to stand and being dragged by their horns and legs out of trucks and into the abattoir using a winch.
Ivan Oransky will give a public seminar April 19th entitled "Retractions, Post-Publication Peer Review, and Fraud: Scientific Publishing’s Wild West," as a contribution to the Research Integrity and Trustworthy Science research ethics event.
The Annual Research Ethics Conference: Research Integrity and Trustworthy Science: Challenges and Solutions, will be taking place on Thursday, March 8th from 8:30am - 1:00pm, in Coffman Theater.