If you are interested in finding out more about the culture of biosafety, biosecurity, and responsible conduct, this guide is for you. A U.S. interagency Working Group was established in 2015 to implement the recommendation of the Federal Experts Security Advisory Panel to "create and strengthen a culture that emphasizes biosafety, laboratory biosecurity, and responsible conduct in the life sciences...
Silos are tall, complex structures, and it is therefore easy for food stuffs to accumulate in hard-to-reach places.
China’s agriculture ministry will require pork processors handling raw pork to test for the presence of the African swine fever virus from May 1.
The study, conducted by the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, looked at the risk of African swine fever (ASF) introduction into the US via airport passengers and the likelihood of any ASF-contaminated product getting through, and out of, the airport.
Buying samples of synthetic DNA is surprisingly easy. The trade is overseen by the International Gene Synthesis Consortium, an industry-led group that works with government agencies to screen orders and buyers. But such oversight can’t prevent someone from purchasing hazardous DNA samples on the black market.
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) continues to spread while Canadian officials conduct a relentless, but exasperating, search for how the deadly virus is breaching biosecurity defenses.
Dairy Australia and Meat and Livestock Australia have a range of information resources that relate to those emergency plans - including farm biosecurity plans, cattle health statements, specific disease documents, the Livestock Production Assurance program and the National Livestock Identification System.
A World Health Organization (WHO) advisory committee on editing human DNA will ask the United Nations agency to establish a global registry of all such research, recommend that editors of scientific journals not publish any unregistered studies, and ask science funders to require that their grantees register their studies.
A packet of fish balls containing pork from Fuzhou in China's Fujian Province has tested positive for African swine fever (ASF), bringing the total number of such cases to 34, Taiwan's Central Emergency Operation Center for ASF said Thursday, March 21.