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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140663/a-recipe-for-justice-support-for-a-federal-food-justice-interagency-working-group
#1
Melanie Pugh
Systemic social justice issues are characterized as having complex and far-reaching causes. Food justice is one such an issue. Food justice is defined as “justice for all [people] in the food system,” from agricultural production to consumer products. Policies seeking to remedy systemic social justice issues often need to include the attention of many levels of government and coordination across multiple agencies to move issues forward. That is why finding a model for interagency collaboration that has evidenced success, especially over the long-term, is inspiring and worth mirroring...
2017: Food and Drug Law Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140660/assessing-the-relative-influence-and-efficacy-of-public-and-private-food-safety-regulation-regimes-comparing-codex-and-global-g-a-p-standards
#2
Sam F Halabi, Ching-Fu Lin
An extensive global system of private food regulation is under construction, one that exceeds conventional regulation thought of as being driven by public authorities like FDA and USDA in the U.S. or the Food Standards Agency in the UK. Agrifood and grocer organizations, in concert with some farming groups, have been the primary designers of this new food regulatory regime. These groups have established alliances that compete with national regulators in complex ways. This article analyzes the relationship between public and private sources of food safety regulation by examining standards adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a food safety organization jointly run by the Food and Agricultural Organization and the World Health Organization and GlobalG...
2017: Food and Drug Law Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138030/aspergillus-candidus-is-a-newly-recognized-source-of-sphaeropsidin-a-isolation-semi-synthetic-derivatization-and-anticancer-evaluation
#3
Yan Li, Robert Scott, Annie R Hooper, Geoffrey A Bartholomeusz, Alexander Kornienko, Gerald F Bills
This report details a search for alternative strains that produce the diterpenoid sphaeropsidin A (SphA) among A. candidus strains from the USDA Northern Regional Research Laboratories Culture Collection. We identified two strains that produced SphA using a limited set of test media. An initial scaled-up fermentation of NRRL 313 and isolation effort led to the procurement of sufficient quantities of SphA to prepare five semi-synthetic analogues (1-5) and evaluate their anticancer effects against glioblastoma cells D423 and Gli56 grown in 2D and 3D cultures...
November 4, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135909/food-swamps-predict-obesity-rates-better-than-food-deserts-in-the-united-states
#4
Kristen Cooksey-Stowers, Marlene B Schwartz, Kelly D Brownell
This paper investigates the effect of food environments, characterized as food swamps, on adult obesity rates. Food swamps have been described as areas with a high-density of establishments selling high-calorie fast food and junk food, relative to healthier food options. This study examines multiple ways of categorizing food environments as food swamps and food deserts, including alternate versions of the Retail Food Environment Index. We merged food outlet, sociodemographic and obesity data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Environment Atlas, the American Community Survey, and a commercial street reference dataset...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130712/-development-of-a-food-composition-database-for-valoration-of-dietary-intake-in-peruvian-amazon
#5
María García Rodríguez, Rafael Moreno Rojas, Manuel Romero Saldaña, Guillermo Molina Recio
AIM: The aim of this study was the development of a specific food composition database of Peruvian Amazonia with which value the dietary intake of the population. METHODOLOGY: An observational surveying study has been performed at which 303 individuals aged 3-83 years were selected. To compiling a register of basic food reminders of 24 hours (R24) and frequency foods consumption questionnaires (FFQ) over a four-year period were collected, and were complemented by the National Household Budget Survey...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110968/a-quantitative-assessment-of-the-effectiveness-of-usda-s-agrability-project
#6
Robert J Fetsch, Philip Turk
BACKGROUND: There is evidence that the combination of assistive technology and education increases ability to live and work independently, which in turn increases the quality of life (QOL) levels of adults with disabilities. No previously published treatment-comparison group intervention studies were found with adult farmers and ranchers with disabilities. Knowing how effective USDA's AgrAbility Project is at increasing this population's QOL and independent living and working (ILW) levels will reinforce and inform change in AgrAbility and will provide outcomes for stakeholders and public decision makers to better address agricultural communities' needs...
October 16, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108057/endocannabinoid-concentrations-in-plasma-during-the-finishing-period-are-associated-with-feed-efficiency-and-carcass-composition-of-beef-cattle
#7
V M Artegoitia, A P Foote, R G Tait, L A Kuehn, R M Lewis, T L Wheeler, H C Freetly
We previously have shown that plasma concentrations of endocannabinoids (EC) are positively correlated with feed efficiency and leaner carcasses in finishing steers. However, whether the animal growth during the finishing period affects the concentration of EC is unknown. The objective of this study was to quantify anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonyl glycerol (2-AG) in plasma during different stages of the finishing period and identify possible associations with production traits and carcass composition in beef calves...
October 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103723/predicting-manure-volatile-solid-output-of-lactating-dairy-cows
#8
J A D R N Appuhamy, L E Moraes, C Wagner-Riddle, D P Casper, E Kebreab
Organic matter (OM) in livestock manure consisting of biodegradable and nonbiodegradable fractions is known as volatile solids (VS). According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Tier 2 guidelines, methane produced by stored manure is determined based on VS. However, only biodegradable OM generates methane production. Therefore, estimates of biodegradable VS (dVS; dVS = VS - lignin) would yield better estimates of methane emissions from manure. The objective of the study was to develop mathematical models for estimating VS and dVS outputs of lactating dairy cows...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103719/possibilities-in-an-age-of-genomics-the-future-of-selection-indices
#9
J B Cole, P M VanRaden
Selective breeding has been practiced since domestication, but early breeders commonly selected on appearance (e.g., coat color) rather than performance traits (e.g., milk yield). A breeding index converts information about several traits into a single number used for selection and to predict an animal's own performance. Calculation of selection indices is straightforward when phenotype and pedigree data are available. Prediction of economic values 3 to 10 yr in the future, when the offspring of matings planned using the index will be lactating, is more challenging...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098931/ante-mortem-detection-of-chronic-wasting-disease-in-recto-anal-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissues-from-elk-cervus-elaphus-nelsoni-using-real-time-quaking-induced-conversion-rt-quic-assay-a-blinded-collaborative-study
#10
Sireesha Manne, Naveen Kondru, Tracy Nichols, Aaron Lehmkuhl, Bruce Thomsen, Rodger Main, Patrick Halbur, Somak Dutta, Anumantha G Kanthasamy
Prion diseases are transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) characterized by fatal, progressive neurologic diseases with prolonged incubation periods and an accumulation of infectious misfolded prion proteins. Antemortem diagnosis is often difficult due to a long asymptomatic incubation period, differences in the pathogenesis of different prions, and the presence of very low levels of infectious prion in easily accessible samples. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a TSE affecting both wild and captive populations of cervids, including mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk, moose, muntjac, and most recently, wild reindeer...
November 3, 2017: Prion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067210/pilot-study-of-safety-and-feasibility-of-dna-microseeding-for-treatment-of-spontaneous-canine-melanoma
#11
Cindy L Zuleger, Chulhi Kang, Erik A Ranheim, Ilene D Kurzman, Michael D Macklin, Michael A Newton, Jedd D Wolchok, David M Vail, Elof Eriksson, Mark R Albertini
Spontaneous canine malignant melanoma provides an excellent pre-clinical model to study DNA vaccines for melanoma immunotherapy. A USDA-approved xenogeneic human tyrosinase (huTYR) plasmid DNA vaccine delivered intramuscularly induces detectable immune responses and has clinical activity in some dogs with melanoma. The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety and immunogenicity of huTYR plasmid DNA administered to the skin via microseeding in dogs with spontaneous melanoma. DNA microseeding utilizes a modified tattooing device as an alternate and potentially more potent delivery method for DNA immunization...
August 2017: Veterinary Medicine and Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061141/a-multi-stakeholder-evaluation-of-the-baltimore-city-virtual-supermarket-program
#12
Pooja Lagisetty, Laura Flamm, Summer Rak, Jessica Landgraf, Michele Heisler, Jane Forman
BACKGROUND: Increasing access to healthy foods and beverages in disadvantaged communities is a public health priority due to alarmingly high rates of obesity. The Virtual Supermarket Program (VSP) is a Baltimore City Health Department program that uses online grocery ordering to deliver food to low-income neighborhoods. This study evaluates stakeholder preferences and barriers of program implementation. METHODS: This study assessed the feasibility, sustainability and efficacy of the VSP by surveying 93 customers and interviewing 14 programmatic stakeholders who had recently used the VSP or been involved with program design and implementation...
October 23, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054139/mc-media-pad-acplus%C3%A2-for-enumeration-of-aerobic-counts-in-a-variety-of-foods
#13
Hajime Teramura, Gail Betts
The MC-Media Pad ACplus™ is a dry, rehydratable film medium for the enumeration of aerobic bacterial colonies.The performance of the method in a variety of foods was compared to that of U.S. reference methods: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook (MLG) Chapter 3.02 "Quantitative Analysis of Bacteria in Foods as Sanitary Indicators" (USDA/FSIS MLG 3.02); Standard Methods for the Examination of Dairy Products (SMEDP) Chapter 6 "Microbiological Count Methods, Standard Plate Count Method" (SMEDP 6); AOAC Official Method(SM)966...
October 20, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050406/microbiological-quality-assessment-and-validation-of-antimicrobials-against-unstressed-or-cold-stress-adapted-salmonella-and-surrogate-enterococcus-faecium-on-broiler-carcasses-and-wings
#14
Lacey Lemonakis, KaWang Li, Jeremy M Adler, Cangliang Shen
This study aims to evaluate the microbiological quality and efficacy of antimicrobials to inactivate unstressed or cold-stress adapted Salmonella and Enterococcus on broiler carcasses and wings processed at a small USDA-inspected slaughter facility in West Virginia. The first part of the study included 42 carcasses that were pre- and secondarily-enriched in bacterial media followed by streak-plating onto XLT-4 and HardyCHROM™-agar Salmonella and confirmation using an API20E-kit. The aerobic plate counts (APC), Escherichia coli (ECC), total coliforms (TCC), and yeast/molds were analyzed on petri-films...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028996/cold-tolerance-of-megacopta-cribraria-hemiptera-plataspidae-an-invasive-pest-of-soybeans
#15
Jessica I Grant, William O Lamp
Kudzu bug, Megacopta cribraria Fabricius (Hemiptera: Plataspidae), first discovered in the United States in 2009, is an invasive pest of soybeans. From 2013 to 2016, Maryland has been the northern limit of its distribution in the United States. We sought to determine the physiological cold temperature limits, timing of movement to overwintering locations, and to characterize overwintering microhabitat temperature. We measured supercooling point (SCP) on three populations from distinct USDA plant hardiness zones in Maryland and Virginia between October and December of 2015...
September 23, 2017: Environmental Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023833/high-school-students-recommendations-to-improve-school-food-environments-insights-from-a-critical-stakeholder-group
#16
Yuka Asada, Alejandro G Hughes, Margaret Read, Marlene B Schwartz, Jamie F Chriqui
BACKGROUND: The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) directed the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to revise school meal standards. Students are most affected by efforts to improve the school food environment; yet, few studies directly include students. This study examined high school students' experiences of school meal reform to gain insight into implementation recommendations. METHODS: We conducted 5 focus groups with high school students (N = 15) from high schools across 9 states...
November 2017: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983305/genetic-architecture-of-charcoal-rot-macrophomina-phaseolina-resistance-in-soybean-revealed-using-a-diverse-panel
#17
Sara M Coser, R V Chowda Reddy, Jiaoping Zhang, Daren S Mueller, Alemu Mengistu, Kiersten A Wise, Tom W Allen, Arti Singh, Asheesh K Singh
Charcoal rot (CR) disease caused by Macrophomina phaseolina is responsible for significant yield losses in soybean production. Among the methods available for controlling this disease, breeding for resistance is the most promising. Progress in breeding efforts has been slow due to the insufficient information available on the genetic mechanisms related to resistance. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) enable unraveling the genetic architecture of resistance and identification of causal genes. The aims of this study were to identify new sources of resistance to CR in a collection of 459 diverse plant introductions from the USDA Soybean Germplasm Core Collection using field and greenhouse screenings, and to conduct GWAS to identify candidate genes and associated molecular markers...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973600/usda-to-incentivize-purchase-of-fresh-produce
#18
Jeff Lyon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 26, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961521/ipmp-global-fit-a-one-step-direct-data-analysis-tool-for-predictive-microbiology
#19
Lihan Huang
The objective of this work is to develop and validate a unified optimization algorithm for performing one-step global regression analysis of isothermal growth and survival curves for determination of kinetic parameters in predictive microbiology. The algorithm is incorporated with user-friendly graphical interfaces (GUIs) to develop a data analysis tool, the USDA IPMP-Global Fit. The GUIs are designed to guide the users to easily navigate through the data analysis process and properly select the initial parameters for different combinations of mathematical models...
December 4, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938764/nutrient-composition-and-retention-in-whole-turkeys-with-and-without-added-solution
#20
J R Williams, J M Roseland, Q V Nguyen, J C Howe, K Y Patterson, P R Pehrsson, L D Thompson
Whole turkeys sold in retail outlets are typically processed with added solutions to improve their taste and tenderness. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the nutrient composition of whole turkeys with and without added solution, and to update the nutrient profile of turkey for the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Eleven pairs of turkeys with added solution were obtained from statistically representative retail outlets using a nationwide sampling plan developed for USDA's National Food and Nutrient Analysis Program; 4 pairs of turkeys without added solution were purchased from local food outlets...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
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