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From: Food Quality & Safety Magazine, 2.11.2014

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Researchers Seek Ways to Reduce Porcine Virus Transmission

Time and temperature combinations identified to inactivate PEDV on trailers

Since the first identification of the PEDV in the U.S last spring, the disease has posed significant challenges to the nation’s swine industry. PEDV is not a zoonotic disease and does not affect food safety, according to the USDA. However, infection with this highly transmissible virus can cause tremendous financial losses to pork producers, the National Pork Board says.

New Test May Be Fastest, Easiest Yet for Detecting GMOs in Foods

The demand for monitoring and labeling GM foods continue to rise

A new test developed by scientists in China claims to be the first comprehensive method available to detect genetic modifications in food. The test, called MACRO, is a combined microchip-PCR and microarray system that the investigators say can monitor 91 DNA targets in a single test.

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