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2013-08-19 23:17:25

Nebraska-based USA consumer awareness campaign seeks an end to aggressive performance-enhancing cattle drugs used in national youth show ring competitions. Beef Additive Alert (tm) demands an immediate beta agonist policy prohibition by both the USDA-NIFA and U.S. Department of Education's Future Farmers of America organization. Springfield, Nebraska (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Beef Additive Alert™, a new national consumer action campaign, calls for an immediate ban of aggressive...

2013-01-25 10:17:40

Feed additive has no affect on meat quality or taste Animal scientists in Brazil have found that a small dose of the feed additive ractopamine can boost pork production without changing how pork looks or tastes. In the latest issue of the Journal of Animal Science, researchers report that a 5 mg/kg dose of ractopamine increased muscle mass and feed efficiency, and had no noticeable effect on pork marbling, fat content, toughness or color. The researchers came to this conclusion by...

Pork May Contain Harmful Bacteria
2012-11-28 14:52:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to an analysis by Consumer Reports, U.S. pork-chop and ground-pork contain significant amounts of harmful and antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The report found that about three percent to seven percent of the pork samples contained dangerous bacteria like salmonella, staphylococcus aureus and listeria monocytogenes. All of the bacteria are known to cause food borne illnesses. Consumer Reports said that widespread...

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2010-07-06 12:35:00

On Tuesday, an international food safety body set new rules on preparing bagged salads and also said that the chemical melamine is acceptable only in tiny amounts in infant formula and food. The Codex Alimentarius Commission said that animal manure should not be used to fertilize lettuces and other fresh vegetables that are sold "ready to eat."  The decision was made during its meeting in Geneva. The Codex experts said that contaminated water must also be kept away from bagged produce...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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